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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.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706570

Most Parents Say Hands-on, Intensive Parenting Is Best

Cornell University

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706524

Born to Run: Just Not on Cocaine

Florida Atlantic University

A study finds a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice – they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn’t run around. In other tests, they still found cocaine appealing, but displayed an inability to shake the memory of cocaine’s actions when the drug was no longer administered. The key change that blocks cocaine’s stimulant effects in these mice is serotonin, not dopamine, which is responsible for producing a high.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706540

Cop voice: Jay-Z, Public Enemy songs highlight tone of voice used by police

Binghamton University, State University of New York

What do songs by artists like Jay-Z and Public Enemy have in common? They feature representations of ‘cop voice,’ a racialized way of speaking that police use to weaponize their voices around people of color, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released:
16-Jan-2019 8:30 AM EST

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 706538

Study: Despite Progress, Gay Fathers and Their Children Still Structurally Stigmatized

University of Vermont

A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their experiences in multiple social contexts.

Released:
15-Jan-2019 3:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706531

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia.

Released:
15-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706481

Personality Type Could Shape Attitudes Toward Body Weight of Others, Researchers Say

Florida State University

Researchers found that personality traits have a significant bearing on a person’s attitudes toward obesity, their implicit theories of weight and their willingness to engage in derisive fat talk or weight discrimination.

Released:
15-Jan-2019 9:40 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706452

The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

Ohio State University

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from anger to sadness to riotous joy—the number of ways our faces can convey different emotions varies. Disgust, for example, needs just one facial expression to get its point across throughout the world. Happiness, on the other hand, has 17—a testament to the many varied forms of cheer, delight and contentedness.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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