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Tamil Nadu to appoint psychologists in prisons


November 24th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to take the help of psychologists to understand the mental make-up of jail birds and counsel them so that they ... Read more...

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Hypnosis at Colombian school ends in mass hysteria


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) A total of 42 Colombian students taking part in a hypnotism show at a school in the southwestern city of Mocoa were unable to come out ... Read more...

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Positive social traits ‘good for your health’


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that with positive social traits, declines in health could be delayed by up to a decade.Many studies have documented the dangers of the ... Read more...

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People in China’s big cities feel lonely


August 11th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) An overwhelming majority of people living in China's big cities feel lonely, overburdened and "extremely discontent" with their living conditions. A survey conducted by China's Fashion Health magazine ... Read more...

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Transgenders hail reservation in Bangalore varsity courses


July 27th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 27 (IANS) Transgenders in Karnataka Tuesday celebrated recognition of their identity by the Bangalore University that has reserved one seat for them in all post-graduate courses run by it. "I have ... Read more...

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Mobile phones may help partially sighted ’see’ better


May 19th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Mobile phones or hand-held games consoles can be used to provide training course for partially-sighted people, helping them become more self-reliable, according to a new study.The new ... Read more...

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How kids understand the relationship between human and other animals


May 18th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): It has long been believed that as children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an 'anthropocentric' stance, favouring humans over non-human animals when it comes to ... Read more...

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Violent video games ‘make you smarter’


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Contrary to claims that video games turn teenagers into violent criminals, a new research has shown that a bit of virtual blood-and-guts is actually good for brain.The ... Read more...

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Naps help babies retain new information


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 22 (ANI): Naps play a significant role in the development of infants' brain, helping them retain new information, researchers have observed.Experts at the University of Arizona in ... Read more...

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Scientists extract images from people’s thoughts


November 30th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Impossible as it may seem, but a scientist has succeeded in pulling an image out of a person's brain.In a recent experiment, Dr. Jack Gallant of the UCB ... Read more...

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Breathing technique can reduce frequency, severity of asthma attacks


September 21st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) As the health care reform debate turns to cutting costs and improving treatment outcomes, two professors at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the US are expanding a ... Read more...

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Those blinded by brain injury may still ’see’


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 3 (IANS) We rarely knock over a plateful of food or glass of orange juice as we reach for our morning cup of coffee. A new study by the University ... Read more...

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Kids better than adults when it comes to face recognition


August 18th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 18 (ANI): Kids are better at distinguishing other children's faces than adults, scientists have found.According to Tirta Susilo, of the psychology department at the Australian National University in Canberra, and ... Read more...

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Women fall for masculine versions of themselves


August 15th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Women are subconsciously drawn to men who look like a masculine version of themselves, psychologists have found.The finding by researchers from St Andrew's University explains why many ... Read more...

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Visual processing problems ‘hinder autistic people’s ability to read body language


August 5th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): People with autism are prevented from gauging people's feelings because of visual processing problems, a new study has revealed.According to researchers at Durham University, difficulties with identifying the ... Read more...

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We first gaze at eyes to recognise faces


July 21st, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a order to identify a face, our brain first looks at eyes and then shifts to the shape of the mouth and nose, concludes a new study.The ... Read more...

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Chinese nude bathing house reopens 7yrs after its closure


June 9th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Seven years after it was shut down, a nude bathing house in China's Sichuan province has reopened.The bathing house, situated in the Yuping Mountain Scenic Spot, had ... Read more...

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Writing assignments boost minority pupils’ performances


April 17th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Simple writing assignment created to emphasize students' sense of identity and personal integrity boosts grades of minority students, reveals a research.According to Associate Professor Geoffrey Cohen, of CU-Boulder's ... Read more...

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Bin Laden can easily pass off as Winona Ryder in UK airport scanners!


April 6th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.6 (ANI): A leaked British Government memo has revealed that airport scanners in the country have been recalibrated to such an "unacceptable" level, that they can't differentiate between Al Qaeda chief ... Read more...

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Chouhan and ministers get a fix on how to govern better


February 3rd, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Pachmarhi (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues had a two-day getaway in this picturesque hill station, not to relax, but learn about ... Read more...

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Avoid too much caffeine - it can trigger hallucinations


January 14th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Avoid too much of caffeine or you might end up hallucinating, hearing voices or seeing things that are not there, according to a new study.Those who consumed more ... Read more...

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Too much coffee ”triples hallucination risk”


January 14th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Too much coffee not just makes napping difficult but also dramatically increases the risk of hallucinating, according to a new study. The research has found that people with ... Read more...

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How childhood experiences may influence social skills, ability to handle stress


July 30th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A team of psychologists has studied how childhood experiences influence a persons social skills and ability to handle stressful situations, using a rat model.Lead researcher Dr. Akaysha ... Read more...

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Woman kills two children, self in Tripura


July 29th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 29 (IANS) A woman poisoned her two teenaged children and then killed herself in Tripura, which is witnessing an increase in the number of suicides, police said Tuesday. Laxmi Sarkar, ... Read more...

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Age-old magic tricks can help understand why we see, think and act


July 23rd, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): The science behind age-old magic tricks can help in better understanding of how humans see, think, and act, say researchers at the University of British Columbia and ... Read more...

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Summer vacations with family foster togetherness and mental wellness


April 20th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): With youngsters planning out itinerary for that long-awaited vacation with pals, the annual family summer vacation has become passe. But Barbara Fiese has reasserted the importance of ... Read more...

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A good fight with your spouse may be good for health


January 23rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): The next time you have a row with your spouse make sure to vent your anger, for a new study has suggested that a fight may be good ... Read more...

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Apes, not humans, developed laughter: Study


January 2nd, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Its not just humans who can giggle, for a new study has found that our close biological cousins, the apes, can also make each other chuckle, and indeed ... Read more...

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Generosity does lie in the genes


December 7th, 2007 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that some people are genetically programmed to be generous.The findings are based on an online task involving making a ... Read more...

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