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Article ID: 706722

The science of sway: Researchers examine how musicians communicate non-verbally during performance

McMaster University

A team of researchers from McMaster University has discovered a new technique to examine how musicians intuitively coordinate with one another during a performance, silently predicting how each will express the music.

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18-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706589

ASU professor finds correlation between cochlear implant users' vocal emotional recognition, quality of life

Arizona State University (ASU)

Better vocal emotional recognition correlates to a better quality of life. Cochlear implant users often confuse happiness with anger.

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16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705919

Study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome

Massachusetts General Hospital

When expectant parents learn their child will be born with Down syndrome, they invariably have questions about what this diagnosis will mean for their son or daughter and for the rest of their family.

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2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705218

A Unique Program Can Help to Learn Russian Language

South Ural State University

Due to modern technology development, there are more and more people willing to learn foreign languages distantly. Scientists of South Ural State University developed an innovative robotized dialog system for learning Russian language by international students; the system that allows mastering the language ‘from the scratch’ from any part of the world.

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11-Dec-2018 3:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 704665

SUSU Student Creates Russian Analogue of a Voice Prosthesis

South Ural State University

People who underwent larynx surgery face a necessity of a voice prosthesis implantation, but such artificial windpipes are only produced abroad.

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30-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704389

Brain Responses to Language in Toddlers with Autism Linked to Altered Gene Expression

University of California San Diego Health

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging.

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26-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704125

Canadians’ and Americans’ Twitter language mirrors national stereotypes, researchers find

McMaster University

A new study examining differences in the language used in nearly 40-million tweets suggests national stereotypes—Canadians tend to be polite and nice while Americans are negative and assertive—are reflected on Twitter, even if those stereotypes aren’t necessarily accurate.

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16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 704164

Two Electives Offered by UAH's College of Nursing – Global Health and Medical Missions – Emphasize Importance of Cultural Competence

University of Alabama Huntsville

UAH’s College of Nursing offers two electives designed to help students cultivate their cultural competence: the Global Health Program and the Medical Missions Program.

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16-Nov-2018 3:55 PM EST

Article ID: 703632

Work on Political Theatre in Yugoslavia Wins NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize

New York University

New York University has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater for 2016-17 to Stanford University’s Branislav Jakovljevic for his Alienation Effects: Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia 1945-91.

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8-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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    7-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 702877

How Beatboxers Produce Sound: Using Real-Time MRI to Understand

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Beatboxing is a musical art form in which performers use their vocal tract to create percussive sounds, and a team of researchers is using real-time MRI to study the production of beatboxing sounds. Timothy Greer will describe their work showing how real-time MRI can characterize different beatboxing styles and how video signal processing can demystify the mechanics of artistic style. Greer will present the study at the Acoustical Society of America's 176th Meeting, Nov. 5-9.

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1-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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