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'Shifty-eyed' Monkeys Offer Window Into Brain's Social Reflexes

...ion' -- how the human brain assesses the goals and intentions of other humans and responds to them. 'It's been long known what parts of the human brain are involved in identifying and recognizing other individuals as well as those parts of the brain involved in shifting attention,' said Platt. 'And there have b...

New study shows patients more willing to consider self-injectable HIV therapy than many physicians anticipate

...tely recommended in guidelines. "Physicians' best intentions in trying to match treatments to patients may actually be limiting the use of FUZEON in those patients who are most likely to benefit," said Rob Horne, Professor of Psychology at the University of Brighton and OpenMind study author. "These new insig...

Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say

...r the long-term," says Dr. Hall. "Armed with good intentions and awash with money, but without clear co-ordination and a coherent strategy, many of the rehabilitation efforts will fail," says the WorldFish analysis. "Worse still, they may imperil the longer term livelihoods of the communities they are seeking...

Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment

... the child finishes all the medications. The good intentions directly lead to children becoming sick on and off for weeks or months, as the strep germ isn't quite killed off but instead lingers in the child's body. The children also become vulnerable to much more severe infections that will demand the use of e...

UCLA imaging study of children with autism finds broken mirror neuron system

...vides a neural mechanism by which others' actions, intentions and emotions can be understood automatically. Symptoms of autism include difficulties with social interaction -- including verbal and nonverbal communication -- imitation and empathy. The new findings dramatically bolster a growing body of evidence ...

Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation

...ommunication requires the accurate analysis of the intentions of other individuals. To this end, men and women likely adopt strategies of "face reading" in order to successfully interact with potential sexual partners. Thus, it is reasonable to assume differential patterns of activation in the hetero- and homos...

Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions

...l processors and monitors. Converting digitized intentions into meaningful action, however, is not simple. Active neurons fire between 20 and 200 times a second and they work in teams. Although scientists have long been able to eavesdrop on individual nerve cells, before 1996 no one had developed a reliab...

Spelling out cancer on the nanoscale

Tumors start small and stay quiet, yet their intentions are clearly spelled out internally, if we could only read them. No matter how small, every tumor reveals its identity in tiny amounts of abnormally expressed proteins called oncoproteins. Being able to read trace oncoprotein levels from early-stage t...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...se vaccinated. The survey was then given to gauge intentions toward vaccination. It was completed by 635 adult...the vaccine was presented greatly affected women's intentions to vaccinate. When women read that the vaccine protects only against cervical cancer, 63 percent in...

Reading hidden intentions in the human brain

...ved in task preparation and execution. Decoding of intentions was most robust when activity patterns in the medial prefrontal cortex were taken into account, consistent with the idea that this region of the brain participating in the reflection of an individual on his or her own mental state. ...

Man's best friend lends insight into human evolution

Flexibly drawing inferences about the intentions of other individuals in order to cooperate in complex tasks is a basic part of everyday life that we humans take for granted. But, according to evolutionary psychologist Brian Hare at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, this ability is present in ot...

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