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Implementing Tailored Activity Programs

Tailored Activity Programs (TAP) have been shown to have significantly reduce behavioral occurrences in dementia patients and improve engagement and positive behaviors.
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In-home video recordings provide 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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Declared vs revealed data

How do consumer researchers get valuable data? Consumer and market researchers can turn to observation and experimentation to observe consumers. Declared vs. revealed data.
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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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Fearful chicken: Fear affects stress, behavior patterns, and other individuals

Elske de Haas, Ph.D. studied the effects of fearfulness on the chickens' own behavior and physiology, but also what it did to other individuals.
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Ladybugs and lacewings do not spy on their prey’s alarm pheromone

Leaf sucking creatures like plant aphids are common and can cause considerable damage to plants. Therefore, quite a lot of effort is made to control these tiny creatures.
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How to really challenge mice cerebellar plasticity

Jan-Willem Potters used the ErasmusLadder in his thesis research to study the role of specific mutations of plasticity in the cerebellar microcircuit of mice.
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Picky cats and tasty food – sniffing is an indicator for tastiness

Cats can be extremely picky when it comes to food. If the cat doesn’t like it, it will refuse to eat. Reason enough for the pet food industry to try to find out what cats really like.
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A high-throughput method to screen natural behavior of mice

Traditional standard tests with rats or mice are carried out immediately after human interference. Therefore, the behavior of the animals may not be natural and spontaneous.
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Anxiety is ancient – how crayfish resemble vertebrates

Fear is something we all know. It changes our behavior: we freeze, try to escape, or respond with aggression. Fear can also cause anxiety, which is a more complex phenomenon.
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Inhibitory avoidance learning in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is increasingly being used as model in behavioural, neurobiological and genetic research.
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Walking the ladder: testing the cellular source of motor functioning in mice

The cerebellum, our “little brain”, is all about motor control; more specifically, it’s about coordination, precision, and timing.
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Mixing sows: aggression and stress of group housing on first-time sow mother

In this experiment, Ison and colleagues looked at the social interaction when a mixed group of primiparous and older, unfamiliar sows were placed in group housing together.
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What a horse likes to eat: how to test dietary preferences

Redgate and colleagues looked into the addition of a monadic phase (a phase in which only one food was offered at a time instead of all of the options) to choice testing.