Using an applied game to treat anxiety symptoms in children
What is the effectiveness of the applied game called MindLight in teaching children how to cope with anxiety? Wols et al. investigated this game-based intervention.
Child petting a dog
When finding the right dog for yourself, you probably won’t choose an aggressive one, will you? You don’t want it to attack your friends, kids, or other dogs. You could try using a temperament test, but how reliable are they?
Doctor-patient interaction during medical consultations
Trust is a fragile thing: hard to build, easy to break. It has fascinated scientists from many different disciplines for ages.
Capuchin monkey
Did you know that tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) rub their fur vigorously with substances such as leaves, fruit, or insects? Such substances are often insecticidal, antiseptic, or anti-inflammatory.
In Rhesus monkeys the optimal sexual strategy is different for Alpha males, other males and females. Alpha males want females to mate exclusively with them, whereas other males and females benefit from promiscuity.
This summer the Olympic Games will take place in London from July 27 to August 12. The city is expecting between 500,000 and 1,000,000 visitors.
Group of zebrafish
Social behavior is a well-known topic of neuroscience research, since it is so often affected in psychiatric disorders. Think of obvious examples such as schizophrenia and autism.
Human-robot interaction in remote friendships and family relations
Don’t you miss the touch of a loved-one when they are far-away? Skype and a number of other communication channels are great solutions to talk and even video chat when you are apart.