Music helps children improve listening, learning

August 22nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A little music training in childhood can help improve brain functions in adulthood, especially the complex processing of sound involving listening and learning."Based on what we ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea

December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

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Upper-class people have trouble reading others’ emotions

November 23rd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has found that lower-class people are better at reading emotions of others than individuals from upper-class.The study was prompted by observations that for lower-class people ... Read more...

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Georgina Bloomberg Injured Her Spine

November 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a 'black Friday' night for the youngest daughter of New York City Mayor. Georgina Bloomberg the 27 year old daughter of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

How music training boosts learning

July 21st, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Musical training prompts neural connections in the brain, which in turn prime people for other aspects of human communication like language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion, ... Read more...

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Microwave oven causes bomb scare at US marathon

May 3rd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) A microwave oven caused momentary disruption and a detour to a marathon in Pittsburgh, and a bomb squad had to be brought in to confirm it had no ... Read more...

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No explosive device found after Pittsburgh Marathon bomb scare

May 3rd, 2010 - 1:59 am ICT by admin
By Michael van Poppel PITTSBURGH (THAINDIAN NEWS) -- Police in Pittsburgh briefly feared that an explosive device had been placed near the course of the PIttsburgh Marathon on Sunday. Police initially told Fox News ... Read more...

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Scientists find frog that can undergo “striking” color change

March 11th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): Scientists have found a new frog species in Papua New Guinea, which undergoes a "striking" change from a black, yellow-spotted youngster to a peach-colored, blue-eyed adult.According to a ... Read more...

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Music helps kids process speech more accurately

February 23rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Playing musical instruments helps youngsters process speech more accurately in noisy classrooms and interpret nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice, says ... Read more...

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Music ‘boosts kids’ brain development’

February 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Music training can shape a growing child's brain, says a new research.At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, a Northwestern University neuroscientist had argued ... Read more...

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Bits of molecular “trash” in blood may be good indicators of heart disease

February 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke University Medical Center believe tiny molecules in blood may tell a big story about cardiovascular disease risk.The study analyzed metabolites, the molecular debris left ... Read more...

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Musical brains easily pick out speech from background noise

November 14th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Fail to keep track of conversations at noisy parties? Well, learn playing an instrument to enhance your ability to pick up emotional cues in conversation, says a new ... Read more...

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How noise affects nervous system’s ability to transcribe sounds key to reading skills

July 14th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study conducted by Northwestern University researchers offers an unparalleled look at how noise affects the nervous system's ability to transcribe sounds whose subtle differences are key ... Read more...

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Your body language signals your socio-economic status

February 5th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Guessing someone's status based on clothing and the size of their home is not too difficult, but what about more subtle clues?Psychologists Michael W. Kraus and Dacher Keltner ... Read more...

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Your body language can tell if youre rich or poor

February 5th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Other than clothes, house and flashy cars, the socio-economic status (SES) of a person can be guessed by his or her body language, according to a study.Psychologists ... Read more...

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McCain campaign volunteer admits alleged B face scar attack was a hoax

October 25th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Pittsburgh, Oct 25 (ANI): A woman who lied about being attacked because of the McCain bumper sticker on her car will face charges of filing a false report.Police now have ... Read more...

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