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‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

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Religion gives people more self-control


January 25th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) People muster greater self-control when they are given unrelated tasks, especially after thinking about religion.For instance, participants, given a sentence containing five words to unscramble, with ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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For some, benefits of drinking outweigh flip side


July 5th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Some people continue to drink heavily as they perceive positive effects like better conversational and joke-telling abilities, improved sex and more energy to stay up late ... Read more...

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Women’s depression can erode their intimate relationships


March 31st, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Israeli researchers have found that a woman's depression can bring her relationship down.A depressed person can be withdrawn, needy, or hostile-and give little back.But there's another way that ... Read more...

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Depressed partner cannot perceive the other’s feelings


March 31st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Depression isolates partners from each other by chipping away at the ability to perceive the others' thoughts and feelings.Depression impairs what psychologists call "empathic accuracy" - ... Read more...

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Insulin sensitivity may explain obesity, memory problems link


October 20th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): New research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin suggests that because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their ... Read more...

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How anxiety can trip our brains


September 14th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS) Researchers have long wondered why people with anxiety can be paralysed when it comes to decision-making. Yuko Munakata, psychology professor at the University of Colorado in the US, ... Read more...

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Why our brains get tripped up when we’re anxious


September 14th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Scientists have elucidated the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from ... Read more...

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Do the blind have more acute sense of smell?


April 27th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Vision loss simply makes blind people pay more attention to how they perceive smells, a new research said, debunking the myth that the blind have a more acute ... Read more...

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High volume video gamers have difficulty in staying attentive


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Kids who play high volume video games are likely to face difficulty in staying attentive, says a new study.Iowa State University study has found that high volume action ... Read more...

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Ability to imagine oneself in someone else’s shoes ‘tied to empathy’


June 24th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): The way our brain handles how we move through space-including being able to imagine literally stepping into someone else's shoes-may be related to how and why we experience ... Read more...

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How Facebook, MySpace images for 1,000 friends affect students” real lives


November 19th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): The popularity of social networking websites like Facebook and MySpace has led students to create idealized versions of themselves for their thousands of friends, say UCLA psychologists. The ... Read more...

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Most net users fail to distinguish real popup warnings from fake ones


September 23rd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Most Internet users cannot distinguish between genuine and false popup warnings messages, even after repeated mistakes, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State ... 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...

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Increasing number of people willing to go in for cosmetic surgery, finds study


November 14th, 2007 - 2:55 am ICT by admin
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Recognizing someone’s name but not placing them is all in your brain


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