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More than four million Americans who have such complex disabilities that they cannot meet their communication needs through their own speech can benefit from the use of aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, which is the use of computers, tablets or mobile devices to supplement or replace speech or writing. According to Penn State researchers, deciding which hand to use for communication-aiding technology is a cognitive task that can slow the user down, potentially inhibiting communication and performance.

Scientists are working to improve communication-aiding technologies

In excess of four million Americans who have such complex inabilities that they can't meet their correspondence needs through their own discourse can profit...
On average, mothers that were still co-sleeping after six months reported feeling about 76 percent more depressed than mothers who had moved their baby into a separate room. They also reportedly felt about 16 percent more criticized or judged for their sleep habits

Moms who sleep with babies may feel more depressed, study

Most American families begin co-sleeping when their babies are first born, most of those families transition the babies to their own room by the...
Four dimensional physics in a two-dimensional experimental system

Four-dimensional physics in a two-dimensional experimental system

Out of the blue, physicists have assembled a two-dimensional trial framework that enables them to think about the physical properties of materials that were...
Alien Megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'Most Mysterious Star in the Universe'

Alien Megastructure not the cause of dimming of the ‘Most Mysterious Star in the...

A group of more than 200 scientists, including Penn State Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Assistant Professor Jason Wright and drove by Louisiana State...

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