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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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Brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger our sense of justice


May 4th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the brain has built-in mechanisms that automatically trigger our sense of justice.In the study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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Why observing others’ flaws hurt us?


April 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have explained why individuals observing others' flaws and norm transgressions experience vicarious embarrassment regardless of whether the person observed realizes their flaw or ... Read more...

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Why some TV programmes are painful to watch


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): British and German scientists have found out why some TV programmes are almost too painful to watch.They showed that the part of the brain that we use to ... Read more...

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Genetics influence alcohol dependence, brain activity


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.The results suggest that ... Read more...

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Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures


April 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to ... Read more...

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Brain’s stunted growth behind teen misbehaviour


April 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Teenaged children who misbehave have stunted growth in brain areas that deal with emotions, especially fear and the ability to feel the pain of others.Their anti-social ... Read more...

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A broken heart ‘hurts’ just as much as intense physical pain


March 29th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a broken heart 'hurts' in the same way as intense physical twinge does.The research demonstrated that the same regions of the brain ... Read more...

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Losing a night’s sleep ‘can turn you into a reckless gambler’


March 8th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that losing even a night's sleep can turn a gambler reckless.Scott Huettel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, showed that a single ... Read more...

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A hot cuppa in hand makes us more trusting


September 11th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Want to ask someone for a favour? Well, hand them a hot cup of coffee or tea before you do so, for a new study has revealed that ... Read more...

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‘Life of Brian’ mechanism in human brains discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Neurologists have discovered what might be described as a 'Life of Brian' brain mechanism that encourages us to look on the bright side of life - even when ... Read more...

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Brain scans reveal unconscious shopping urges


June 10th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Whether you are in a mood to shop or not, you always spend more time window-shopping than you may realise, says a new study.The study claimed that brain ... Read more...

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Insecure mothers distressed by their crying child


August 28th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) A study has revealed that the brain activity of insecure mothers suggests that they are distressed when their child cries, while the opposite is true in the case ... Read more...

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How our brains evoke empathy when we see others in pain


June 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has shed some light on how our brains evoke empathy when we see others in pain.Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for ... Read more...

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Brain quicker at registering others’ physical pain than psychological


April 18th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): The human brain reacts quickly when encountering another person's physical pain, but compassion for psychological pain takes longer to register, a new study has found.In the study, lead ... Read more...

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Why a thrilling movie is just as hair-raising as an exciting book


August 13th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Watching an action star walk along the ledge of a skyscraper makes us skip a heartbeat, as if we were risking our own life. Also, while reading ... Read more...

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Brain malfunction linked with borderline personality disorder identified


August 8th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a brain malfunction associated with borderline personality disorder.The researchers describe this malfunction as a serious but common mental ... Read more...

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Heres what underpins what is mine is mine tendency


June 12th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): Ever wondered what makes you to be reluctant to sell your iPod or some other prized possession?Well, Stanford University researchers say that they have gained fascinating insights ... Read more...

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Being just and fair is wired in the brain


May 29th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Fairness is more than just a dogma, its an emotion wired in the human brain - at least thats what a new study suggests.According to researchers at ... Read more...

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Brain region linked to financial worries identified


April 12th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Stanford University researchers say that they have found people having higher levels of anticipatory worry to do better in a financial game during a study.Gregory Samanez-Larkin, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A little anxiety is not that bad, after all


April 4th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Everybody gets the odd case of butterflies in the stomach a state known as anxiety. Dwelling on its negative side can lead to chronic stress and anxiety ... Read more...

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Sexy salesgirls really do boost sales!


April 4th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Draping an attractive woman over the hood of a car in an advertisement really can help in boosting car sales, at least thats what the new study ... Read more...

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Who takes risks? The nerves can tell


March 13th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar 13 (IANS) An international team of neurologists claim they have discovered how human beings assess risk - something that holds the potential to explain behavioural quirks such as addiction ... Read more...

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Key link between brain molecule and pain found


March 13th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Researchers have identified a key link between pain and a brain molecule that offers new insights into fibromyalgia, a baffling chronic pain condition. Researchers found that in fibromyalgia, ... Read more...

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Belief, disbelief and uncertainty activate different parts of brain: Study


December 10th, 2007 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new study has found that belief, disbelief and uncertainty activate distinct regions of the brain.It was also found that belief/disbelief affected areas are associated with the pleasantness/unpleasantness ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Appreciating art is all in the brain


November 21st, 2007 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Scientists have shed light on the mechanism behind aesthetic experiences that one goes through, by addressing two key questions - Is there an objective biological basis for the ... Read more...

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Brain region linked with drug-craving identified in rats


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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