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2013-08-22 23:04:49

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the neurobiology behind the evolution of positive emotions and prosocial behaviors, such as empathy, compassion and cooperation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the...

2013-08-13 23:03:19

BeingHuman.org Hosts Daylong Event at Nourse Theater in San Francisco, September 28, 2013 San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Some of the brightest minds from a variety of diverse scientific disciplines will share their latest insights, pique curiosities, and provide a sense of connection and understanding of our common humanity at Being Human 2013 on Saturday, September 28 in San Francisco’s Nourse Theater. The biological underpinnings of ethical behavior, the function of...

2013-08-11 23:03:10

The relationship between grief and depression following bereavement has generated much debate in the psychological community and public media. A new article by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D., “Grief, Depression and the DSM-5,” sheds new light on the subject, and can help both clinicians and the general public achieve a greater understanding of the clinical challenges and options for treating these conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The relationship between grief and depression...

2013-08-06 23:23:16

Moodswiing connects users emotions to the latest ideas, stories, opinions and news about what interests them most. Users can locate their city and filter out an emotion or topic, and see how people feel about that certain topic, or what topics are making them express a particular emotion. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Emotions take center stage with Moodswiing, a new, innovative approach to social networking. This breakthrough social media tool allows people to be understood and more...

Search For New Drug Treatments With Help From Depressed Fish
2013-08-05 12:19:23

Max Planck Institute Antidepressant normalizes the behavior of zebrafish with a defective stress hormone receptor Chronic stress can lead to depression and anxiety in humans. Scientists working with Herwig Baier, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried, recently discovered a very similar link in fish. Normally, the stress hormone cortisol helps fish, as in humans, to regulate stress. Fish that lack the receptor for cortisol as a result of a genetic mutation...

Psychopaths Can Feel Empathy
2013-07-25 12:13:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychopaths have long been portrayed as non-sympathetic individuals incapable to empathizing with others and therefore very capable of causing others pain. Now, however, new research from the Netherlands has found that individuals with psychopathy are in fact capable of feeling empathy, but less readily than others without the condition, according to a report in the journal Brain. Researchers said the Dutch government's focus on...

2013-07-23 23:00:23

Author, Physician Announces Release of ‘Breaking the Emotional Health Barriers,’ Launches New Marketing Push Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 In his 2012 book “Breaking the Emotional Health Barriers” (published by Balboa Press), which is getting a revived marketing push in 2013, author and practicing family physician Reuben Phiri offers the theory that physical well being is directly associated with emotional health. “Breaking the Emotional Health Barriers” sheds...

2013-07-23 23:00:13

Dr. Ron Leifer’s “Engagements With The World” blends Buddhism and therapeutic psychology NEW YORK (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 In life, emotional pain can inflict far more anguish than physical injuries, and while wounds can heal, emotional damages can linger on for years, festering unseen until they manifest debilitating psychological symptoms that can leave a person crippled. Their intangible nature means that they are much harder to diagnose and treat than conventional ailments, but...

2013-07-12 23:35:08

While the renown Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com contains a total of over 1,632,317 posts, it has just added the Politics and the Religion Sciences containing 14,932 articles from 545 scientific Politics and Religion Sciences journals. All content is now also available through a new Mobile Portal. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 ScienceIndex.com is a Social Sciences Network newly featuring the latest Politics and Religion Research. The site was established in 1998 to...

Sad Music Makes You Happy
2013-07-12 14:58:25

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How is it that maestros of melancholy as diverse as Frederic Chopin and Elliott Smith ever found an audience for their music? Why would anyone deliberately subject themselves to melodies that make them teary-eyed and nostalgic? After all, who likes being sad? New research from Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of the Arts and RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that it isn't quite that simple. According to their study,...


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Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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