Neuroscience

Literacy influences understanding of speech

Do people who can read and write understand spoken language better than those who are illiterate? Research carried out by a UZH researcher with collaborators in India has found that handwriting, specifically the type of writing ...

Neuroscience

New insights into how the brain separates perception from memory

The brain works in fundamentally different ways when remembering what we have seen compared to seeing something for the first time, a team of scientists has found. While previous work had concluded there is significant overlap ...

Neuroscience

Secret structure in the wiring diagram of the brain

In the brain, our perception arises from a complex interplay of neurons that are connected via synapses. But the number and strength of connections between certain types of neurons can vary. Researchers from the University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

AI equal to humans in text-message mental health trial

UW Medicine researchers have found that algorithms are as good as trained human evaluators at identifying red-flag language in text messages from people with serious mental illness. This opens a promising area of study that ...

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