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Eating behaviors in children: how is looking related to consumption?
Is time spent looking at food related to eating behavior? Researcher Lundquist and her colleagues studied the relationship between delayed gratification and consumption of food.
Parenting behaviors and executive function in Down syndrome
Understanding more about developmental delays in Down syndrome is vital in developing targeted interventions. In this study, the relationship between parenting behaviors and executive function was examined.
Upcoming UX + Usability Conferences in 2020
Looking for the best UX, HCI, and usability conferences in 2020? Here is a list of Usability, User Design, and UX events taking place in 2020.
Direct observations help develop effective interventions in adolescence
Presenting a study in which family and friendship dynamics in adolescence were observed in order to develop more personalized interventions that prevent problem behaviors and adjustment issues.
Useful consumer neuroscience tools
Marketers track consumer behavior and try to understand it by learning more about the magic buy button.
Top 10 best human behavior research blog posts in 2019
As we are in the middle of the holiday season, it is time to look back on another year on the Behavioral Research Blog! What are the best reads on human behavior research?
The role of inhibitory control on substance use in adolescence
Adolescents are vulnerable to risk-taking behaviors such as substance use. Dr. Roy Otten and his team examined how early childhood stress and inhibitory control influence the risk of adolescent substance use.
Studying conflict interactions between mothers and adolescents
It is common for conflicts to arise between adolescents and their parents. However, severe conflicts can have negative effects on adolescent development. What can parents do to prevent escalating conflicts?
Early exploratory behavior in infants with Down syndrome
Object exploration is part of infants’ early development. How do infants with Down syndrome explore the world around them? And how is exploratory behavior related to their general development?
Cognitive neuroscience: Emotions
In my previous blog post, I shared some of the basics of cognitive neuroscience. In this blog post, we will zoom into a more specific part of cognitive neuroscience: emotions.
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Can caffeine prevent Alzheimer's?
What is the most popular drug in the world? It’s not alcohol, cannabis, or cocaine, but something most of us start with each day. Coffee; or, more specifically: caffeine.
Depressed with a failing reward system: social stress disrupts brain waves
Chronic social stress has a huge impact on well-being. Gamma oscillations have been found to be an electrophysiological link between social stress and reward processing.
User Meeting: exploring external data integration
A few months ago, we organized our very first User Meeting about EthoVision XT and external data integration! The meeting included interesting talks, discussions, and demonstrations with a diverse group of participants.
The importance of good nutrition for human babies is well known. But what about young animals?
Is a unique calcium regulating mechanism a cause of Gulf War Illness?
Gulf War Illness (GWI) is potentially caused by organophosphate exposure. Through behavioral experiments, using a DFP rat model, researchers tested levetiracetam as a potential cure.
Gut microbes: both cause and cure of autism?
Gut microbes can increase or decrease typical autism spectrum disorder behavior (stereotypies, social behavior, locomotion, and communication) via metabolites and influencing alternative gene splicing.
Stereotypical effects on cognitive bias
Stressed-induced stereotypical behavior in lab mice have different effects on cognition. The radial arm maze is often used to investigate this.
The effect of microplastics and pharmaceuticals on trophic interactions
Microplastics (found in common products such as toothpaste) and pharmaceuticals have an impact on the environment. Their combined effect, however, is still largely unknown.
About unexpected results: predator odor excites mice
The temperature of the tail and eyes of rodents is indicative of their emotional state. What would be the effect of a specific predator cue?
How doing exercises counteracts the effects of Alzheimer’s disease
Recent research has shown that rats induced with Alzheimer’s disease suffered less from the effects of the disease when subjected to exercise.