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Researchers Don't Ask How You Feel, They Use Brain Activity Instead
2013-06-20 14:48:33

[ Watch the Video: Identifying Emotions Using Brain Activity ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of asking someone how they feel, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon has found a way to identify a person's emotion based on brain activity, according to a new report in the journal PLoS ONE. Previous efforts to view emotions through brain imaging have been hampered by study participants' reluctance to report emotion or emotional responses that are not...

2013-06-18 23:16:44

Leading Researchers Discuss How and Why We Feel the Ways We Do San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 For anyone who has every wondered why we have emotions and how they function, an enlightening segment entitled “Human Emotions” will be a part of the Being Human 2013 conference taking place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco´s newly restored Nourse Theater. The second annual Being Human event will foster a deeper understanding of what it means to be human....

2013-06-06 19:52:33

Researchers show brain operates differently by the way we dehumanize others Combat troops must minimize the humanness of their enemies in order to kill them. They can't be effective fighters if they're distracted by feelings of empathy for opponents. But indifference to the enemy, rather than loathing, may help prevent war crimes and provide troops with a better path back to healthy civilian lives, researchers at Case Western Reserve University propose. Their hypothesis is based on new...

Probiotics Found In Yogurt Affects Brain Function In Women
2013-05-29 09:49:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans has been found by a group of researchers from the Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS) and the Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, both of which are research arms of the UCLA. The scientists conducted an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, finding that women who regularly consumed beneficial...

2013-05-22 10:36:51

Largest clinical study evaluating durability of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeks with the NeuroStar New data released today at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association show that the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System® induced statistically and clinically meaningful response and remission in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) during the acute phase of therapy, which were maintained through one year...

2013-05-21 23:20:44

Today PeopleKeys announces their newest product, the DISC Managing Stress Course. There are so many factors that go into stress - it's important to realize that what stresses you and how you should handle it depends on your personality style. Boardman, Ohio (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Recent data from the American Medical Association estimates that 43% adults have experienced negative effects on their health due to stress. The AMA similarly believe that the impact of stress is much more...

2013-05-20 11:17:12

Drug associated with rapid antidepressant effect in largest clinical trial to date Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic, according to the largest ketamine clinical trial to-date led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The antidepressant benefits of ketamine were seen within 24 hours, whereas traditional antidepressants can take days or weeks to demonstrate a...

How Music Preferences Relate To Your Mood
2013-05-14 15:47:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies have looked into how music influences our moods, whether to help lift our spirits or enable us to better cope with them. Researchers from several universities writing in the Journal of Consumer Research say consumers experiencing problems with interpersonal relationships throw on sad music to match their moods. The team said in their article "Interpersonal Relationships and Preferences for Mood-Congruency in...

2013-05-14 11:32:19

Creative arts therapies (CATs) can improve anxiety, depression, pain symptoms and quality of life among cancer patients, although the effect was reduced during follow-up in a study by Timothy W. Puetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., and colleagues. Authors reviewed the available medical literature and included 27 studies involving 1,576 patients. Researchers found that during treatment, CAT significantly reduced anxiety, depression and pain, and...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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