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2012-04-10 09:01:48

The part of the brain we use when engaging in egalitarian behavior may also be linked to a larger sense of morality, researchers have found. Their conclusions, which offer scientific support for Adam Smith's theories of morality, are based on experimental research published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, coming seven months after the start of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, which has been aimed at addressing income inequality, was...

Longer Commercials = Stronger Emotions
2012-04-04 07:36:23

A new psycho-physiological study was recently developed to study the emotional response of people to television advertisements. The study, developed jointly by El Bureau de la Comunicacion, the Tecnalia Center for Applied Research, and the UPV/EHU, was completely developed in the Basque Autonomous Community. The researchers wanted to answer two hypotheses: On the one hand, do advertisements with a social content that use negative images with violence or disgust achieve a greater emotional...

2012-03-29 02:38:29

UCSF Scientists Collaborate with Buddhists in Novel Project Schoolteachers who underwent a short but intensive program of meditation were less depressed, anxious or stressed — and more compassionate and aware of others´ feelings, according to a UCSF-led study that blended ancient meditation practices with the most current scientific methods for regulating emotions. A core feature of many religions, meditation is practiced by tens of millions around the world as part of their...

2012-03-25 23:01:59

Having worked with the DECE since 2008, Empathy Lab will now be an active participant in shaping the UltraViolet Service. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 Empathy Lab, a fast growing digital media agency in the Philadelphia area, has joined the world's leading media and technology companies as a member of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), an alliance of approximately 85 companies, including many of the world's top movie studios, technology providers,...

2012-03-22 22:32:00

Study identifies mechanism to explain how the body responds to potentially threatening negative odors Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. Their work´ is published online in Springer's journal Chemosensory Perception. The study is part of a special issue² of this journal on neuroimaging the chemical senses. In...

2012-03-15 23:25:42

It´s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion–for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money. Maybe you want to save your money or avoid engaging with a homeless person. But even if suppressing compassion avoids these costs, it may carry a personal cost of its own, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. After people suppress compassionate feelings, an...

2012-03-15 23:08:00

When they're in a positive mood, people tend to choose products that match their mood and their level of emotional arousal, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But crabby, low-energy people will seek products to reverse those states of mind. "We examine how consumers' choices are affected by the interplay between their level of arousal (i.e., the intensity of a consumer's mood state) and the valence (the direction of their mood state–whether consumers are in...

2012-03-15 21:54:23

Music is a very strong emotional communicator, and different cultures have different emotional associations for different musical "modes". Now, a new cross-cultural study shows that tonal trends used to express feelings in music are consistent in different cultures and are similar to those used in speech. The full report is published March 14, in the open access journal PLoS ONE. In Western music, the major mode is generally associated with excited happy emotions, while the minor mode is...

2012-03-06 22:45:57

Music can evoke positive emotions, which in turn can lower the listener's stress levels. Everyday music listening is therefore a simple and effective way to enhance well-being and health, according to a new doctoral thesis in psychology from the University of Gothenburg. The thesis is based partly on a survey study involving 207 individuals, partly on an intervention study where an experiment group consisting of 21 persons listened to self-chosen music for 30 minutes per day for two weeks...

2012-03-05 23:05:56

Believing your partner is trying to be empathetic more important to relationship than actual empathy, according to new study Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The study involved a diverse sample of couples and found that men's and women's perceptions of their significant other's empathy, and their abilities to tell...


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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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