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Friends, strangers govern mode of speech


September 12th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) When people talk to close friends or partners, they talk differently than when they address a physician or a stranger. But these differences in speech are ... Read more...

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Vivid memories retain freshness over decades


August 21st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Do you recall memories from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet you can't think of what you ate for dinner last night? It's a ... Read more...

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Brain protects sense of smell when blocked


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating ... Read more...

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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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Scientists decode brain activity of monkeys


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists were able to "see" that two monkeys were planning to tackle the same task differently, even before they moved a muscle, thanks to a decoding ... Read more...

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British sex offenders to face mandatory lie detector test


July 20th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Rapists and other sex offenders in Britain may be forced to take lie detector tests when they leave prison in a bid to reduce the ... Read more...

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Usher’s stepson declared brain dead


July 9th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) Singer Usher's 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead by doctors after he was struck by a jet-ski.According to sources, Glover has not ... Read more...

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Obesity linked to sleep loss and food choices


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Loss of sleep impairs brain regions where food choices are made, possibly helping explain the linkage between sleep loss and obesity. A group of healthy adults ... Read more...

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Anxious girls’ brains work harder


June 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys, a discovery that could spur the identification and treatment ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Chicks can be ‘woken’ up inside eggs


May 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Chicken embryos can be "woken up" in the egg long before hatching by rousing them with the sound of clucking hens, a study has found.Other noises ... Read more...

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Texas woman gives birth to six babies


April 24th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
HOUSTON, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- A Texas woman gave birth to six babies at a hospital in Houston on Monday morning, the hospital and the parents announced on Tuesday. The sextuplets are ... Read more...

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Worrying, intelligence may have co-evolved


April 13th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, says a recent study.Jeremy Coplan, professor of psychiatry at University Hospital of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate, ... Read more...

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Depression shows altered brain activity


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) People in the throes of depression tend to repeatedly dwell on negative thoughts or memories, showing different patterns of brain activity as compared to healthy individuals.Some ... Read more...

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Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse


March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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Paracetamol takes pain out of rejection


February 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A dose of paracetamol is enough to take the pain out of rejection and a broken heart, scientists say. The cure emerged in a study by ... Read more...

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Eye contact helps detect autism


January 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Unusual patterns of eye contact could help detect developing autism symptoms in babies just six months old, reveals a study. La Trobe University psychologist Kristelle Hudry, ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... 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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Is alcoholism in your genes?


November 25th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Scientists have found that people may be genetically inclined to becoming alcoholics at birth.Researchers studying the brainwaves of problem drinkers have discovered a gene which may ... Read more...

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Magnets can help stroke patients speak


November 16th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with magnets is likely to improve the language skills of stroke survivors.Researchers led by Caroline Barwood from the University of Queensland's School of ... Read more...

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Hips don’t lie: Scientists


November 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Your hips could reveal your innermost secrets -- details about your mood, your health and even if you are telling lies.Rory Wilson, professor of aquatic biology ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to stress can predict dementia


November 10th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) A memory stress test could make it easier to predict who has greater chances of developing dementia.Researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), with ... Read more...

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Dream content measured for first time


October 30th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Oct 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time successfully analysed brain activity during dreams.They were able to do this with the help of people who become aware of ... Read more...

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How ads seduce you


September 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how that enticing, full page ad in the magazine made you buy a huge flat screen TV against your better judgement?Ads brainwash you in ... Read more...

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Alcohol dulls brain into making mistakes


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Why do people with above average intelligence act irrationally, especially when they are drunk?A new study says that alcohol dulls the brain signal warning people about ... Read more...

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Short-tempered, impulsive men have missing brain chemical


August 11th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) Have you ever thought why some men are so short-tempered afterall? Well, scientists have found it could be because such individuals have something missing in their ... Read more...

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Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better


August 1st, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp.In a recent study using a technique called ... Read more...

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Meditation changes brain activity


July 8th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Landscape artist Jane Anderson struggled with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. She tried meditation and noticed a change within a month."My experience was a ... Read more...

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Brain waves can foretell future actions


July 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The action a person is planning can now be foretold moments before it is executed, claim researchers."This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of ... Read more...

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Laughter lights up our faces, brains


June 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Our brains as well as our faces virtually 'light up', especially when we laugh on hearing or seeing something funny. The more hilarious a joke is, ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to sadness can cause depression relapse


May 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) The brains of people who have been depressed can show whether they are likely to relapse, especially if they are experiencing mild sadness. "Part of what ... Read more...

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