Researchers have found a significant improvement in the peripheral awareness of people who played computer games specially designed around using peripheral vision. This finding opens up the possibility that these types of games can be used to help improve players’ performance in team sports – so they can spot team-mates quicker – or to help […]
Recordings of neural activity during therapeutic stimulation can be used to predict subsequent changes in brain connectivity, according to a study of epilepsy patients. This approach could inform efforts to improve brain stimulation treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders.
Standing just for a few minutes while eating can mute taste buds, impacting taste evaluation, temperature perception and overall consumption volume.
Packaging is the first impression consumers have of food products that influences the likelihood of purchasing. A new study evaluates the effect of chocolate packaging design on sensory liking and willingness to purchase. Researchers found that participants expressed stronger emotional associations with the packaging than they did from tasting the chocolate. The study concluded that […]
Children can keep full visual perception — the ability to process and understand visual information — after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a new study. A study of children who had undergone epilepsy surgery suggests that the lasting effects on visual perception can be minimal, even among children who lost tissue in the […]
A new proof-of-concept study provides the first evidence that a speech-to-touch sensory substitution device can improve hearing in the hearing-impaired without any training, scientists report.
Psychologists have provided strong evidence that a certain region of the brain plays a critical role in memory recall. The research also shows for the first time that using an electrical current to stimulate that region, the left rostrolateral prefrontal cortex, improves people’s ability to retrieve memories.
Researchers demonstrate that our brain need only perform a few lightning-fast statistical calculations to detect key properties of unknown objects.
A new study finds that people have implicit negative biases against people with disfigured faces, without knowingly harboring such biases.
Researchers developed a cable-free recording method that can measure brain activity associated with social behavior in mice. The method was based on a bioluminescent indicator of membrane voltage called ‘LOTUS-V’, which was delivered to cells via a gene expression system; it is therefore minimally invasive. LOTUS-V enabled cable-free detection of brain activity in freely moving […]