Zebrafish attracted to superfish: video tracking sex differences in shoaling
Are images enough to evoke a shoaling response in zebrafish? Do males and females respond differently to shoals or the opposite sex? A recent study finds out.
Using augmented toys to facilitate play in children with visual impairments
For this year’s World Sight Day, we’re writing about visual impairments in children. Suzanne Verver and her colleagues focused on facilitating peer play with augmented toys.
How emotions are made – ‘angry’ FaceReader?
In a previous blog titled “How emotions are made”, I outlined how neuroscience research in the past decades has shown that our brain gives meaning to our experiences/sensations through concepts such as emotions.
How do children interact with their older autistic siblings?
In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, this blog post focuses on the social interactions between children and their older autistic siblings.
How botulinum toxin affects facial expression
For the past twenty years, the demand for cosmetic procedures to the face has increased drastically. New technologies have become available that make it possible to look ‘better and younger’.
How to study communication in young children
If you are born profoundly deaf, it is very likely that modern technology in the form of cochlear implants can improve your hearing.
Interview skills training for adolescents with language disorder examined
The study of Mathrick and colleagues evaluated an interview skills training package targeting both verbal and non-verbal skills for adolescents with severe and persistent Language Disorders.
Improving social communication skills in children with ASD
Many children with ASD suffer from deficits in social communication and interaction, especially with peers. They participate in fewer social interactions than typically developing children.
Become and stay aware about children with autism
Autism is a developmental disability that remains with a person for his or her whole life. The World Autism Awareness Day tries to bring awareness to this growing health concern.
Observing communication skills in newly wed couples
Communication is the key to all relationships. Communicating effectively can determine the success or the failure of a relationship.