emotional responses

Discovery may help target Alzheimer’s better


July 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Panic disorders and Alzheimer's can be treated more effectively by targeting a new brain area that specialises in peripheral vision, according to a research.Researchers led by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists create robot which registers human emotions


July 16th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) In their quest for creating a human-like robot, scientists have edged closer to their goal -- they have designed one that can display several human emotions ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India’s missile test is not bad news for the world (Comment)


April 22nd, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Perusing the front pages of Delhi newspapers, one gets the impression that the launch of the Agni-V intercontinental missile with a striking range of 5,000 km by India was a prominent ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Anxiety helps people sniff out danger


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anxiety heightens the sense of smell in people when it comes to sniffing out a threat or danger, a study says.The sense of smell is an ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Heart drug could make you less racist!


March 8th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) A common heart disease drug may have the unusual side-effect of combating racism, Daily Mail reported Thursday.Volunteers given the beta-blocker, used to lower heart rates, scored ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws misused: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy laws are not only being misused as a "weapon against minorities" but also being used to settle personal scores amongst Muslims or grab property, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

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...

Posted in Life Style |

Feel-good transmitter levels in brain determine anger


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Fluctuating levels of serotonin, which may be triggered by abstaining from food or being stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to manage anger, a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cyberstalking more traumatic than physical harassment


August 7th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Online harassment or cyberstalking is more stressful and traumatic than its physical equivalent. Emotional responses may include high levels of ongoing stress, anxiety, fear, nightmares, shock ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

EmSense’s new gadget tracks brainwaves as you watch TV


April 18th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): US neuromarketing firm, EmSense, has launched what it describes as the first ever scalable, non-invasive psychological and brainwave measurement technology - made specifically for market research.The firm is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Emotional response could predict how your body responds to stress


February 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress."People who reported high levels of anger and anxiety ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For some, music gives the same high as sex


January 13th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study from the McGill University has revealed that listening to music is just as pleasurable as food, drugs and sex.Listening to music releases dopamine, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why music gives us goosebumps


January 10th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have now unraveled the theory behind why people get goosebumps while listening to music.Canadian researchers has suggested that when we are moved by music our brains behave ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do some musical performances move us?


December 19th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have identified key aspects of musical performance that cause emotion-related brain activity, and they have shown for the first time how these performance ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Labelling people as obese acts as a slur


December 14th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Labelling someone obese is more negative than calling them fat, says a study that suggests that people's perceptions are not based on logic but on emotional responses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why open-mouthed laughter makes us feel good


November 21st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 21 (IANS) Laughter sounds good only when it's open-mouthed and spontaneous.Conversely, a closed mouth laugh such as a snigger, which scientists describe as a 'pant-pant' sound, has the opposite effect.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Violent films, video games make teenagers aggressive’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Violent films and video games numb teenagers' brains, with repeated viewing making them less sensitive to aggression.Researchers say their brain scans are among the first hard physiological ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Violent TV or video games ‘promote aggressive behavior in teens’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research has shown that watching violent films, TV programmes or video games desensitises teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women facing baby blues process negative emotions differently


September 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Your hormones have nothing to do with those recurring baby blues, for a new study has found that the brains of women with post-natal depression process negative emotions ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Free gifts thrill shoppers as much as pornography


September 14th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A coupon or a free gift with a jar of jelly or a loaf of bread thrills shoppers just as much as pornography does, says a new study. Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bargain shopping ‘feels as good as sex’


September 14th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): It is often said that retail therapy really works for those who have a poor love life - and now a new study has discovered why.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toast is Britain’s favourite smell


September 11th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A study has revealed that the toast is Britons' favourite smell, bringing back comforting memories of childhood.The study conducted by scientists at Cardiff University for the Flour Advisory ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Virtual food can aid evaluation, treatment of eating disorders


July 6th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Virtual food can be used for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders, suggests a new study.Alessandra Gorini from the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, worked with an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook fans find searching for pals best


April 24th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Facebook users enjoy searching for friends the most, a new American study has found.Kevin Wise, an assistant professor of strategic communication at the University of Missouri School ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Why is Facebook so popular?


April 24th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The popularity of social networking websites like Facebook is based on the phenomenon of social searching where people are keen to get information about a person, group ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How low sexual desire affects women emotionally


February 19th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Women with low sexual desire and associated distress experience personal and emotional distress related to the sexual issue, concludes a new study.The findings from the European study have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botox may help keep anger, sadness at bay


February 10th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Botox can prevent people from experiencing negative emotions, according to a new study.Botulinum toxin type A (BTX) - known as Botox - is used to paralyze facial muscles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Empathy is in our genes


November 17th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Being empathetic is all in the genes, say researchers who have found a genetic variation linked to a person's ability to infer the mental state of others.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Internet ’searching’ affects cognition, emotion more than ’surfing’


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): While using internet people are more likely to remember and emotionally respond to material they encounter through "searching" compared to content found while "surfing", according to a University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some men fail to control sexual arousal


October 24th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): While some men are able to control their physical and mental sexual arousal, there are others who can't do it. Now, a new study by University of British ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain regulates emotion after experiencing violent assault


October 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Exposure to extremely stressful situations often leaves 'emotional scar', however, some people develop posttraumatic stress disorders and some don't. Now, a new study has explained how the victims ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We use both sides of our brains to understand idioms


September 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): While many people tend to use idioms very frequently and easily, Italian researchers have found that when it comes to understanding them, humans have to use both sides ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Psoriasis patients less likely to react to disgusted faces


August 28th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): A new study by University of Manchester scientists has shown that people with psoriasis - an often distressing dermatological condition that causes lesions and red scaly patches on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep may help regulate emotional responses


June 11th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that sleep selectively preserves memories that are emotionally salient and relevant to future goals when sleep follows soon after learning.Lead author Dr Jessica ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: PCs that can gauge emotional responses


May 10th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A group of companies are developing a new kind of tools capable of understanding emotional content of blogs and online comments.These "sentiment analysis" tools form a wider part ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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