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In-home video recordings provide accurate measure for more objective comparisons

Edelson and her colleagues from the Nestlé Research Center in Sweden studied parent-child interactions during meal time using in-home studies.
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Understanding adolescent emotions

How are adolescents’ emotions socialized by mothers and close friends? A recent study focuses on dealing with depression in adolescence.
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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.
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How to use FaceReader in the lab

Are you interested in using automatic facial expression analysis in a standardized lab setting? Here are 5 tips to get you started!
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Who is the best product representative?

We all have our favorite celebrities, then there are those we love to hate. Who would you want to pay to represent your product or brand?
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Measuring flow

Real time measurement techniques like FaceReader might be the key to measuring flow in real-time.
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Let children design their own playground

The impact of playing outside on the social, motor and emotional development of children and their learning ability is immense. What makes the best playground, according to children?
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Emotion analysis can be beneficial to researchers in decision making

David Schindler and colleagues developed a software, µCap (muCap), which is capable of creating a link between video footage and phases of the experiment, suitable for automated analysis in FaceReader.
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Shopping behavior analysis- improving the shopping experience at airports

The retail industry is currently booming in some regions, and with travel such an important part of modern life, so is the retail industry at airports. Learn more about consumer buying behavior by reading this blog post.
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What, Why and How to learn in a museum

Although children can learn a great deal on their own, conversations with parents have a big influence on the content, recall and transfer of what they learn.
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The impact of visitor access in a shelter on the welfare of shelter dogs

If you’ve ever been to a shelter to adopt a dog, you know that when you walk into the holding area, the dogs can get very noisy.
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How an internal clock gene can alter innate behaviors in mice

Some might argue that laboratory mice are not the same as wild mice, yet they remain capable of performing the innate, routine behaviors necessary to survive in natural environments, such as courtship and nest-building,
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Interspecific aggression: spotted dolphins vs. bottlenose dolphins

In the animal kingdom, competition is a part of life. Dominance hierarchies are common both within a group in a species (intergroup) or between two different species (interspecific).
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The welfare of therapy dogs

Dogs have been used with adult substance abuse patients in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Why use dogs in therapy? The impact of animal-assisted therapy on the dogs.
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How to measure emotions in pigs

A commonly used assay for assessment of fear in animals is the novel environment test.In this test, an animal is placed in an arena for a particular time period and behaviors are scored.
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6 things you must consider to improve your open field testing

Here are six recommendations the authors list to improve the translational and predictive value of behavioral readouts.
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The do’s and don’ts in behavioral testing: improve your open field test

Scientists have been performing open field tests for quite some time now. Over the years it has become one of the most popular tests in rodent behavioral research. So what’s not to love?
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Insect damage on leaves changes the reproductive strategy of plants

We all know that the majority of plant species depends on pollinators, like bees and syrphid flies, for reproduction. What most of us do not know is that this process is far more complex than it looks at first sight.
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How zebrafish regenerate (and how to measure their recovery)

We all know of animals that are able to regenerate: lizards that grow back their tails, flatworms that can grow into new worms when cut in half. Zebrafish have this special ability as well.
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How zebrafish are changing neuroscience

Zebrafish. This little fish is a vertebrate, and a relatively complex one. Looking at the major neurotransmitters and hormones that are investigated in neuroscience, they are as good of a model as many mammalian species.