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Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag Recovery

April 14th, 2014
Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag RecoveryA new mobile app takes a mathematical approach to help jet-lagged travelers align circadian rhythms and expedite recovery from time zone challenges. University of Michigan (UM) mathematicians say the app uses ...

New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

April 12th, 2014
New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial ExpressionsA new computer model designed by Ohio State University researchers can recognize 21 facial expressions -- even those that are seemingly contradictory, such as “happily disgusted” or ...

Does More Facebook Time Lead to More Negative Body Image?

April 11th, 2014
Does More Facebook Time Use Lead to More Negative Body Image? Researchers in the United Kingdom and United States found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to ...

Tracking Neural Circuits That Help ID Popular People, Ideas

April 8th, 2014
Tracking Neural Circuits That Help ID Popular People, IdeasAs presented during the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), researchers are using technology to map how the brain recognizes popular people, reacts to ...

Twitter May Be Harmful to Your Romantic Health

April 8th, 2014
Twitter May Be Harmful to Your Romantic HealthNew research shows that Twitter use can damage users’ romantic relationships. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student at the University of Missouri School, found that active Twitter users are ...

How to Stop Social Media Rumors During a Crisis

April 5th, 2014
How to Stop Social Media Rumors During a CrisisIt is important for organizations involved in disasters or terrorist attacks to set up emergency communication centers that would provide fast, relevant information to verify or ...

Advancing Research on Meditation with Imaging, Data Coding

April 4th, 2014
Advancing Research on Meditation with Imaging, Data Coding New research utilizes advances in brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science -- and the reported mental health benefits -- of meditation. “In ...

Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression

April 2nd, 2014
Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression Emerging research suggests an educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, reduces aggressive behavior later in life. The program, termed Fast Track, teaches children social cognitive skills ...

Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Influence Personality

April 1st, 2014
Age-Related Hearing Loss Can Influence Personality The aging process, like all life processes, is characterized by change. And while most do not become grumpy old men and women, research does show those older individuals ...

Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids’ Screen Time

April 1st, 2014
Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids' Screen Time A new study finds that limiting content and the amount of time a child spends in front of the computer does make a difference. Researchers from ...