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Financial loss can cause irrational behaviour - and more


June 14th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 14 (IANS) Financial loss can lead to irrational behaviour but its effects go even deeper, affecting our grasp of the true situation, says a study. The findings ... Read more...

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Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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Number of Facebook friends linked to grey matter


October 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The number of Facebook friends a person has seems to be linked to the grey matter in his or her brain. Research also shows people ... Read more...

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Brain cells recognise whole face, not parts


October 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Brain cells or neurons can recognise whole faces, not their parts, enabling us to tell friends from strangers or a sad from a happy face."The finding ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Morality influenced by evolving brain


May 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A person's evolving brain circuitry may play a key role in his changing moral perceptions over the years. For instance, people may consider telling lies as ... Read more...

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Our sense of justice is built into the brain


May 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Our sense of justice is built into the brain, with in-built mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who acts unfairly. In a new study ... Read more...

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Brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger our sense of justice


May 4th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the brain has built-in mechanisms that automatically trigger our sense of justice.In the study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of ... Read more...

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Here’s how our brains recognise improvisations


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Wondering how a listener's brain recognise if an unknown melody played by a pianist without reading from a musical score melody is improvised or memorized? Here is the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress.Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a ... Read more...

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional info


April 6th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how drugs like marijuana affect the way the brain processes emotional information.Drugs act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures


April 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to ... Read more...

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Brain’s stunted growth behind teen misbehaviour


April 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Teenaged children who misbehave have stunted growth in brain areas that deal with emotions, especially fear and the ability to feel the pain of others.Their anti-social ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Life of crime begins at 3 for some kids, say scientists


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three.Prof Adrian Raine, a British criminologist, argued that abnormal ... Read more...

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Do chinks in brain make you ill at ease?


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity? Researchers blame it on chinks in the brain.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study examining the anxious brain during a fear conditioning task has offered insights into why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders. ... Read more...

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Drug cuts fear caused by previous traumatic experiences in mice


January 13th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning-acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an ... Read more...

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A fat tummy shrinks your brain


January 9th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the US has revealed that having a larger waistline could shrivel your brain.Obesity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

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Our political outlook is hardwired into our brain: Study


December 29th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A study from University College London has revealed that our political leanings are hardwired into our brain.The team scanned the brains of 90 students and found that those ... Read more...

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Brain spot where fear resides discovered


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Snakes, spiders, haunted houses and horror movies may frighten most of us, but there is one woman who doesn't seem to be afraid of them or anything else. ... Read more...

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Become a child again to erase bad memories forever


December 10th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): Temporarily returning the brain to a child-like state could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias forget their fears forever.A clue to permanent erasure comes from research ... Read more...

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How animals handle fear to obtain food


November 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Like humans, animals too are capable of making instinctive safety decisions and judge when is it safe to move out of their safety zones to get food, suggests ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘gateway of fear’ in brain


November 11th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI):A research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has taken an important step toward understanding how the brain reacts to fear.David J. Anderson, the ... Read more...

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Scientists find way to erase traumatic memories


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) A new technique promises to delete painful memories permanently, possibly opening the way for more effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, scientists say.A team at Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Soon, it would be possible to ‘delete painful memories’!


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): It might sound like a scene straight from a science fiction flick, but scientists claim they have found a way to permanently delete painful memories from the mind.John ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers Come Up With An Ingenious Plan To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): No one can run away from memories of the past. Some memories are good and some remind you of certain unfortunate events. Bad memories can ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover Technique To Erase Disturbing Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has given evidences that our darkest and the most traumatic memories can be permanently removed. The research was conducted by the Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drugs dull brain pleasure centres to ‘food porn’


October 27th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Anti obesity drugs might make that pastry look a lot less appetizing, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge.Professor Paul Fletcher and colleagues discovered that the anti-obesity ... Read more...

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Mouse brain viewed in sharpest detail ever


October 26th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): An online atlas of an ultra-high-resolution mouse brain offers the most detailed magnetic resonance images ever obtained of a mammalian brain.In a typical clinical MRI scan, each pixel ... Read more...

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Harsh parenting ‘can impair kids’ emotional development’


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): If you recurrently yell, punish or grab your child firmly by the arm, then you must know that this can impair the emotional development of your child.Montreal University ... Read more...

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Why emotionally disturbed people like to hurt themselves physically


August 31st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A new study has found why it is that people suffering from emotional stress are so prone to cutting or burning themselves.Individuals with borderline personality disorder experience intense ... Read more...

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Neural switch that controls fear discovered


August 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy and GlaxoSmithKline in Verona, Italy, have discovered the neural switch that controls fear.The researchers have identified not ... Read more...

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