Neuroscience

Immune cells sculpt circuits in the brain

Immune cells play an unexpected role in fine-tuning the brain's neural circuits, according to research published in September, 2020 in Neuron. The immune cells that reside there, known as microglia, not only protect the brain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Phone calls create stronger bonds than text-based communications

After months of social distancing mandates, people are leaning heavily on technology for a sense of social connection. But new research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests people too often opt to send email or ...

Health

Telemedicine is here: Experts offer tips for seniors

(HealthDay)—Virtual medical visits have been invaluable for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but older adults may still need help managing them—especially if they are hard of hearing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI auto-scans lung X-rays for coronavirus

Coronavirus can be identified automatically from sick patients' lung X-rays using artificial intelligence (AI) developed at Brunel University London.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Selfie versus posie

If you lose sleep over the number of likes on your Instagram account, you might want to think twice before posting that selfie.

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency

Practice results in better learning. Consider learning a musical instrument, for example: the more one practices, the better one will be able to learn to play. The same holds true for cognition and visual perception: with ...

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