Pet ownership helps improve the well-being of those who have low resilience to stress. However, an unhealthy emotional attachment to pets, where a person considers the animal to be more important than friends, can increase loneliness and impact mental health.
A new study questions the theory that adolescents on the autism spectrum have trouble identifying different emotions expressed on the faces of others. The findings revealed adolescents with ASD have similar accuracy, response times, and fixation on facial features as their neurotypical peers when asked to infer mental states from faces.
Researchers are exploring how machines and humans can work together to compose new songs.
Using objects when trying to solve problems may help to find new ways of finding a solution, researchers report.