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Four ways to study visitor behavior
Museums, zoos, theme parks, and aquariums all observe the behavior of their visitors in order to find the best ways to entertain and educate.
Consumer behavior research in the spotlight: consumption behavior
Why do we drink less when watching gut-wrenching movies? How does exposure to moral violations influence consumption?
A coding scheme to capture interactive behaviors during triadic consultations
The research team of Yuan developed and refined a coding scheme which can serve as a tool to identify specific triadic communicative strategies that are effective in improving children’s engagement and reducing distress.
Working from home strategies
In the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, many people find themselves in a particularly novel situation in the coming days and weeks: working from home.
Saying Ouch Without Saying It: Measuring Painful Faces
What happens when we’re in pain, real physical pain, but we cannot tell someone where or how badly it hurts? We can look at the facial expression!
The role of parent-child interaction on child development
When children face cognitive and motor delays, they are often unable to reach developmental milestones at the expected times. Does this influence the interactive behaviors of parents and children?
Why use video feedback in education
By using video and audio recordings in education, students and educators can receive, and benefit from, direct feedback.
For Pete’s Sake: Measuring Frustration
Within the field of human factors and usability, frustration poses an interesting challenge. It can be a barrier for learning. So how can we measure frustration in order to minimize it?
Evaluating ergonomics in healthcare – paramedics
The chance that a paramedic suffers an injury is 3x higher than other occupations. Because of the global health worker shortage, we need to make sure these professionals are taken care of.
Neuromarketing: hope or hype?
The application of neuroscience methods to marketing – neuromarketing research – is growing in popularity. Can neuroscience be the holy grail of the study of consumer behavior?
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Gait analysis after a bone fracture
Recovery after a bone fracture is more than just healing bone and soft tissue. Research on gait analysis is necessary in order to improve knowledge about bone regeneration and rehabilitation after lower extremity fractures!
Neuroscience conferences in 2020 [UPDATED]
Looking for the best neuroscience conferences to add to your 2020 calendar? We’ve put together an comprehensive list of the best (behavioral) neuroscience conferences to attend in 2020.
Assessing motor outcome in rats with peripheral nerve injury
At LBI Trauma, CatWalk XT is one of the most important tools to evaluate functional recovery in different animal models. Read more about what they found to be key factors when studying motor performance in rats with femoral nerve injury.
Antidepressants during pregnancy: effects on offspring social behavior
Many depressed women struggle with this: can I use antidepressants during pregnancy? The lab of Jocelien Olivier studies the effects of SSRI's on offspring behavior in an animal model.
How bank voles take the future into account
Bank voles are often exposed to predator odor and alarm pheromones. This perceived predation risk may cause cross-generational behavior changes, which seem to be context-dependent on their in utero exposure.
Livestock Research: Tracking sheep to learn their behavior
We recently installed TrackLab at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK, for the tracking and detailed analysis of the spatial behavior of sheep.
Non-invasive home cage testing of epilepsy in mice
Epilepsy is more than seizures; behavioral changes that occur in between seizures are rarely assessed. A new home cage study from the Baylor College of Medicine aims to change this.
Traumatic Brain Injury: effects on the brain and motor coordination
Do you think of wearing a helmet while skiing, cycling or horseback riding? Read more about how the brain is affected after the head injury and how you can examine locomotion in a mouse model with TBI.
How does heat stress affect the health and welfare of dairy cows?
When environmental temperatures rise, livestock animals, such as dairy cows, are vulnerable to heat stress. Researchers Polsky and von Keyserlingk reviewed how heat stress affects animal productivity, health, and welfare.
Testing motor coordination in a mouse model with muscular dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy is a broad group of diseases recognized by the loss of muscle mass and strenght. Researchers tried to discover if gene therapy strategies can help with reducing symptoms.