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Win international sports medal, get promoted


July 20th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to give out of turn promotions to sportspersons who win medals in international events like Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games ... Read more...

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Misplaced motivation could bring on failures


March 15th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The motivation to change bad habits with self-control might be misplaced as you could be setting yourself up for failure, says a new study."Popular views of ... Read more...

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Bhanwari Devi case: CBI felicitates Rajasthan, Maharashtra Police


January 14th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) felicitated the Rajasthan and Maharashtra Police for their close co-ordination in unraveling the Bhanwari Devi case, said an official ... Read more...

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Functional anomalies in brain linked to alcohol-dependence impulsivity


April 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): It is already known that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain activity is similar for both habits and goals


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that pursuing carefully planned goals and engaging in more automatic habits show overlapping neurological mechanisms.The finding may offer a pathway for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Presence of peers ‘heightens teens’ sensitivity to rewards of a risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that teens become more susceptible to the potential rewards of a risk when they are with friends than when alone.Temple University psychologists Jason ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Thoughts of religion provoke acts of punishment


November 24th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study examined the link between support for a religion and a willingness to inflict punishment.Ernst Fehr at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and his team ... Read more...

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How poker players keep their heads in the game


August 20th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Be it sportsmen, businessmen in high-stakes world or poker players, there are those who have the uncanny ability to win when there's money on the table.A new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NGO offers monetary reward to help nab dog killers


June 15th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Following reports of stray dogs being killed in the Dombivli township of Maharashtra's Thane district, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has announced a monetary reward to those who provide ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Porn Actor Indicted With The Perpetration Of A Deadly Attack At A LA Studio


June 5th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A porn actor, named Stephen Clancy Hill, was indicted on Friday with slaughtering an associate and injuring two other individuals with a sword at the ... Read more...

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Reward-driven people keep winning


April 27th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Whether it's for money, marbles or chalk, the brains of reward-driven people keep their game faces on, helping them win at every step of the way. Surprisingly, they ... Read more...

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Reward-driven people win more, even when there’s no reward


April 27th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): People more driven by rewards win most often, even when there is no reward at stake, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, neuroscientists at Washington University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Multitasking splits the brain into two parts


April 16th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): People who think they can juggle more than a few tasks at once with ease, here's a research: "multi-tasking" skills are limited by the physical division of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists show how the ‘reward effect’ facilitates learning


July 28th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): An international team of German and British researchers have shown that the "reward effect", also known as the "carrot" approach, not only supports the improvement of higher cognitive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Whistle blower policy to unearth spurious drugs: Azad


July 22nd, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Now people will be awarded for giving information about spurious drugs, Union Health Minister Ghualm Nabi Azad announced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday. "I propose to introduce a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Everyone uses different strategies while making risky decisions


May 28th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): People use different strategies while making difficult economic decisions, according to a brain activation study by neuroscientists at the Duke University Medical Center.In the study, the researchers used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Why 100 cents feels worth more than a dollar for some


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Although one dollar is made up of 100 cents, some people may behave as if 100 cents actually has more value, according to a new study. This is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sexual appetite leads men to seek immediate rewards


May 31st, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (IANS) Images of sexy women tend to whet men's sexual appetite, but stimulating new research in the Journal of Consumer Research says there's more than what meets the eye. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Praising someone as rewarding as money to our brains


April 24th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Japanese researchers have shown that money and praise go hand in hand, by finding that being nice to people or giving them a compliment activates the same ... Read more...

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Why we praise others


April 23rd, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Why are we nice to others? One answer provided by social scientists is because it pays off. They theorise that people do something nice for a good reputation ... Read more...

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German suspected of spying for Russia pleads guilty


April 13th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Berlin, April 13 (RIA Novosti) German national Werner Franz G., 44, accused by German prosecutors of spying for Russia, has pleaded guilty, a source in a Munich court said. German prosecutors ... Read more...

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Cocaine abuse compromises sensitivity to monetary reward


November 14th, 2007 - 10:20 am ICT by admin
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