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Fechner Day, 2017

Posted by Admin on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : Conferences 
The Psychophysics lab and collaborators celebrated Fechner Day at the Mexican Cafe.


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Research Collaboration

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, In : Conferences 

Dr Michael Hautus (University of Auckland) recently returned from a trip to meet up with collaborators in the United States (Professors Neil Macmillan and Caren Rotello), the Netherlands (Dr Danielle van Hout), and South Korea (Dr Hye-Seong Lee). Discussion about past and future research and writing projects was productive and enjoyable.



Dr Hautus (centre back) and Dr Lee (centre front) enjoying lunch with the PG students from Dr Lee’s laboratory at Ewha Womans University. (Photo: Jiseon...


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Sense of smell could be clue to dementia, US research finds

Posted by Admin on Monday, October 2, 2017, In : Olfaction 

Older people with a poor sense of smell have a greater chance of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, US research has shown.


The discovery raises the prospect of using "sniffing sticks" to flag individuals needing closer monitoring in the next five years.


Though humans lack the acute sense of some animals such as dogs, they can distinguish up to a trillion different odours.


The brain's ability to sort and recognise smells may provide a way of spotting early damage caused by ...


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