Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Technology to detect Alzheimer's takes SXSW prize

Technology capable of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease long before its symptoms appear won a coveted honor for innovation at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Voice prostheses can help patients regain their lost voice

Help is on the way for people who suffer from vocal cord dysfunction. Researchers are developing methods that will contribute to manufacturing voice prostheses with improved affective features. For example, for little girls ...

Ophthalmology

Evaluating telephone calls to help glaucoma patients

(Medical Xpress) -- Interactive telephone calls and tailored print materials helped glaucoma patients adhere to their treatment better, but not significantly as compared with a control group. The report on a randomized controlled ...

Neuroscience

Voice cells for voice recognition

(Medical Xpress) -- The human voice is as characteristic as a face – a friend can often be identified by a message on an answering machine, even if he or she forgot to mention their name. The main region for face recognition ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Linking reading to voice recognition

When people recognize voices, part of what helps make voice recognition accurate is noticing how people pronounce words differently. But individuals with dyslexia don't experience this familiar language advantage, say researchers.

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