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Scan reveals what brain looks like when you are angry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A new brain scan shows what it looks like when a person runs out of patience or loses self-control. It would explain why someone who works ... Read more...

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Brain tells you whether to stay or go while foraging


June 7th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Every creature that forages for food decides at some point that the food source it is working on is no richer than the rest of the ... Read more...

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Pain of social exclusion can be deep, long-lasting


May 11th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Ostracism or being boycotted by your community may not leave outer scars but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate brain part linked with embarrassment


April 17th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washinton, April 17 (IANS) With the help of a Karaoke experiment -- recording people belting out an old tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing minus ... Read more...

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Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

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Why observing others’ flaws hurt us?


April 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have explained why individuals observing others' flaws and norm transgressions experience vicarious embarrassment regardless of whether the person observed realizes their flaw or ... Read more...

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Why some TV programmes are painful to watch


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): British and German scientists have found out why some TV programmes are almost too painful to watch.They showed that the part of the brain that we use to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Political leanings are hardwired in our brains


April 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Wondering why people at opposite ends of the political spectrum often really can't see eye to eye? Here is the answer.A new study has revealed that those differences ... Read more...

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Neural activity linked to food addiction identified


April 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new study has found that people with an addictive-like eating behaviour have greater neural activity in certain regions of the brain similar to substance dependence, including elevated ... Read more...

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Social stress can really ‘get under the skin’


August 10th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Aug 10 (ANI): Social stress can 'get under our skin', literally, for new study has found that how our brain responds to social stressors can influence the body's immune system resulting ... Read more...

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Be centred on god to be shielded from distress, anxiety


August 5th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) Being centred on god not only shields people from distress and anxiety, but they are also less likely to be upset by mistakes. Researchers showed that when people think ... Read more...

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Thinking about God makes you less distressed


August 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Upset about making an error? Well, thinking about God might just help you, suggests a new studyResearchers measured brain waves for a particular kind of distress-response while ... Read more...

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Video games, virtual reality experiences could relieve pain in kids, adults


May 9th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): The next time your kids complain of pain, tell them to go and play a video game, suggest scientists.They claim that when children and adults with acute and ... Read more...

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We sense our heartbeat with our skin


November 5th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): There are two brain pathways involved in how we perceive our own thumping heart, claims a new University of Iowa study.Researchers have found that, in addition to a ... Read more...

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Second pathway to feeling your heartbeat identified


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): There exists not just one, but a second pathway behind the inner sense of our cardiovascular state- our "interoceptive awareness" of the heart pounding, a new University of ... Read more...

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Why we empathise less with people of other races


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 1 (ANI): People often fail to empathise with strangers' pain, if they belong to a different race than their own, and now a study has revealed what underlies this tendency. ... Read more...

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How our brains evoke empathy when we see others in pain


June 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has shed some light on how our brains evoke empathy when we see others in pain.Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for ... Read more...

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Like humans, monkeys too learn from their mistakes


May 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Just like humans, monkeys have the ability to recognise missed opportunities and learn from their mistakes, says a new research."This is the first evidence that monkeys, like people, ... Read more...

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Our brains remain much more active while daydreaming than earlier thought


May 12th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Out brains are much more active while daydreaming than previously thought, if a new study is to be believed.Conducted by researchers at the University of British Colombia, ... Read more...

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Brain abnormality linked to ADHD identified


March 18th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Researchers at University of Washington have discovered a brain abnormality linked to attention deficit hyperactivity and conduct disorders (ADHD) in boys.During the study, the researchers focused on ... Read more...

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Faith in God ”reduces anxiety”


March 18th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): Religious people are less anxious than non-believers when they make mistakes, researchers at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, have found. In the study, they found that religious people ... Read more...

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Belief in God really does reduces anxiety, stress


March 5th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has confirmed what many people already believed: having faith in God can help block anxiety and minimize stress.According to the University of Toronto research, ... Read more...

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Belief in God reduces anxiety: study


March 5th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 5 (IANS) Belief in God helps reduce anxiety and minimise stress, says a new Canadian study. The study by Toronto University researchers says that the brains of believers and non-believers work ... Read more...

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Patterns of brain activity can help predict anxiety treatment success


January 2nd, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): American psychologists say that a network of emotion-regulating brain regions, implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders, may also be used to ... Read more...

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Waiting for results more stressful than knowing youve failed


November 21st, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Individuals often face uncertainty in their daily life, however, the ambiguity can sometimes be more stressful than clear negative feedback for some people, says a new study.The ... Read more...

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Uncertainty can be more stressful, says study


November 21st, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 21 (IANS) Uncertainty can be more stressful for some people than a clear negative response, says a new study.The study at the University of Toronto here says that some people ... Read more...

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Can ovulating women’s brain recognise potential sex partner?


November 17th, 2008 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Women's preferences for 'manly' men are influenced by their menstrual cycles. A new study by Kinsey Institute showed differences in brain activity as women considered masculinised and feminised ... Read more...

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Women prefer masculine mates when close to ovulation


November 12th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Researchers at Indiana University''s Kinsey Institute have for the first time shown differences in brain activity as women considered masculinised and feminised male faces, and whether the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain scans can reveal best times optimal times to multi-task


September 3rd, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): While the significance of multi-tasking is increasing day by day, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say that it is possible to predict when a person ... Read more...

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Researchers discover cradle of anger in the brain


September 2nd, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 2 (ANI): Researchers at the University of New South Wales have identified different parts of the brain that light up when a person feels insulted. Lead researcher Dr. Thomas ... Read more...

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Moody, aggressive teens have different brain structures


February 26th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Mood swings, aggressiveness and angst in teenagers can be attributed to the significantly different brain structures of some teens, according to a study.Australian scientists have demonstrated that teens ... Read more...

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Why scratching a stubborn itch brings relief


February 1st, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Ever wondered why an uncontrollable scratch on your skin or hair brings such a relief? Well, the answer to this is with the researchers from Wake Forest University ... Read more...

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Brains eureka circuit identified


January 24th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): The area of the brain that controls whether you keep mulling over a discovery, or go ahead and explore it has now been discovered.The study has linked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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