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Measuring parent-infant behavior from another point of view
Parent-child interaction is an important focus of child development research. Lee’s research team compared recordings of play behavior from both a traditional third-person point of view, and through the babies' eyes.
The results of the fundamental research reported in Kim Verdurmen's thesis show that fetal ECG is a technique that is still developing but has shown to have multiple promising prospects, both during pregnancy and labour.
Technical demonstration of FaceReader in Seville, Spain
GO-LAB demonstrated FaceReader's amazing possibilities and efficient replacement of manual coding procedures.
Robots in the operating room
Dr. Ahmad and his team analyzed surgical team movements during robot-assisted surgery to understand and categorize causes for interruptions.
Two ways to learn more about medical simulation and debriefing
There are two ways to get ahead and stay ahead in healthcare education. One - learn from the best and - two - stay on top of your game!
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.
Three examples of nurse-patient interaction research
The use of video technology in nurse-patient interaction research offers important advantages to scientists in unraveling complex behavior patterns. Learn more!
Do emotions affect preferences to opera music?
Many researchers are interested in the relationship between facial expressions and music preference. This is the first study that uses FaceReader to investigate this.
Consumer behavior: do we enjoy the buffet to its fullest potential?
In a buffet restaurant, do you also want to try another dish? Just because it's available? Read this blog post about how choice influences eating behavior.
Effectiveness of video feedback in education
Did you know that…read all 6 reasons why video feedback in education is efficient and effective.
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Behavioral effects of optogenetically induced myelination in mice
Myelination, the ‘ensheathment’ of neurons, is essential to the functioning of the central and peripheral nervous systems. So it is not surprising that problems with myelination can lead to a number of crippling diseases.
How to measure a zebrafish larva’s highly stereotyped response to water motion?
At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, Groneberg and colleagues researched one of the neural bases for behavior in Danio rerio.
How to study ataxia
Ataxia is a common problem in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and many early onset Alzheimer’s disease patients (AD) also deal with it. Now there is a non-invasive test for mouse models.
Bonobos not always as tolerant as generally believed: the plot thickens…
In Planckendael Wild Animal Park (Belgium), researchers have been observing a group of bonobos and have found that the differences between chimpanzees and bonobos are not always as black and white as generally believed.
A new method to evaluate if dogs are suitable for IED bomb detection
Margaret Gruen and her colleagues recently investigated a new method to assess sound induced fear and anxiety in candidate IED-detection dogs – specifically, Labrador retrievers.
Alzheimer's: prevent instead of cure?
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a huge public health issue as it affects a large part of the aging population. Neuropathology is studied primarily in the end stages of the disease. What about prevention?
Prof. Berry Spruijt says goodbye (but not really)
Prof. Dr. Berry M. Spruijt recently retired from his position at Utrecht University. I had the honor of attending the symposium that was organized to reflect on and celebrate his career.
Which head and neck positions are stressful for your horse during lunging?
Being a horse owner and a Noldus employee is the perfect combination when it comes to keeping track of the scientific background for my horseback riding hobby.
Gait research: let your animals walk freely
Researchers use different ways to analyze gait in animals. In what instances would a study benefit from a system that is based on voluntary walking?
Video-tracking the effect of influenza infection on ferrets
Ferrets are the ideal animal model to assess influenza virus infection and pathogenicity as they display similar clinical symptoms to humans such as sneezing, fever and lethargy.