visual cues

Infants can tell human from non-human sounds: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Even nine-month-old infants can distinguish between speech and non-speech sounds in both humans and animals, a study says."Our results show that speech perception of infants is ... Read more...

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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home


March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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‘Touch-screen devices distract drivers’


December 21st, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) Portable touch-screen devices in cars distract drivers and increase the risk of accidents, Australian scientists said Wednesday.The research team was led by author Kristie Young from ... Read more...

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How visual cues help us understand body motion


July 8th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 8 (IANS) Humans are so good at perceiving others that even a few dots on a screen representing the major joints of a body are enough to retrieve ... Read more...

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Can dogs read our minds?


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) How do dogs learn to beg for food or behave badly, particularly when they are not paid any attention? It's a combination of specific cues, context ... Read more...

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Scientists trick brain into experiencing itself as doll-size


May 27th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Imagine shrinking to the size of a doll in your sleep. When you wake up, will you perceive yourself as tiny or the world as being ... Read more...

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Alert crabs outwit predatory birds


April 19th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Fiddler crabs would all end up as dinner for seagulls but for their sophisticated threat detection system. Researchers at the Vision Centre of the Australian National ... Read more...

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Itching, like yawning, can be contagious


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that sometimes itching, like yawning, can be contagious.Contagious itch is visually transmitted, said Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, ... Read more...

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Scientists find proteins that reverse learning problems in Down’s mice


February 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): In a new study, scientists were able to reverse developmental problems in mice that had Down's syndrome by injecting their mothers with two proteins while they were still ... Read more...

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Talking with your hands ‘can help solve complex problems’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that talking with hands can trigger mental images that can help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both ... Read more...

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Be it soil, rock or wood, spiders can change tactics to attract mates


January 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has shown that when courting, spiders can modify their mating strategy depending on the environmental surface (soil, rock, wood, leaves) to attract the female spiders.Researchers ... Read more...

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Youth respond faster than seniors to unexpected events


January 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study from Concordia University has found that when a routine task is interrupted by an unexpected event, younger adults are faster at responding than seniors."When ... Read more...

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Deaf adults ’see better’ than hearing people


November 11th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research at the University of Sheffield has revealed that deaf adults can react more quickly to visual cues than those who can hear well.Dr Charlotte Codina, ... Read more...

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What prevents zebrafish from biting off more than it can chew?


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found why it is easier for us to spot movement of small objects in our field of vision, than to notice other things.University of California ... Read more...

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‘Avatars’ mirror individual’s true personality


July 27th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Avatars can portray a very lifelike and accurate depiction of a person's true personality, within the virtual world, according to a new study.Dr. H. Onur Bodur of Concordia ... Read more...

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Verbal cues improve visual detection


July 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): An observer can detect an image displayed too quickly to be seen, only if he or she first hears the name of the object, according to cognitive psychologists ... Read more...

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‘Avatars’ likely to depict individual’s true personality


July 13th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Avatars can portray a very lifelike and accurate depiction of a person's true personality, within the virtual world, according to a new study.Dr. H. Onur Bodur of Concordia ... Read more...

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Talking on phone while driving makes spouse suspicious


June 16th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Besides known dangers, chatting on cell phones while driving might make your partner suspicious. A study by Paul Rosenblatt, social sciences professor at the University of Minnesota, and ... Read more...

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AIIMS doctor pilots India’s first robot-assisted surgery (Feature, With Images)


May 6th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
By Anindya Rai Verman New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) He looks like an airplane pilot in his cockpit. Except that he is a surgeon and he isn't in a cockpit. This pilot in ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers process visual cues poorly in messy environments


April 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Migraine sufferers may process visual cues badly in an environment with a lot of visual distractions, says a new study.In the study, published in the April issue of ... Read more...

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Desert ant in Tunisia first animal known to navigate by stereo smell


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that desert ants in Tunisia are the first animals known to navigate by stereo smell.According to a report by BBC News, ... Read more...

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Soon, web ads that adapt to your personality to send product sales soaring


December 8th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Websites will now be showing advertisements just the way you want to see them, thanks to a new "ad morphing" system that can tailor the ad content according ... Read more...

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Interactive video games becoming health and wellness tools


November 14th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that advanced interactive games are fast becoming health and wellness tools.According to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, researchers found that ... Read more...

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Time-keeping neurons in brain discovered


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The timing of individual actions, like speaking, driving a car, or throwing a football, requires very precise control, and now neuroscientists have discovered groups of neurons that precisely ... Read more...

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‘Oprah neuron’ reveals how memory is stored in the brain


July 24th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Known for her talk show, magazine and philanthropic deeds, Oprah Winfrey is one celebrity who resides in people's heart and mind too, with researchers claiming that seeing ... Read more...

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People on airport travelators actually tend to slow their pace


July 19th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): An Indian-origin researchers in the U.S. has found that airport travelators actually tend to slow passengers' pace, making time-savings minimal.Manoj Srinivasan, a locomotion researcher at Princeton University, ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Clone’ faces in real time to better understand human behaviour


June 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Computer scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have come up with a new technique to clone facial expressions in real time during live conversations, which they ... Read more...

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It’s the smell, silly, not the looks


March 18th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Female mammals are likely to follow their noses to the right mate, according to the latest study on the subject. Lab studies of olfactory signalling may provide the ... Read more...

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Female mammals use their noses to choose right mates


March 18th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, march 18 (ANI): While female birds are known to choose their mates based on fancy feathers, a new study suggests that female mammals are more likely to follow their noses ... Read more...

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Scientists bring mind reading step closer to reality (Re-issue)


March 15th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Researchers from University College London claim to have invaded the realm of mindreading a little further - by telling where a person is "standing", on the basis ... Read more...

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Desert ants can smell their way home


February 27th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that desert ants input both local smells and visual cues into their navigation systems to guide them home.Until now, researchers thought that ... Read more...

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Speech perception involves multiple senses, not just hearing


February 12th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 12 (ANI): While people generally think of speech as being something they hear, a report now suggests that speech perception involves multiple senses. Published in the journal Current Directions in ... Read more...

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Love hormone helps us recognize familiar faces


January 7th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Its the hormone that makes people bond with their mates and helps breastfeeding mothers to fall in love with their babies. Now, scientists have found the first ... Read more...

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Scientists developing systems to help pilots overcome disorientation in space


November 14th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 14 (ANI): American researchers at the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) are working on a system that will help astronaut pilots in real time to overcome the effects ... Read more...

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Fast-forwarded ads still leave brand impression in viewers brain


November 4th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): People often tend to fast forward and skip past advertisements while watching a movie on DVD players, however, a new study has found that fast-forwarding viewers actually ... Read more...

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