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2013-07-09 23:20:21

Neuroscientist, Philosopher & Information Designer Share Insights Into What the Human Race Might Expect SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Beinghuman.org has announced that the upcoming Being Human 2013 event on Saturday, September 28, 2013 will include a tantalizing exploration of the future of humanity in a segment entitled “The Future of Being Human.” The segment will feature acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman, philosopher/technologist Natasha Vita-More and...

2013-07-03 14:58:25

You might be falling in love with that new car, but you probably wouldn't pay as much for it if you could resist the feeling. Researchers at Duke University who study how the brain values things -- a field called neuroeconomics -- have found that your feelings about something and the value you put on it are calculated similarly in a specific area of the brain. The region is small area right between the eyes at the front of the brain. It's called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, or...

2013-07-02 14:01:36

Teenagers are famously self-conscious, acutely aware and concerned about what their peers think of them. A new study reveals that this self-consciousness is linked with specific physiological and brain responses that seem to emerge and peak in adolescence. "Our study identifies adolescence as a unique period of the lifespan in which self-conscious emotion, physiological reactivity, and activity in specific brain areas converge and peak in response to being evaluated by others," says...

2013-07-02 11:15:23

A key brain structure that regulates emotions works differently in preschoolers with depression compared with their healthy peers, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The differences, measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), provide the earliest evidence yet of changes in brain function in young children with depression. The researchers say the findings could lead to ways to identify and treat depressed children earlier in...

2013-06-27 23:26:45

A recent CIO article contains some interesting information the author gleaned from public sector leaders while researching his new book: emotional intelligence (EI) was the almost universal answer to the question of what leadership capabilities will be most important. This comes as little surprise to Andrea Zintz, Ph.D., president of Strategic Leadership Resources, which provides high potential leadership development, and is timely given that she’s just released her views on how and why...

Infants Can Recognize Emotions In Facial Expressions
2013-06-27 18:43:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Infancy shows that babies are able to recognize each other's moods by five months of age. Brigham Young University researchers determined that infants are able to sometimes see what adults can't when looking at their peers. "Newborns can't verbalize to their mom or dad that they are hungry or tired, so the first way they communicate is through affect or emotion," says psychology professor Ross...

2013-06-27 15:21:22

Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions of students engaged in interactive online learning and predict the effectiveness of online tutoring sessions. “This work is part of a larger effort to develop artificial intelligence software to teach students computer science,” says Dr. Kristy Boyer, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work....

2013-06-25 23:01:20

Forbes Consulting Group, the leading market research company that directly accesses and explains consumers’ authentic emotional reactions, today announced that CEO Dr. David Forbes will be presenting a webinar on consumer emotions for the Marketing Research Association. Lexington, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 What: CEO Dr. David Forbes of Forbes Consulting Group will present: Getting to the Truth – How Mobile “In the Moment” Research Is Critical to Uncovering Consumer Motivations...

2013-06-25 23:00:29

Breaking down emotional health barriers Melbourne, Austrailia (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 There is an undeniable link between emotions and health. Dr. Reuben Phiri, a family physician, explains how positive thought can improve one’s physical well-being. In his new book, Breaking the Emotional Health Barriers, he also warns of the opposite effect, cautioning that people who think negatively often live in unhealthy bodies. Phiri tells of how illnesses such as high blood pressure, anxiety 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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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