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Improve the interaction between parent and child with autism

Children with ASD are three times as likely to exhibit disruptive behavior as their typically developing peers. Can PCIT help coping with behaviors such as defiance, stubbornness, and temper tantrums?
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Psychology conferences in 2020 [UPDATED]

Conferences are a great way to combine work, knowledge, and social interaction with your peers. Like previous years we’ve put together a list of international psychology conferences in 2020 to help you out!
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Cognitive neuroscience: Behavior

We are in a pandemic where most of us are forced to change our daily behavior. Fortunately, we have our neocortex: it gives us considerable flexibility and creativity in adapting to a changing environment.
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The role of emotional expressions after face transplant

“Would undergoing a face transplant have any value to it if somebody across the room couldn’t tell you were happy by just looking at you?”
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4 recent blog posts about understanding autism spectrum disorder

Our understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has developed a great deal over recent years, but there is still much work to be done.
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Four ways to study visitor behavior

Museums, zoos, theme parks, and aquariums all observe the behavior of their visitors in order to find the best ways to entertain and educate.
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Consumer behavior research in the spotlight: consumption behavior

Why do we drink less when watching gut-wrenching movies? How does exposure to moral violations influence consumption?
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A coding scheme to capture interactive behaviors during triadic consultations

The research team of Yuan developed and refined a coding scheme which can serve as a tool to identify specific triadic communicative strategies that are effective in improving children’s engagement and reducing distress.
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6 reasons to go to the Measuring Behavior conference

Not sure if you want to go to MB2021? Read on...
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Working from home strategies

In the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic, many people find themselves in a particularly novel situation in the coming days and weeks: working from home.
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Antidepressants during pregnancy: effects on offspring social behavior

Many depressed women struggle with this: can I use antidepressants during pregnancy? The lab of Jocelien Olivier studies the effects of SSRI's on offspring behavior in an animal model.
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How bank voles take the future into account

Bank voles are often exposed to predator odor and alarm pheromones. This perceived predation risk may cause cross-generational behavior changes, which seem to be context-dependent on their in utero exposure.
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Livestock Research: Tracking sheep to learn their behavior

We recently installed TrackLab at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK, for the tracking and detailed analysis of the spatial behavior of sheep.
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Non-invasive home cage testing of epilepsy in mice

Epilepsy is more than seizures; behavioral changes that occur in between seizures are rarely assessed. A new home cage study from the Baylor College of Medicine aims to change this.
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Traumatic Brain Injury: effects on the brain and motor coordination

Do you think of wearing a helmet while skiing, cycling or horseback riding? Read more about how the brain is affected after the head injury and how you can examine locomotion in a mouse model with TBI.
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How does heat stress affect the health and welfare of dairy cows?

When environmental temperatures rise, livestock animals, such as dairy cows, are vulnerable to heat stress. Researchers Polsky and von Keyserlingk reviewed how heat stress affects animal productivity, health, and welfare.
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Testing motor coordination in a mouse model with muscular dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy is a broad group of diseases recognized by the loss of muscle mass and strenght. Researchers tried to discover if gene therapy strategies can help with reducing symptoms.
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Decreased learning abilities in diabetic rats: Silymarin to the rescue

Silymarin is a substance that works as an antioxidant, is anti-inflammatory and increases BDNF levels. After supplementing silymarin to diabetic rats, typical diabetes symptoms were greatly improved.
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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.
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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.