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2012-01-27 10:25:50

In 2011 – to the consternation of women everywhere – a systematic review of randomized clinical trials showed that routine mammography was of little value to younger women at average or low risk of breast cancer. The review showed, for example, that for every 50-year-old woman whose life is prolonged by mammography, dozens are treated unnecessarily – some with harmful consequences – or treated without benefit. Hundreds are told they have breast cancer when they do...

2011-10-11 10:00:00

Consumer eye gaze tracking by Mirametrix is redefining how we interact with technology in the living room. New advances include gaze controlled TV and the worldâs first gaze & gesture 3D video game. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 Mirametrix, a specialist in consumer eye tracking technology, is redefining the way you interact with technology in your living room. Mirametrixâ consumer eye gaze solution allows users to interact with virtual or real world...

2011-06-29 12:42:45

Though we all depend on reading people's faces, each of us sees others' faces a bit differently. Some of us may gaze deeply into another's eyes, while others seem more reserved. At one end of this spectrum people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) look less at other people's faces, and have trouble understanding others people's feelings. New research published in BioMed Central's open-access journal Molecular Autism has found variations of the cannabinoid receptor (CNR1) gene that alter...

2011-02-24 21:14:14

Following others' gaze direction is an important source of information that helps to detect prey or predators, to notice important social events within one's social group and to predict the next actions of others. As such, it is considered a key step towards an understanding of mental states, such as attention and intention. Many animals will follow the gaze of others into distant space. Following a gaze around a barrier, which is considered to be a more cognitively advanced task, is much...

2009-06-25 11:43:45

In primates including ourselves, the ability to register where others are looking is key in social circles. And, according to a new report published online on June 25th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, the way our brains process gaze-direction is much more sophisticated than a simple eyes-right versus eyes-left.In fact, the way our brains code another's gaze-direction can hinge on what we already believe about that person's mental state, the new evidence shows."When we look at a...

2009-04-02 12:28:23

We all know that people sometimes change their behavior when someone is looking their way. Now, a new study reported online on April 2nd in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows that jackdaws"”birds related to crows and ravens with eyes that appear similar to human eyes"”can do the same."Jackdaws seem to recognize the eye's role in visual perception, or at the very least they are extremely sensitive to the way that human eyes are oriented," said Auguste von Bayern,...

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2008-09-03 09:15:00

Directing a driver's gaze results in smoother steering - Study may inform the next generation of in-car driving assistance systems Typically, drivers gaze along a curve as they negotiate it, but they also look at other parts of the road, the dashboard, traffic signs and oncoming vehicles. A new study finds that when drivers fix their gaze on specific targets placed strategically along a curve, their steering is smoother and more stable than it is in normal conditions. The study, "Driving...

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2008-04-30 09:15:00

Birds can tell if you are watching them -- because they are watching youIn humans, the eyes are said to be the "Ëœwindow to the soul', conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that birds also respond to a human's gaze.Predators tend to look at their prey when they attack, so direct eye-gaze can predict imminent danger. Julia Carter, a PhD student at the University of Bristol, and her colleagues, set up experiments that...

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2008-03-26 11:15:00

A new study confirms that if you see it, you believe you had been looking at itIf you see something, it's because you're looking at it, right? A recently published study examined this question and established that while people do tend to notice objects within their gaze, it is the assumptions they make about their environment that affects their perceptions. This study gives insight into how the brain and the eye work together to interpret everyday observations.The study "If I saw it, it...

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2005-04-22 09:40:29

A stranger's gaze may mean a lot, a new study says HealthDay News -- When a woman walks into a crowded room, what her eyes do in the first few seconds may determine how attractive she is to any man meeting her gaze. If she turns her eyes deliberately toward a particular man, he immediately rates her as more likeable and physically attractive, new research shows. If she glances at him but then turns her eyes away, that same man will rate her as considerably less sexy. "Our impressions of...


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