emotional states

Now, a robot that will understand emotions


August 24th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 24 (IANS) A robot being developed in Finland will be capable of recognising human emotions and understanding speech and gestures.Being created at the University of Oulu in Finland, ... Read more...

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‘Faces prompt us to form complex judgements’


June 17th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) People make complex judgements about a person just by looking at the face, based on a number of factors that go beyond race and gender, says ... Read more...

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A folk song for every occasion in colourful north India (IANS BOOKS)


June 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Book: Unearthing Gender: Folk Songs of North India; Author: Smita Tiwari Jassal;Publisher: Duke University Press (2012); Pages 328; Price: $26.61"Gold melts at the goldsmith's. Sister burns away at her in-laws. Iron smelts at ... Read more...

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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...

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An iPhone app that acts like a ‘therapist’ to soothe your soul


December 21st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Going through holiday stress? Here's an iPhone app to soothe your soul.The 'pocket psychotherapist' application has been launched just in time to help ease the end-of-the-year burdens of ... Read more...

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TSA pat-downs ‘can be re-traumatizing’ for rape victims


November 25th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): An expert has warned that Transportation Security Administration's 'enhanced' pat-downs 'can be extremely re-traumatizing' for rape victims.As the outcry grows against the new security screenings at US airports, ... Read more...

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What a pregnant woman eats, drinks, feels affects baby well into adulthood


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): It's a known fact that a mother's diet affects her baby's health, but new studies are showing that these effects are carried out well into adulthood.The food ... Read more...

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Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotions


August 4th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Just like humans, animals too make choices based on their emotional states, says a new study.Bristol University's Professor Mike Mendl and Dr Liz Paul and Lincoln University's Dr ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Software can sense ‘depression’ in blogs


June 24th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a software programme that can detect depression in blogs and online texts. The software is capable of identifying language that can indicate a writer's psychological ... Read more...

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New software can detect depression in bloggers’ texts


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers have developed a software program that can detect depression in blogs and online texts.The software, developed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), is capable of identifying ... Read more...

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Why men’s libidos are flagging


February 18th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, February 18 (ANI): Experts have come forward to explain the reasons behind the dwindling desire in men to make love.A survey by Relate, a couples' counselling organisation, found the number ... Read more...

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Parenting programme to tame unruly teenagers


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) If you want to curb your kids' depression and tame their unruly behaviour, head for the Positive Parenting Programme or 'Triple P', research says. Two new European studies - ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Musical chords mimic the emotion of speech


December 15th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The tones of happiness and sadness in speech are mimicked in musical chords, Duke University neuroscientists have shown.In two new studies, researchers found that the musical scales most ... Read more...

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Music and human speech are biologically linked


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Duke University neuroscientists have shown new evidence that a deep biological link exists between human music and speech.In two new studies, researchers found that the musical scales most ... Read more...

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Music and speech linked in our nerves


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) Neuroscientists have unearthed powerful new evidence of a deep biological link between human music and speech. A pair of new studies by Duke University researchers found that the musical ... Read more...

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Juvenile delinquency may be result of misunderstood social cues


September 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): Young offenders who mess with the law may have difficulty interpreting social cues in others, says a Japanese study.Lead author Wataru Sato from Kyoto University found that the ... Read more...

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Now, a robot vacuum cleaner that senses human emotions


March 29th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): University of Calgary researchers have announced the invention of a specially-equipped robot vacuum cleaner that can sense human emotions.The scientists say that the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner ... Read more...

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Now, robots that monitor autistic kids emotional state


February 18th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Robot playmates may soon be able to help autistic kids learn the social skills that they naturally lack, courtesy the development of a system that allows a ... Read more...

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Watching movies helps children exercise mind


January 30th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Parents need not overly worry about kids spending most of their time indoors. They could be watching their favourite movies and exercising their minds. This perception is borne ... Read more...

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Why autistic kids face difficulty in learning new things


October 11th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists have found the answer to why children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble in learning new things- because they spend less time looking at a person''s ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Faces do reflect if someone is trustworthy or fearsome: Study


August 7th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Your face is the mirror to your soul, goes the old adage, and now with a new computer program one can tell what exactly makes peoples faces ... Read more...

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Surfers posting smiley photos attract happy friends on the net


June 27th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Just like real life, in virtual world too happy people attract joyful pals. Thats the conclusion of a new research, which says that people who post smiley ... Read more...

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Mice too get depressed just like men


May 21st, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Depressed people are particularly sensitive to losses, and now researchers have found that the same may be true for mice.Therefore, the scientists at Bristol University Veterinary School ... Read more...

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Brits turn to monks breathing techniques to beat stress


May 4th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by admin
London, May 4 (ANI): British city workers are using breathing techniques practised by monks to cope with the credit crisis in the hope that the exercises will help them reduce stress ... Read more...

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Sweat duct shape reveals emotional state


April 29th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
London, April 29 (IANS) Remote sensing of our bodily and emotional states is likely to have enormous implications for diagnostics, biomedical engineering, anti-terror and security fields. The key lies in the surprising ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Emotion genes make mice emit squeals of delight during sex


April 4th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
London, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada, have found that during sexual interactions with female mice, male mice produce high-frequency sounds, that are controlled by a gene ... Read more...

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Brain shifts to positive thoughts when confronted with death


December 29th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 29 (ANI): A dying individuals mind is ruled by happiness, not fear, for a new study has found that when faced with death, the brain instinctively moves toward happier ... Read more...

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Positive emotions do ease pain, boost physical, mental well-being


December 24th, 2007 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): A Cornell University researcher has suggested that positive emotions may help people in healing and easing their pain.Anthony Ong, Assistant Professor of Human Development, says that his ... Read more...

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