facial expressions

‘Smiling speeds recovery from stress’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work the other way around? Yes, smiling during episodes of stress can help to reduce its intensity ... Read more...

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Buoyed by ‘Eega’ success, VFX company looking to expand


July 24th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Buoyed with the huge success of Telugu film "Eega", special effects company Makuta Effects is looking to expand its operations in India as well as abroad.Makuta ... Read more...

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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...

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Putin, Obama meet constructive : Kremlin aide


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama had a "constructive and frank" meeting, showing a desire of both the leaders to strengthen ... Read more...

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‘Imported Kamariya’ fame Scarlett eyes period film


June 12th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 5 (IANS) British model Scarlett Mellish Wilson may have started her Bollywood journey with item song "Imported Kamariya" in political thriller "Shanghai", but says she is a trained ... Read more...

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A machine that can tell when you’re lying


March 27th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Computer scientists, taking inspiration from the human face, are exploring whether machines can detect lies.In a study of 40 videotaped conversations, an automated system that ... Read more...

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Why faces cannot lie?


March 19th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 19 (IANS) British scientists have claimed to have decoded a secret code written on everyone's face which gets revealed while lying.Researchers, from the University of British Columbia, have ... Read more...

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Interactive computer acts like real teacher


March 4th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) An interactive computer is about to revolutionise teaching by being able to read and respond to a variety of human emotions that afflict students - as ... Read more...

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‘The Muppets’-A fun, imaginative return of puppets (IANS Movie Review; Rating: ****)


November 26th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Muppets"; Actors: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper; Voiceovers: Peter Linz, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz; Director: James Bobin; Rating: **** Hollywood is often accused of pumping big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Keep smiling to look young


November 11th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) While many women may feel a face-lift or anti-ageing creams are the only ways to look young, a study has suggested it is the smile that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Babies laugh and cry in womb


September 16th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Babies in the womb develop a range of facial movements which can be identified as laughing and crying, research shows.Study author Nadja Reissland from Durham University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Facial cues can be misinterpreted in different cultures


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Facial expressions, perceived as the 'universal language of emotions', can lead to misinterpretation as they are viewed in different ways by different cultures, says a new ... Read more...

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Non-verbal cues can unmask seasoned liars


July 20th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) Seasoned liars can bluff interrogators with a bland expression for sometime, but then they are unmasked by non-verbal cues.Researchers examined whether study volunteers could smother facial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Have to be smart in role selection: Vir Das


July 9th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) He has been overloaded with scripts ever since his role in "Delhi Belly" received rave reviews, but stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das doesn't want ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Study reveals that botox may damage a person’s emotional perception


April 26th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not able to perceive other’s emotions? Well, blame it on Botox, say the scientists. One of the most sought after anti-aging treatment is under scanner for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Odissi dance animates Malaysian painter’s work


April 17th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 17 (IANS) Renowned Malaysian painter Bayu Utomo Radjikin's muse has come alive through the body form and facial expressions of Odissi dancers.Odissi, the classical dance form originating ... Read more...

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Newly developed smart camera can track individuals at any angle


April 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A smart camera that can track people as they move in and out of frame has been developed.Zdenek Kalal at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK, developed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps’ contagious yawning a sign of empathy, not just sleepiness


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): In chimpanzees, contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom; it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Socially anxious kids misread faces, face trouble


April 1st, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Children suffering from extreme social anxiety often misread faces, confusing angry faces with sad ones."If you misread facial expressions, you're in social trouble, no matter what ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Facebook ‘can put vulnerable kids at depression risk’


March 29th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): An influential group of doctors has warned that teenagers can suffer from "Facebook depression" after becoming obsessed with the social networking website.According to the American Academy of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Feeling angry? Blame the diet


March 20th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) People who diet are more likely to be irritable and angry than those who eat what they like.The effort involved in exerting self-control over food can ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How going on a diet can provoke anger


March 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Those cutting out the calories are more irritable and angry than those who eat what they like, according to researchers.Their study revealed that the effort involved in exerting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Self-control can provoke anger


March 18th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Self-control could make you more likely to behave aggressively towards others. This is often seen with people on diets who are known to be irritable and ... Read more...

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Exerting self-control makes people more likely to behave aggressively


March 18th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): A new study has found that people who make an effort to exert self-control are attracted to aggressive art and public policy appeals.They also don't appreciate messages ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tyra Banks learning management at Harvard Business School


March 15th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 15 (ANI): Supermodel-turned-TV host Tyra Banks has revealed that she has been attending the prestigious Harvard Business School since 2010."In order for my company to grow and be the ... Read more...

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Now, you can spot who’s shedding crocodile tears and who’s not


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): The next time you shed crocodile tears, be careful - a new study has given behavioural clues to spot fabricated versus genuine displays of remorse.Researchers have found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Extra testosterone reduces empathy levels: Study


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Researchers from the Utrecht and Cambridge Universities have found that an administration of testosterone under the tongue in volunteers negatively affects a person's ability to 'mind read', an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘American Idol’ To Discharge An Apology For The Recent Unbecoming Demeanor Of Its Fresh Judge, Steven Tyler


February 4th, 2011 - 2:13 am ICT by Pen Men At Work
February 3, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): The producers associated with ‘American Idol’ (AI) are scheduled to discharge an apology to the watchers during AI’s episode on Wednesday night. The rationale behind ... Read more...

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Why grandparents can sometimes be embarrassing


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 03 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that they have found out why grandparents can be embarrassing.They studied a group of over 60s watching 'The Office', the sitcom featuring Ricky Gervais as ... Read more...

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Bhutan seeks help of Brit experts to preserve endangered temple art


January 2nd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): British art experts have been given access to the hidden heritage of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, including 16th to 19th century wall paintings from its 2,000 temples ... Read more...

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Komal’s superb performance makes ‘Vaarevah’ an entertaining comedy (Kannada Movie Review)


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. Rajapur Film: "Vaarevah"; Cast: Komal Kumar, Bhavana Rao, Flora Saini, Umashri, Tabala Nani, Mithra, Karibasavaiah, Padmaja Rao and others; Director: Vijayalakashmi Singh; Producer: Jai Jagadish; Camera: Ajay Vincent; Music: Avinash ... Read more...

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Nocedure-the better botox sans the telltale signs


December 29th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 29 (ANI): Botox, a popular way to keep the youth intact, seems to be fading away as an increasing number of men and women are ditching the face-freezing injections for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Now, a robo that ‘feels’ with its fingertips and smiles just like us!


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): At first sight, the pi4-workerbot looks like a clump of metal, but there's something extraordinary about this one - it has fingertip sensitivity and a variety of facial ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Part of brain that suppresses instinct identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified regions in the brain that "fire up" when we suppress an automatic behaviour such as the urge to look at other people as we enter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rockstar’s new videogame looks like a real movie


December 20th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Rockstar's L A Noire could be the most realistic videogame using cutting edge technology to create the feel of a real movie. The technology being used to ... Read more...

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