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2014-03-28 09:19:23

In recent years, behavioral neuroscientists have debated the meaning and significance of a plethora of independently conducted experiments seeking to establish the impact of chronic, early-life stress upon behavior – both at the time that stress is experienced, and upon the same individuals later in life, during adulthood. These experiments, typically conducted in rodents, have on the one hand clearly indicated a link between certain kinds of early stress and dysfunction in the...

2014-03-19 23:04:36

Zeely Adventures is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, Ottawa, ON, March 21st, 2014. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Children with Down syndrome usually have an extra chromosome in each cell and this can affect all parts of the body. They have some degree of learning disability which varies greatly from child to child. Most children reach all the usual milestones but do so at their own pace. Research shows children with Down Syndrome show a specific deficit in processing...

Emotion Detectors May Make Driving Safer
2014-03-14 15:38:29

[ Watch The Video: Emotion Detection ] Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL scientists are studying how to identify drivers' emotions using embedded cameras that film their faces Technology now allows us to read facial expressions and identify which of the seven universal emotions a person is feeling: fear, anger, joy, sadness, disgust, surprise, or suspicion. This is very useful in video game development, medicine, marketing, and, perhaps less obviously, in driver...

Google Glass App Can Read Emotions Anonymously
2014-03-07 12:16:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Professional poker players spend years honing their skills to “read” others, but now San Diego-based Emotient might allow everyone to have the chance to read emotions. The company announced on Thursday that it has developed a Sentiment Analysis prototype app for Google Glass which could allow wearers of the computerized headset to read the emotions of people in the wearer's field of view. “Emotient’s Sentiment Analysis...

2014-03-06 20:21:27

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HCD Research now offers neuromarketing that is accessible and actionable: the EmCode(TM) Neurocognitive Metrics. These metrics synthesize psychophysiological and cognitive data to provide two scores for easy comparison against HCD Research benchmarks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20071204/NYTU133LOGO The cognitive element of the EmCode(TM) Neurocognitive Metrics is the HCD Research Advertising Impact Score (AIS), which has been used for...

Brain's Reward System Responsible For Love, Or Hatred, Of Music
2014-03-06 15:28:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some of us obsess over music – collecting stacks of vinyl and vintage guitars – others could care less. According to a new study, the pleasure we get, or don’t get, from music is based on the innate reward system in our own brain. In the study, which is published in the journal Current Biology, a team of Spanish and Canadian researchers found that some people who feel pleasure in other ways simply can’t get it out of...

2014-03-06 08:36:31

Financing Led by Prominent Silicon Valley VC Seth Neiman's Private Investment Consortium; Intel Capital Provides Institutional Investment SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced that it has closed a $6 million Series B round of financing. The funding was led by Handbag, LLC, a new wave venture capital firm, created by noted Silicon Valley investor and former Crosspoint general partner Seth Neiman. Intel...

2014-03-06 08:36:12

Emotient Glassware Uses Facial Expression Recognition to Enable Google Glass Wearers to Aggregate Sentiment as a Customer Service Measure SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading authority in facial expression recognition, today announced the availability of its Sentiment Analysis prototype application, which is currently being released as a private beta with select partners and customers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140306/LA77947 "Emotient's...

Facial Expressions Not Universally Perceived
2014-03-06 06:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Wednesday in the journal Psychological Science has found that facial expressions and emotional vocalizations are not universally understood across cultural barriers – contradicting a long-held emotion science belief. “Emotions are not universally perceived,” said Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology Northeastern University. “Everything that’s predicated on that is a mistake.” In the...

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday. In the study, a pair of Georgetown University researchers found that a small region within the bats’ brains called the amygdala, a structure in the brains of all mammals, controls the production of emotionally-specific calls and sounds. The team said...


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Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.