Researchers at the Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand at the University of Canterbury compared the effectiveness of virtual humans to real ones for helping people practice leadership skills. They found that virtual humans with realistic characteristics can be equally effective in these types of training scenarios. This was especially the case in mixed reality settings, which blend real and digital worlds together, providing an anchor to reality that appeared to positively impact performance and engagement.
A new study builds on previous research found educating kids about the environment was linked to greater concern in their parents. Now, they have evidence kids can have an impact outside of their homes, too.
Despite guidelines recommending de-escalation of treatment among older women with early breast cancer, many continue to be over treated.
Is it the difficulty of a task that determines whether or not students are stressed when working on it? Dr. Nina Minkley, a biologist working in biology didactics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), set out to find out the answers in an interdisciplinary research team together with Dr. Moritz Krell (Freie Universität Berlin) and Dr. Kate Xu (Open Universiteit, Netherlands); to this end, the team used questionnaires and measured the heart rate in 209 test participants.
A Scientific E-Poster to be presented at the 2021 ARRS Virtual Annual Meeting found that as the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 transitions from a numerical score to pass or fail--as early as January 2022--radiology residency program directors will likely rely on USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) scores as an objective and standardized metric to screen applicants.
Previous research has shown a link between the duration of a woman's reproductive life span and her overall metabolic health. By analyzing data from successive surveys spanning the 1959-1962 National Health Examination Survey I through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2017-2018, TTUHSC's Duke Appiah, Ph.D., and a group of collaborators investigated factors that may be driving that link for U.S. women, including an increase in age at natural menopause.
A new study in SLEEP, published by Oxford University Press, demonstrates the significant benefits of later school start times for middle and high school students' sleep schedules.
Researchers from the HSE Center for Language and Brain have, for the first time, described the language abilities of Russian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at all linguistic levels (e.g., phonology, lexicon, morphosyntax, and discourse), using a language test that takes into account the psycholinguistic variables most relevant for Russians. The study was published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Science outreach efforts can encourage trust and interest in science, benefiting everyone involved. A guide produced by plant biologists from several institutions aims to make science outreach better and more effective.
A study conducted by the University of Malaga evidences how children and adolescents' exposure to mobile phones and video games is associated with worse adherence to the Mediterranean diet, which healthy characteristics prevent obesity