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2013-03-28 22:08:37

Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a decrease in their levels of anger and aggression, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study, led by Marcus Munafò and Ian Penton-Voak of the University of Bristol, explored the relationship between recognition of emotion in ambiguous facial...

You Report Your Feelings In 3D
2013-03-28 10:02:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the hottest trends in Hollywood right now is toward 3D technology in new movies despite an ongoing debate about its merits. A new study published in Biological Psychiatry reveals that even our brains use three dimensions to communicate out feelings and emotions. The report of emotions for humans relies on three distinct systems in the brain. The first system directs attention to affective states ("I feel"). The second system...

A Customizable, Digital Avatar That Can Express Emotions
2013-03-27 19:26:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Wizard of Oz's trickery has been unpacked by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Researchers built a virtual "talking head" known as Zoe, capable of expressing human emotions on demand with "unprecedented realism." Zoe is able to express a full range of human emotions and could be used as a digital personal assistant, or to replace texting with "face messaging." The virtual face is able to...

Angry Arguments At Home Can Influence A Baby’s Brain Function
2013-03-26 08:19:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents have long known that the tone of their voice affects a baby's mood, but a new study from the University of Oregon shows that a baby's exposure to parental arguments is associated with the way the infant's brain processes stress and emotions. The study revealed that infants respond to an angry tone of voice, even when they are asleep. The findings of the study were published in a recent issue of Psychological Science....

Self-Injury and Pain Relief Explored
2013-03-23 05:15:20

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We often regard relief as the dissipation of pain, discomfort or stress. However, the specific emotion associated with the sense of relief really isn´t fully understood. It is for this reason a team of researchers from the Association for Psychological Science undertook a study in which they aimed to explore and understand more fully the psychological mechanisms at work responsible for providing us with the idea of relief. To...

The Emotion Of Literature Reflects Real Historical Events
2013-03-21 15:48:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using five million books digitized by Google in recent years as a database, the research team looked at how often words that carry emotional content, or 'mood words,´ were used throughout the 20th Century. Previous work by one of the researchers, Vasileios Lampos from the University of Bristol in the UK, looked at the word content of Twitter messages in...

2013-03-20 15:55:46

Some 2-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers saw the altered response in toddlers who were exposed to meth in the womb and who currently had signs of strife in their lives–such as a mom who drank heavily or had depression or other mental health symptoms. Specifically, the children's levels of the stress hormone...

Depression Affecting Surprising Number Of Women Following Childbirth
2013-03-15 09:48:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A surprisingly high number of women suffer from symptoms of postpartum depression, a new large-scale study from a Northwestern Medicine researcher reveals. The study is the largest scale depression screening of postpartum women done to date. It is also the first time a full psychiatric assessment has been done in a study of postpartum women who screened positive for depression. The study, published in a recent issue of JAMA...


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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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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