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Humans, animals still share primitive fear response


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Our primitive response to fear, a trait we share with other animals, can override our conscious anticipation or assessment of danger.These findings have implications for how ... Read more...

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A pill to overcome fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Giving people a tablet of the stress hormone cortisol can help reduce their fear of heights. The hormone, which is part of the body's "fight or ... Read more...

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Listening to Take That and Abba is the best way to improve your mood


February 18th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A study has found that listening to Take That and Abba is what makes us the happiest.The study from the Mindlab International Laboratory measured participants' skin conductance and ... Read more...

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Violent TV or video games ‘promote aggressive behavior in teens’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new research has shown that watching violent films, TV programmes or video games desensitises teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and ... Read more...

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Virtual food can aid evaluation, treatment of eating disorders


July 6th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Virtual food can be used for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders, suggests a new study.Alessandra Gorini from the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, worked with an ... Read more...

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Internet ’searching’ affects cognition, emotion more than ’surfing’


November 5th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): While using internet people are more likely to remember and emotionally respond to material they encounter through "searching" compared to content found while "surfing", according to a University ... Read more...

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Biofeedback is the best stress-buster for students


September 27th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 27 (ANI): Iowa State University has opened a Biofeedback Center for students to help them deal with stress.Directed by Student Counseling Service staff psychologist Todd Pietruszka, the center is free ... Read more...

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Stay-at-home parents ‘most stressed workers’


September 12th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): Parents who stay at home and look after the household are the most stressed out, a new UK study claims.According to a research conducted by Mindlab Organisation, mothers ... Read more...

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New lie-detection methods not better than old ones, says expert


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A renowned scholar has cast doubts on the efficiency of new lie-detection methods.The conventional truth-seeking technologies have been replaced by new brain-based techniques such as functional magnetic resonance ... Read more...

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Nintendo’s Wii Vitality Sensor can measure stress levels


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): Nintendo has unveiled the Wii Vitality Sensor - a pulse sensor that can measure stress levels.The revolutionary device was unveiled by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at E3 - ... Read more...

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Mind-body technique cuts down stress levels in 5 days


May 20th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have unravelled how an emerging mind-body technique, adapted from traditional Chinese medicine and practised by thousands in China, cuts down stress levels in just five days. The integrative ... Read more...

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Chinese mind-body training technique improves attention, reduces stress


May 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Just five days of practicing a newly emerging mind-body technique may produce effective changes in attention and stress reduction, say Chinese researchers.Now undergraduates at the University of Oregon ... Read more...

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Images of violence desensitise viewers to others’ pain, suffering


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Violence-themed video games and movies desensitise people to the pain and suffering of others, according to the latest research. These findings of two studies conducted by University of ... Read more...

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Why real musicians, not computers make us weep


July 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): A musical piece played by a professional can soothe us much better than the one executed by clever computers, according to a new study.Writing in the open-access ... Read more...

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Hot flushes, memory loss linked in midlife women


June 17th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Hot flushes that women experience in midlife have been linked by a new study to poor "verbal" memory. Failing memory is common in midlife and previous research has ... Read more...

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Hot flashes linked to forgetfulness in perimenopausal women


June 17th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Hot flashes can result in forgetfulness among women approaching menopause, says a new study by US researchers.The study, which found that women in midlife underreport the number ... Read more...

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Indian American led study links video games and creativity


May 24th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 24 (IANS) Video games that energise players and create a positive mood may also enhance creativity, according to a team of media researchers led by an Indian American. The study, ... Read more...

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Video games may improve pupils creativity, corporate decision-making


May 24th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): An Indian-origin media researcher at Penn State has found in a study that video games with the power to energize players and induce a positive mood, may ... Read more...

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Gay couples as committed as heterosexual counterparts in relationships


January 22nd, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): When it comes to being committed in a romantic relationship, same-sex couples are as faithful as heterosexual couples, say researchers.The study, led by Glenn I. Roisman, PhD at ... Read more...

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