These messages boost preschool learning activities at home

Messages from early childhood education centers may make parents more likely to engage in learning activities with their kids at home.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: education parents communication preschoolers society-and-culture toddlers

Auto ‘politeness transfer’ softens blunt work messages

Drawing on thousands of emails from Enron, researchers have created a method to bring better manners to our communications via "politeness transfer."

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: writing communication jobs computers science-and-technology society-and-culture social-lives rhetoric

People share fewer memories as they get older

The older people are, the fewer memories they share, research finds. And when they do share, they do it in less detail than younger people do, too.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: memory aging communication seniors older-adults health-and-medicine decisions

Interviews clarify tension between homicide detectives, bereaved

Criminologists observed homicide detectives and conducted focus groups with the friends and families of murder victims to identify sources of tension.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: communication empathy society-and-culture crimes police-officers murder

AI reduces ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people by as much as half

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to reduce the ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people with motor disabilities who rely on computers to converse

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering speech ai communication speech-technology

Dogs don’t always boost social skills for kids with autism

"The autism spectrum is incredibly broad, so what might be an effective intervention technique for one child might not necessarily be the best option for another."

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: autism dogs stress communication childrens-health health-and-medicine

Chimp lip smacks hint at human speech evolution

While grooming each other, chimpanzees move their mouths at a rate similar to human speech. It's another clue in the mystery of speech's evolution.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: evolution language speech chimpanzees communication science-and-technology

Family caregivers want more training and support

More collaboration with home health care providers could help family caregivers feel less overburdened, ease stress, and improve their quality of life.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: aging communication older-adults families health-and-medicine caregivers

How leadership in various countries has affected COVID-19 response effectiveness

Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.

Leslie Ruyle, Associate Research Scientist and Assistant Director Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus leadership brazil communication new-zealand coronavirus-testing germany coronavirus-response nicaragua

Coronavirus video for kids explains the basics

A new coronavirus video for children explains the basics of the pandemic, including the changes they've observed in their daily lives.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 parents communication families featured health-and-medicine

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