Pediatrics

Want to expand your toddler's vocabulary? Find another child

Children's brains are sponges. These voracious little learners glean all kinds of information from the people around them. In particular, children mimic and learn speech patterns from their family. Previous work has shown ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prediction of psychotic onset with AI language analysis

Psychiatrists characterize schizophrenia, a mental condition with devastating effects on those who suffer it, by a set of intuitively understandable concepts including "poverty of speech" and "flight of ideas." These concepts, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children find it easier to lie to robots

Ph.D. candidate Mariana Serras Pereira's research into misleading and deceptive behavior among children reveals that body language is very telling, and that children find it easier to lie to robots than to human beings. They ...

Neuroscience

Is there a musical method for interpreting speech?

Cochlear implants have been a common method of correcting sensorineural hearing loss for individuals with damage to their brain, inner ear, or auditory nerves. The implanted devices use an electrode array that is inserted ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Political liberals display greater happiness, study finds

What does it mean to be happy? Is it how happy you say you are, or is it how happy you act? Previous research has found that political conservatives report being happier than political liberals. But UC Irvine psychologists ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

New method helps target Parkinson's disease

(Medical Xpress)—Health professionals may soon have a new method of diagnosing Parkinson's disease, one that is noninvasive and inexpensive, and, in early testing, has proved to be effective more than 90 percent of the ...

page 1 from 2