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Understanding the actions of others requires the frontal cortex

...n their study, the researchers showed participants video clips of a person lifting up a box, and asked the participants to determine the weight of the box by paying close attention to the actions of the actor. Normally, participants can succeed in this task without much trouble, but performance was signifi...

Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well

...ve reporters information, interviews and pre-taped video that meet the demands of TV newscasts, which must tell stories quickly, visually and in language that's understandable to non-experts. At the same time, the authors say, they should help reporters put individual news items into perspective, and help ...

Mayo Clinic obesity researchers test 'classroom of the future'

... says Dr. Lanningham-Foster. "Kids will stand at a video arcade; why not at a computerized learning center?" "Apple is proud to be part of this important study," said John Couch, Apple's vice president of education. "We are thrilled that our products and solutions can add to this effort and help transform ...

Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data

...ant and will include thermal cameras, 3-D geometry video cameras and multimodality brain activity scanners. This hybrid system will be capable of integrating MRI and CT scans, as well as live neurophysiological data collected at remote collaborating institutions. "This grant will facilitate the developm...

Minimally invasive approach can work for many thyroid patients

... of the norm, and an endoscopic approach, in which video monitoring and a thin, ultrasonic scalpel reduce i... online edition also features accompanying surgery video for the first time. Dr. Terris hopes the video of him performing the endoscopic approach will be a g...

Innovative approach affords Binghamton University researchers clearer view of autism

...e the subject to wear a tracking device. Instead a video camera, built into a small desk observes a child. ...rlays the position of a child's eyes onto a second video image of the child's field of vision. While the tracking systems observes the child's face, the eyes...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 21, 2006

...NOTE TO EDITORS: This article is the subject of a video news release. Call for coordinates. 2. Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness of 6 Preventive Strategies for Women with Gene Mutations that Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer In a study using a computer model and published information on breast cancer ...

Cheaper and simpler keyhole surgery

...operate via a 2D image on a monitor. Moreover, the video camera has to be operated by an assistant and the work must be done using long and rigid instruments that provide little freedom of movement. The existing robot systems that have been developed to solve the aforementioned problems are complex, expens...

Watch not, want not? Packard/Stanford study links kids' TV time and consumerism

...hird-graders spent in front of the tube or playing video games, the more often they asked an adult to buy t...r videos on a VCR. The study also included playing video games. The kids were then asked if, in the previous week, they had asked an adult to buy them any fo...

TV viewing during lunch affects preschool children's intake

...ne-third more lunch when they were shown a cartoon video during lunchtime versus when they ate lunch withou...d lunch in small groups and also shown a 22-minute video of a cartoon version of Dr. Seuss's Daisy-Head Mayzie, which contains the message that love is more ...

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media

...of male undergraduates, those who played a violent video game had greater increases in diastolic blood pres...ore uncooperative behavior than those who played a video game with a low violence content. Sonya S. Brady, Ph.D., now at University of California, San Franc...

Children's viewing time may increase requests for advertised products

...re time watching television and movies and playing video games may be more likely to ask their parents for ...on, watching movies or videos on a VCR and playing video games during one or two days of the previous week. They also reported whether, in the past week, th...

M-rated video games contain unlabeled violence, sexual themes, substances, and profanity

...lth (HSPH), 81% of a random sample of Mature-rated video games included content that was not noted on the g...ents and physicians need to recognize that M-rated video games popular with children and adolescents contain a wide range of often unlabeled content, exposin...

Mature-rated video games often include content not specified on warning labels

Over 80 percent of mature-rated video games portrayed acts involving violence, blood, se...ing symbols and content descriptors that appear on video game boxes to inform consumers about game content, according to background information in the articl...

The $6 billion (hu)man is becoming reality, as bionics restores or expands humans' abilities

...t-sensing chip implanted in the retina, and a tiny video camera mounted on virtual-reality style pulsed infrared goggles. The system is designed to do what the eye's own photoreceptors do or no longer do, in patients with degenerative retinal diseases which is to stimulate the cells in the retina to per...

Aha! Favors the prepared mind

...simply involved external focus of attention on the video monitor on which the problem would be displayed. More than a century ago, the great scientist Louis Pasteur said "Chance favors only the prepared mind." By this, he meant that sudden flashes of insight don't just happen, but are the product of prepa...

Delivering online assistance to the needy

...aper, these devices are standard tablet PCs with a video camera. Older users and service staff expressed g... in future if possible. Both groups also rated the video quality acceptable to very acceptable at the data rate used, which was typically 256 kbits/second. H...

Doctor proposes five steps we can take to help curb child obesity

...drinks ("liquid candy"); fast food; television and video games; the inactivity of youngsters both at school and at play; and the changing patterns of family behavior, which have led to irregular meal times and the over-consumption of "convenience" foods. In the second half of the book, Dr. Rao carefully ex...

Rutgers College of Nursing Professor premieres video to reduce HIV risk

...ng faculty member, Rachel Jones, will premiere her video vignettes for hand-held computers aimed at reducin... The State University of New Jersey April 25. The video vignettes will be shown in the library's Dana Room on the fourth floor at 185 University Ave. The v...

Technology to improve learning for visually-impaired children

...ptic turtle and a haptic game of the classic first video game, pong. For example, to better teach natural phenomenon, such as seasons, gravity and the solar system, project partners constructed a system using proactive agents that offer the pupil help when necessary. The user decides whether to accept help...

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