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Get a whiff of this: Smell test could sniff out serious health problems

...,?explains Frank. “To a certain extent, we put the banana smell in there to give them a little break.? Frank adds that his current research is exploring the patterns of loss of smell that could be an indicator of Alzheimer’s. He says the Sniff Magnitude Test is also getting a look by researchers at the Ru...

Using brain scans, researchers find evidence for a two-stage model of human perceptual learning

...fferences in shape ?such as between an apple and a banana ?can have no impact on the label, such as when categorizing both as 'fruit'." Now that the volunteers had learned how to categorize small shape changes, they were shown the cars from the first experiment while again being scanned, allowing the re...

Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others

... and when the monkey observes a human picking up a banana in a similar way. Mirror-neuron activity appears t...at different set of mirror neurons would fire if a banana were poked, for example, rather than picked up. There is also evidence that mirror neurons link acti...

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