individual differences

Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... Read more...

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Grey matter size linked to altruism, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, July 12 (IANS) Some people who are more forthcoming with help than others can thank the size of their grey matter, housed at the junction of the two brain ... Read more...

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Krishna plays key role in breaking tennis deadlock


June 21st, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday played a key role in convincing Leander Paes to pair-up with Vishnu Vardhan and end the week-long ... Read more...

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Paes serves a threat, AITA defers Olympics selection (Roundup)


June 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) was forced to defer its announcement of the final pairing for the London Games till Thursday after Leander ... Read more...

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Krishna jumps in, but no solution for Olympic tennis team


June 20th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has called for the players to resolve their differences but this has had little impact as the All ... Read more...

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Exercise, attitude may influence hot flashes


April 15th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Attitude may influence how exercise affects menopausal women, says a new study. The research, identified two types of women - one experiences more hot flashes after ... Read more...

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Changing personality key to well-being: Study


March 6th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 6 (IANS) Making positive changes in personality may open the way to greater quantum of happiness than earning more money, marrying or gaining employment, a study has found.Chris ... Read more...

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Children can read dog barks better than adults


October 14th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that 10-year-olds can interpret subtle noises made by dogs while adults find it easiest to distinguish when a dog is angry. These results ... Read more...

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Love of coffee could hook you on drugs


October 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Love of coffee could also get you hooked on drugs -- so beware, warn scientistsThose who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often ... Read more...

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Pet owners are healthier, happier


July 12th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Even people who aren't struggling with illness can benefit from the emotional support provided by pets, said a study.Researchers also found evidence to dispel the notion ... Read more...

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Psychologists link spatial perception to claustrophobic fear


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): People who project their personal space too far beyond their bodies, or the norm of arm's reach, are more likely to experience claustrophobic fear, according to psychologists."We've found ... Read more...

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Medication for alcohol dependence ‘works best in some people’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and ... Read more...

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‘Don’t work too hard, don’t stress’ advice may not be the key to longevity


March 12th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): It's long been said that always looking at the positive side of things and not working too hard will lead to a long and happy life, but a ... Read more...

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Sunlight linked to drug’s effectiveness


March 10th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) The effectiveness of any drug in a body may be closely linked with exposure to sunlight and may vary seasonally.The findings offer a completely new model ... Read more...

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Body’s ability to break down medicines linked to sunlight exposure


March 10th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that the body's ability to break down medicines may be closely related to exposure to sunlight, and thus may vary with the seasons. ... Read more...

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Text messaging ‘boosts kids’ spelling skills’


January 21st, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Mobile phone text messaging can improve kids' spelling skills, a new research has suggested.Academics from Coventry University have claimed that the use of 'textisms' can improve literacy among ... Read more...

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Propensity to cheat on your partner may be in your genes


December 1st, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that some people may be genetically programmed to be unfaithful to their partners.Researchers at Binghamton University have revealed that the propensity ... Read more...

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Dyslexia secret of Da Vinci and Picasso’s success


November 14th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The secret of Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso's success may have been their dyslexia, a learning difficulty. Researchers say that dyslexics have a better understanding of space. ... Read more...

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Did Da Vinci’s dyslexia help him to be a master painter?


November 12th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Psychologists say that the secret of Leonardo Da Vinci's talent and Pablo Picasso's success may have been their dyslexia.The two men both suffered from the 'word blindness' that ... Read more...

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‘Talking numbers’ can improve a child’s math skills


November 10th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that young children's math skills improve when parents talk frequently about numbers.University of Chicago said that, for instance, children whose parents talked more about numbers ... Read more...

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Activity of gene in the brain depends on genetic background


October 20th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that same genes have different activity patterns in the brain in individuals with different genetic backgrounds.These findings from researchers at the Allen ... Read more...

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Men ‘like women with small feet’


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): Men prefer women with small feet - though they might not be aware of it, says a new study.Jeremy Atkinson, an evolutionary psychologist at the University at Albany, ... Read more...

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Better and quicker decisions based on cognitive ability, not age


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): It's not age, it's cognition that makes the difference in decision-making.According to researchers at Duke University, age doesn't count in making risky decisions."It's not age, it's cognition that ... Read more...

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18-25 year olds show sharpest decline in impulsivity-related alcoholism


June 1st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): According to a new study, 18-to-25-year olds exhibited the largest declines in impulsivity as well as the sharpest decreases in alcohol consumption.Impulsivity normally decreases during emerging and young ... Read more...

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Neural mechanism that help adapt to new situations discovered


April 29th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new research has offered intriguing insight into the way humans approach novel situations.The new study by David Badre, assistant professor of cognitive and linguistic sciences at Brown ... Read more...

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Metabolic fingerprints offer fresh clues toward personalized treatment


April 10th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Scientists have found further evidence to reaffirm that the way our bodies digest and process nutrients in the food we eat is different for every person.Nutrition scientists ... Read more...

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Climate change makes reef fishes more aggressive


December 7th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Climate change could bring about unpredictable alterations in one's personality. Coral reef fish, for instance, can become more aggressive in warmer water, says a new study. Experiments with ... Read more...

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Some fish like it hot!


December 4th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that coral reef fish can undergo a personality change in warmer water, which indicates that climate change may make some species ... Read more...

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Oz Deputy Prime Minister launches new diploma of primary education


September 1st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.1 (ANI): Australia's Deputy Prime MInister and Minister of Education, Ms Julia Gillard launched an ICT Enabled Diploma of Primary Education at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in ... Read more...

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Overconfident teenagers can stunt vital reading skills


July 30th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Having too much confidence is not good. And now, a new study has confirmed this by finding that overconfident teenage students can stunt crucial reading skills.The study shows ... Read more...

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Brains with ‘fancier cortices’ make for smarter people


July 18th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): An expert from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, has come up with a new explanation as to why some people are smarter than ... Read more...

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Dogs understand gestures as well as 2-year-old kids


July 14th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Dogs understand human pointing gestures as well as two-year-old children, according to two studies.Also, the studies found that due to domestication, dogs appear to be predisposed to read ... Read more...

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High level of certain protein linked to increased diabetes risk


July 9th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that having a higher than normal level of fetuin-A, a protein produced in the liver and secreted into the blood stream, is ... Read more...

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Your neighbourhood may affect your physical, intellectual health in old age


April 10th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 10 (ANI): The type of neighbourhood you live in has an important effect on your health in later life, according to two new studies.Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School, ... Read more...

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Husbands create an extra seven hours of housework a week for their wives


April 5th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): This might not come as a surprise to married women who can't figure out why they always have so much housework, for a new research has found ... Read more...

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