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University of Toronto study finds action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

TORONTO, ON — A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such ...

Temple researchers to study community participation of individuals with mental illness

Using GPS technology and other tools, Temple researchers will track the movements, moods and activities of study participants to learn more about factors that affect how individuals with mental illness participate in their communities. ... Full story

Positive Implicit Messages May Improve Older Adults’ Physical Functioning

Older adults who were exposed to positive stereotypes about aging without being aware of it showed improved physical functioning that lasted up to several weeks, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Why Are Some People With Autism Hypersensitive to Sound?

UC Riverside researchers embark on five-year project funded by the National Institutes of Health ... Full story

Change your walking style, change your mood

Our mood can affect how we walk — slump-shouldered if we're sad, bouncing along if we're happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too — making people imitate a happy or sad way of walking actually affects their mood. ... Full story

Poor telephone sound can affect learning

In a new research project at Luleå University of Technology, in collaboration with the telecom company Ericsson, and with funding from the Foundation for Strategic Research, the digital audio and learning are studied. ... Full story

Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months

About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months. ... Full story

Bullies in the workplace: ISU researcher examines the struggles for victims to tell their story

Bullying is not just a problem on the playground, but also the workplace. ISU's Stacy Tye-Williams looks at the challenges victims face when telling their story. (Larger image) Photo by Amy Vinchattle ... Full story

Why we have difficulty recognising people who don’t look like us

The science of seeing and the way we perceive faces is the subject of Professor Will Hayward’s inaugural lecture. ... Full story

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