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More than meets the eye
New findings reframe the traditional view of face blindness as a disorder arising strictly from deficits in visual perception of facial features. (2020-07-10)
Psychologists pinpoint psychological factors of refugee integration
According to the latest UN report, the number of displaced persons and refugees has surged, again, by several millions. (2020-07-09)
Distorted passage of time during the COVID-19 lockdown
A survey conducted in the U.K. suggests that social and physical distancing measures put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic significantly impacted people's perception of how quickly time passed compared to their pre-lockdown perceptions. (2020-07-09)
Sensation seekers, risk-takers who experience more bitterness apt to drink IPAs
People who seek novel and powerful sensations and are more prone to taking risks -- and who perceive bitter tastes more intensely -- are more likely to prefer bitter, pale-ale-style beers and drink them more often, according to Penn State sensory researchers, who conducted a study that involved blind taste tests and personality assessments. (2020-07-09)
Feeling with the heart
A person's sensitivity to external stimuli depends not only on the state of their nervous system, but also on their cardiac cycle. (2020-07-09)
Artificial tones in perception experiments could be missing the mark, research
Researchers at McMaster University who study how the brain processes sound have discovered the common practice of using artificial tones in perception experiments could mean scientists are overlooking important and interesting discoveries in the field of brain research. (2020-07-07)
Neuromarketing of taste
Marina Domracheva and Sofya Kulikova, researchers from HSE University's campus in Perm, have discovered a new approach to analyse the perceived similarity of food products, based on electroencephalography (EEG) signals. (2020-06-26)
The relationship between looking/listening and human emotions
Toyohashi University of Technology has indicated that the relationship between attentional states in response to pictures and sounds and the emotions elicited by them may be different in visual perception and auditory perception. (2020-06-19)
Optogenetic odors reveal the logic of olfactory perception
Using optogenetic control, researchers have created an electrical signature that is perceived as an odor in the brain's smell-processing center, the olfactory bulb, even though the odor does not exist. (2020-06-18)
A Neandertal from Chagyrskaya Cave
Until now, only the genomes of two Neandertals have been sequenced to high quality: one from Vindjia Cave in modern-day Croatia and one from Denisova Cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. (2020-06-17)
Self-driving cars that recognize free space can better detect objects
It's important that self-driving cars quickly detect other cars or pedestrians sharing the road. (2020-06-11)
Using brain imaging to demonstrate weaker neural suppression for those with autism
A University of Minnesota Medical School researcher recently published an article in Nature Communications that shows the differences in visual motion perception in autism spectrum disorder are accompanied by weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex of the brain. (2020-05-29)
Loss of smell, taste changes associated with COVID-19: Canadian study
Loss of smell (anosmia) and changes in taste (dysgeusia) were strongly associated with SARS-CoV-2, according to a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2020/05/27/cmaj.200869. (2020-05-27)
Produce-buying incentive program a win-win for Oregon consumers and farmers
A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study. (2020-05-26)
Economists: Lack of COVID-19 preparedness in line with previous findings
The threat of a catastrophic pandemic in 2014 -- the West African Ebola outbreak -- did little to change the perception of US citizens regarding the importance of preparing for future outbreaks, (2020-05-14)
Why visual perception is a decision process
A popular theory in neuroscience called predictive coding proposes that the brain produces all the time expectations that are compared with incoming information. (2020-05-12)
Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears
Psychologists from the University of Konstanz in Southern Germany find that we are less likely to amplify fears in social exchange if we are stressed. (2020-05-12)
Our pupil moves to the rhythm of the environment
Regular processes in the environment improve our eyesight. (2020-05-08)
Positive health beliefs may reduce blood pressure post-stroke, especially among women
Having positive health beliefs--specifically, the perception that you can protect yourself from having another stroke--is linked to lower blood pressure among stroke survivors, especially women. (2020-05-05)
UK public 'most concerned' about coronavirus -- more than Spain or Italy
'Risk perception; among UK population greater than in nine other countries surveyed for latest study. (2020-05-05)
How mistakes help us recognize things
When we look at the same object in quick succession, our second glance always reflects a slightly falsified image of the object. (2020-04-28)
How the heart affects our perception
When we encounter a dangerous situation, signals from the brain make sure that the heart beats faster. (2020-04-28)
Eye contact activates the autonomic nervous system even during video calls
A new study from Tampere University in Finland found that eye contact during video calls can elicit similar psychophysiological responses than those in genuine, in-person eye contact. (2020-04-23)
Scents regulate fat storage without affecting eating behavior
Researchers discovered that, in the lab worm C. elegans, certain scents dynamically regulate fat mobilization by interacting with specific olfactory neurons through specific receptors. (2020-04-16)
How expectations influence learning
During learning, the brain is a prediction engine that continually makes theories about our environment and accurately registers whether an assumption is true or not. (2020-04-15)
Sweet as: The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes
Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. (2020-04-09)
How well do you know the back of your hand, really?
Many of us are spending a lot of time looking at our hands lately and we think we know them pretty well. (2020-03-24)
Changing how we think about warm perception
Perceiving warmth requires input from a surprising source: cool receptors. (2020-03-24)
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
How accurately can you judge your own looks? Researchers looked at how we rate our own bodies when viewed from a first-person perspective compared to when viewed from an outside perspective. (2020-03-18)
How dangerous news spreads: What makes Twitter users retweet risk-related information
In Japan, a country prone to various natural and man-made calamities, users often turn to social media to spread information about risks and warnings. (2020-03-11)
Don't blame the messenger -- unless it's all stats and no story
In some cases of ineffective messaging, it might be appropriate, despite the aphorism to the contrary, to blame the messenger. (2020-03-06)
How the brain separates words from song
The perception of speech and music -- two of the most uniquely human uses of sound -- is enabled by specialized neural systems in different brain hemispheres adapted to respond differently to specific features in the acoustic structure of the song, a new study reports. (2020-02-27)
Hearing aids may delay cognitive decline, research finds
Wearing hearing aids may delay cognitive decline in older adults and improve brain function, according to promising new research. (2020-02-26)
State of mind: The end of personality as we know it
In a study published today researchers propose that changing states of mind are holistic in that they exert all-encompassing and coordinated effects simultaneously on our perception, attention, thought, affect, and behavior. (2020-02-13)
More stroke awareness, better eating habits may help reduce stroke risk for young adult African-Americans
Young African-Americans are experiencing higher rates of stroke because of health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, yet their perception of their stroke risk is low. (2020-02-12)
UTA study examines potential sources of groundwater contamination in private wells
A study led by environmental researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington suggests a disconnect between the perception of groundwater contamination and the extent to which that contamination is attributable to oil and natural gas extraction. (2020-02-06)
Self-perception of aging may affect the prognosis of older patients with cancer
Self-perception of aging -- or attitudes toward one's aging experience -- may affect older individuals' risk of dying early after being diagnosed with cancer, according to results from a study published in Cancer Medicine. (2020-02-05)
AI could deceive us as much as the human eye does in the search for extraterrestrials
An artificial neural network has identified a square structure within a triangular one in a crater on the dwarf planet Ceres, with several people agreeing on this perception. (2020-01-28)
Art speaks for itself and makes hearts beat faster
Information about an artwork has no effect on the aesthetic experience of museum visitors. (2020-01-20)
Food textures affect perceptions of healthiness
New research has demonstrated how food producers could change the surface texture of products to change people's perceptions and promote healthy eating. (2020-01-09)
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