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Consumer research – what determines food satisfaction?

In a recent study, Barbara Andersen and Grethe Hyldig from the National Food Institute of Denmark zoomed in on food satisfaction from a consumer perspective.
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Positive Behavior Support: Good behavior can be learned

With the observed increase in pediatric obesity in recent years, a child’s family, particularly his parents, may influence eating behavior, diet, and physical activity through their parenting and food choices.
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5 tips to optimize your facial expression analyses

Are you involved in emotion recognition and facial expression analysis? These 5 tips will guarantee the best results!
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Movement analysis in volleyball

Researchers from Aix-Marseille Université and the University of Groningen analyzed match plays to gain insight into the whole-body and arm movements.
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Behavioral techniques to empower consumers: resisting persuasion by controlling

The role of facial expression in resisting enjoyable advertisements.
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The man in the maze: A behavioral science journey into consumer studies

As a researcher, one of my biggest thrills was being able to predict how someone was going to behave, especially without asking him or her.
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Does the sex of a simulated patient affect CPR?

When faced with either a male or female patient simulator, both men and women rescuers appeared reluctant to remove a female patient simulator’s clothing.
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Behavior and emotions of older adults

Can TV footage motivate older persons to start being more active? Being active can improve the overall health of a person (65+ but of course also 65-!).
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Location is everything: Measuring visitor behavior

Want to know where the action is? Interested in getting real-time feedback about a conference, concert, or event hotspots? Read more about the Crowd Emotion Monitor app.
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Measuring creativity at the GrunbergLab

In the GrunbergLab in Amsterdam, I read Arnon Grunberg’s upcoming release. Two researchers hooked me up: sensors on my left hand, rib, chest, and of course the famous head cap to measure my brain activity.
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Why wolves cry out for their friends

Why do wolves howl? From research, movies, and even television series, we learn that wolves cry out to each other to facilitate the reassembling of a pack when members have strayed.
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How to mark zebrafish without compromising their behavior

How to mark zebrafish without compromising their behavior? They may have just found the answer to this at the University of Toronto. Cheung et al. tried out a method using subcutaneous injection with dyes.
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Why rats help other rats

As humans, we help each other because it is the right thing to do. We help our friends and our family. And of course we help strangers as well. Right?
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How to easily automate the elevated plus maze test

Anxiety. It is nature’s way to keep us out of harm’s way, so it is a useful emotion. At times, though, it can also be overwhelming. For some, it gets out of control, irrational, and even disabling.
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How memory loss caused by diabetes was prevented in transgenic mice

Did you know that Alzheimer’s and diabetes are linked? Patients with diabetes have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and patients with AD show impaired insulin function and glucose metabolism.
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Why guinea pigs are just like us

If zebrafish are the new mice, guinea pigs might be the new rats. Guinea pigs differ from mice and rats, and that just might make them more suitable due to the fact that these results are more easily translated to humans.
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Why social pigs do better

If you want to get on in life, is it better to make friends, or should you trample down the competition? Maybe we can learn something from animals…
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How Automatic Rat Behavior Recognition was developed

If you are familiar with neurobehavioral research in any way, you will know that variables like velocity and distance moved are important parameters in a lot of animal behavioral experiments.
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Measuring behavioral effects of laboratory rearing on starlings

Rearing animals specifically for behavioral research is a very common practice. However, the results from behavioral studies with laboratory animals should be interpreted with care.
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Top 5 novel object recognition articles

Novel object recognition is one of the most commonly used behavioral tests on laboratory rodents. It is also easily automated with video tracking software. Want to know how?