social cues

Scientists gain insight into ‘expertise’


July 24th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Using a traditional Chinese board game and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists have figured out how people become experts in their chosen fields.Expertise is a special knowledge ... Read more...

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Small groups can stifle individual intelligence


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Henry Fonda's character in the classic movie '12 Angry Men' sways a jury with his quiet, intelligent address. The moot question is whether he would ... Read more...

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Why we don’t really know ourselves


May 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) We often presume that we know ourselves best, but psychologists beg to differ. They believe there are certain aspects in our personality that others know ... Read more...

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Teenage birds sing better in female’s presence


February 27th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Teenage male songbirds seem to improve their performance in the presence of female birds, new research says. The finding sheds light on how social cues could offer ... Read more...

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Practicing before females improves males’ performance


February 26th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.The discovery offers insights into how ... Read more...

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TB drug could improve social skills in autistic people


December 9th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified a potential novel treatment strategy for the social impairment of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), an aspect of the condition that has a profound ... Read more...

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Autistic people ‘more likely to be taken in by magic tricks, illusions’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with autism spectrum disorder are actually more likely to be taken in by the vanishing ball trick, where a magician pretends ... Read more...

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Social environment changes bees’ behaviour and internal clocks


September 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that honeybees, which are removed from their usual roles in the hive, undergo changes in their behaviour and internal clocks.These findings indicate that ... Read more...

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Bonding hormone-based nasal spray helps men recognise emotions


May 15th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): A nasal spray made of the hormone vasopressin can help boost men's ability to recognise the emotions of both happy and angry, say scientists.However, the spray doesn't improve ... Read more...

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Key factors helping kids avoid social rejection identified


January 21st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified three key factors in a child's behaviour that can lead them to avoid social rejection. Findings from a pair of studies indicate that the ability ... Read more...

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Key factors to help kids shun social rejection identified


January 21st, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified three key factors in a child's behaviour that can lead to social rejection.According to experts at Rush University Medical Center, a child who experiences social ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘don’t understand human deception’


October 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): There is no evidence to prove that dogs can detect deception, says a new study.Mark Petter conducted the study as an undergraduate student at the University of Western ... Read more...

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Juvenile delinquency may be result of misunderstood social cues


September 20th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): Young offenders who mess with the law may have difficulty interpreting social cues in others, says a Japanese study.Lead author Wataru Sato from Kyoto University found that the ... Read more...

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Autistic kids learn new behaviours differently than others


July 7th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that when it comes to learning new behaviours, autistic kids rely more on their own internal sense of body position rather than ... Read more...

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How brain-injured can recover emotional perception skills


November 21st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Individuals who are unable to interpret emotions following a severe brain injury have been offered a new hope, after a group of researchers suggested that the patients ... Read more...

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Socially rejected people better at telling fake smiles from real


October 25th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): People who have experienced social rejection by family, friends, or peers acquire a sense to tell fake smiles from the real ones, says a new Miami University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rejection helps one to spot fake smiles


October 25th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) An honest smile is the mantra that opens doors and wins friends, but beware a phoney grin.People in the throes of rejection are particularly good in telling the ... Read more...

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Why songs sound sexy at times and annoying at others


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Ever wondered why a song sounds sexy sometimes and annoying at other times? Well, a study on songbirds has shed new light on this question, showing that ... Read more...

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Secrets of successful flirting revealed


September 8th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Want to be a successful flirt? Well, then all you need to do is simply to let your prospective partner know that you find them attractive, according ... Read more...

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Faulty brain connections behind autistic peoples social struggles


July 24th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): New research from Carnegie Mellon University has revealed that disrupted communication networks in the brain make it difficult for autistic people to understand innuendo and social cues, ... Read more...

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Migrating songbirds take survival cues from local birds’ ‘mob’ behaviour


June 26th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new Queen's University-led study has shown that migrating songbirds take their survival cues from local winged residents when flying through unfamiliar territory.Biologists discovered that observing local ... Read more...

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Birds eavesdrop on songs to find the best breeding spots


June 19th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): While human beings thumb through real estate listings and drive around neighbourhoods to find the best place to live and raise a family, some birds have an ... Read more...

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Two individuals are enough make you act unwisely


May 13th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 13 (ANI): An Australian study has shown that a fish is led into danger when at least two other fish swim towards a predator, a finding that may help ... Read more...

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Video game addicts traits similar to Asperger’s syndrome patients


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of Bolton in England has revealed that video game addicts exhibit the same personality traits as people with a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Magic of bird songs decoded


March 18th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (IANS) "If music be the food of love, play on," wrote the immortal bard. Perhaps this is nowhere more conspicuously true than of the little songs birds sing. They ... Read more...

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Females have an ear for detail when courting, at least songbirds do


March 18th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new study has shown that females, at least songbirds, have an ear for detail, when it comes to being wooed in a relationship.Researchers at University of ... Read more...

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‘Love at first sight’ is all about sex and ego, not romance


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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Hearing messages in meaningless noise may be early sign of schizophrenia


November 14th, 2007 - 2:48 am ICT by admin
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