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Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Consumers can tell lies to get rewards


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 16 (IANS) Consumers who resort to lies during a service encounter are more satisfied than truth tellers when their lying fetches them rewards."Although we might expect that a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People rebel when they feel there’s a way out


November 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) People stuck with a rule are more likely to tolerate it than people who think the rule isn't definite. And this could explain many things, from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

People tend to mirror mannerisms of those they like


August 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Two people who like each other will often unwittingly mirror each other's mannerisms, leaning forward in close synchrony, for instance, that strengthens their bond, says a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Distraction could help you deal with strong emotions


July 6th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The intensity of emotions at any particular time could drive our responses to life's ups and downs. For instance, emotions are useful - for example, fear ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depression too has a positive effect


May 5th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Traits likes sadness, pessimism and defeatism define depression, the world's most frequently diagnosed mental disorder -- but it does have a positive side-effect.A new study conducted ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Power and Choice are two sides of the same coin


April 27th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): A new study has found that having power over others and having choices in your own life share a critical foundation, i.e. control.The study found that people are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What you watch is what you do


March 8th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 08 (ANI): A new analysis of more than 25 years of research has shown that exposure via the media to activities such as street racing, binge drinking and unprotected sex ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Make important life decisions when you really have to pee


March 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): What should you do when you really have to pee? Take important life decisions, perhaps, suggests a new study.The research has found that controlling your bladder makes you ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why do people pay so much for celebrity items?


February 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Why would someone pay a fortune for an item that had belonged to Jackie Kennedy or for a celebrity's footstool?Study authors from Yale and Bar-llan Universities, seeking to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s why consumers pay for celebrity possessions


February 15th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has offered insights into why someone would pay 48,875 dollars for a tape measure that had belonged to Jackie Kennedy or 3,300 dollars for Bernie ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Looking at your body can reduce pain


February 11th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Most people prefer to look away when they know something is going to hurt. However, a new research has suggested that watching during a painful procedure such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s what consumers can do for social acceptance


September 21st, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that people who feel excluded will go to any length to try to become part of a group, even if it involves spending ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Watching others’ action can make you feel that you did it yourself


September 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Watching someone else performing an action can make you imagine that you did it yourself, found a study on false memories.In their quest to find out how false ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists finally demystify humour’s secrets


August 10th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): For the first time ever, scientists have been able to demystify the essential ingredients of what makes some things humorous.Two psychologists have found that people tend to laugh ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Trick the mind into satisfying the belly


July 13th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) The key to weight loss could lie in tricking our mind into thinking about how filling the food will be before we eat it. Test subjects were more satisfied ... Read more...

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A brush with nature rejuvenates our jaded self


June 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box - that big brick-and-mortar box called a building. Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, find ... Read more...

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Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive


June 4th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Want to feel alive? Well, then you should get outside the box - the big brick-and-mortar box called building, that is.According to a series of studies published in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How you can help yourself


May 29th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Those who ask themselves whether they will perform a task generally do better than those who tell themselves that they will, according to a research study.University of Illinois ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Darkness ‘can license dishonesty’


March 2nd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Dim lighting and sunglasses can encourage dishonest and unethical behavior, a new study finds.The study has been published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Love really does bring with it feeling of jealousy


November 13th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): With love comes jealousy, and even science endorses the belief. Researchers at the University of Haifa have found that the oxytocin hormone, known as the 'love hormone,' also ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Same neural networks in brain process familiar and newly learnt words


August 29th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A series of experiments conducted as part of the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Programme (NEURO) have shown that the brain uses the same neural networks to process ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swearing ‘can actually lessen pain’


July 12th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): F-word outbursts, for which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is famous, can actually decrease the effect of pain, according to a new study.The study, conducted by researchers at Keele ... Read more...

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Chinese mind-body training technique improves attention, reduces stress


May 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Just five days of practicing a newly emerging mind-body technique may produce effective changes in attention and stress reduction, say Chinese researchers.Now undergraduates at the University of Oregon ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exclusion from group can have negative outcomes


August 7th, 2008 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Exclusion from a group can have negative outcomes like bad mood, reduced self-esteem and a sense of being cut off, according to research. Jessica L. Lakin, Tanya L. ... Read more...

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How a poetry-enhancing technique boosts memory


July 31st, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Whether its a nursery rhyme or a Shakespearian sonnet, alliterations have always been an integral part of poetry. Now, a new study suggests that the literary technique ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Consumers make more impulsive purchases when distracted


July 20th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): People make more impulsive purchases while talking on cellphones or dealing with an adamant child, says a new study, which suggests that consumers are more likely to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Having less power impairs a persons ability to get ahead


May 16th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Being put in a low-power role may damage a persons central cognitive functioning and hence, their ability to get ahead.In their article, Pamela Smith of Radboud University ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mimicry may boost your salesmanship


February 13th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 13 (ANI): Mimicry has the potential to be a valuable tool in interpersonal persuasion, especially when it comes to selling a product, according to a new study.Reported in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Attention control skills may counter negative effects of social rejection


November 14th, 2007 - 2:07 am ICT by admin
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