impulsive behaviour

New genetic links to impulsive behaviour found


November 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Being impulsive can explain many things -- why we utter things we regret, buy items that we can do without or even develop dangerous addictions. Indeed, ... Read more...

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Thinking won’t help you resist temptation


October 27th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) Temptation comes in many guises -- for a dieter, it's a sweet treat; for an alcoholic, a drink; for a married man, an attractive woman.How to ... Read more...

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Mixture of energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than alcohol alone


April 16th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Energy drinks mixed with alcohol, such as Red Bull and vodka, have become trendy, but a new laboratory study has found that the mixture is riskier than drinking ... Read more...

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Scientists discover gene that triggers violent anger


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that could trigger violent anger under alcohol's influence. They sequenced the DNA of a number of impulsive volunteers and compared those ... Read more...

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Talking to yourself is good, say scientists


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Normally talking to yourself may be dubbed as an indication of madness but a new research shows it might be good for you. The study revealed that people who ... Read more...

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Inner voice helps us exercise self-control


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): When it comes to exercising self control, talking to yourself may be the right thing to do, suggests a new study.The research, carried out by the University of ... Read more...

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Brain area that controls impulsive behaviour located


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Scientists have nailed down the area of the brain that controls impulsive behaviour and say that it can be controlled with training.A Queen's University research team led Scott ... Read more...

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Sweet drinks reduce stress and aggression


July 8th, 2010 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Sweet drinks such as sugary tea help to reduce stress at work, and make people less likely to be aggressive or argumentative, psychologists say. According to a study, the ... Read more...

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Why we can’t resist a sinful, dark chocolate cake


June 30th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed why is it that despite being on a strict diet, some of us can't help taking a bite of that sinful, dark chocolate cake.Professor Ray ... Read more...

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Unravelling brain activity that drives impulsive behaviour in teens


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggests that internal and environmental factors trigger unique brain activity in teens that leads them to engage in ... Read more...

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Diabetes linked to poor impulse control


February 11th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study by a team of Japanese researchers has shown that type-2 diabetes is linked to poor impulse control.The research, conducted by Hiroaki Kumano, from Waseda ... Read more...

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Software will help reduce hyperactivity among kids


January 9th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) A new software that will help reduce hyperactivity among kids is slated for release this month. Karen Pine, professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, examined the ... Read more...

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Blame your genes for overspending tendencies


December 29th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Feel guilty of overspending and not being able to control the money splash? Well, blame your genes for this uncontrollable itch, says a new study.A recent research from ... Read more...

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Kids gorging on chocolates grow into violent adults


October 1st, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Children who gorge on chocolate and sweets daily are more likely to grow into violent adults, says a new research. A study of almost 17,500 volunteers in the British ... Read more...

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Daily candy, chocolate can make your kid into a thuggish adult


October 1st, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to grow into aggressive adults, according to a new study.The study of almost 17,500 participants in the ... Read more...

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Poor money savers likely to be overeaters, smokers


September 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): People who are poor at saving money are likely to have impulsive behaviour such as overeating, smoking and infidelity, according to a new study.The study conducted through the ... Read more...

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Sedatives likely to aggravate suicide risk among elderly


June 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Sedatives have been linked with a four-fold increase in suicide risk among the elderly. Researchers have shown that, even after adjusting for the presence of psychiatric conditions, sedatives ... Read more...

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Scientists find genetic link to impulsive behaviour


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A new study involving mice has found that genetic predisposition to impulsivity is a trait predictive of alcoholism.The study by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers appears on the ... Read more...

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Brain abnormality linked to ADHD identified


March 18th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Researchers at University of Washington have discovered a brain abnormality linked to attention deficit hyperactivity and conduct disorders (ADHD) in boys.During the study, the researchers focused on ... Read more...

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Obese women more impulsive than normal-weight counterparts


November 11th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology has revealed that obese women display significantly weaker impulse control than ... Read more...

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Immediate gratification stems from lack of self-control


September 10th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Many of us would prefer immediate gratification than await a much larger reward years later - an impulsive behaviour that erodes self-control.Previous research linked higher intelligence with better ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help treat manic bipolar disorder


March 4th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
London, March 4 (IANS) Tamoxifen, a drug typically used in treating breast cancer, could possibly decrease symptoms of mania in cases of bipolar depression too, a new study contends. A low-key, three-week ... Read more...

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Feline defensive rage likened to human anger


January 29th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 29 (ANI): Scientists studying feline defensive rage liken it to human anger, saying that both emerge and unleash in the brain.With each such advance in the understanding of the ... Read more...

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People addicted to alcohol more impulsive in their decision-making


December 26th, 2007 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 26 (ANI): New research involving brain imaging and genetic studies has for the first time established an association between thinking patterns and liquor addiction.Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, ... Read more...

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People born in spring are brainier - how seasons of birth influence our personalities


December 2nd, 2007 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 2 (ANI): It has been long known that stars guide our life paths and affect our personalities, but according to new studies, it is the season of birth that predisposes ... Read more...

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