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depression brain molecule
2014-06-09 04:40:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Levels of a tiny molecule known as miR-1202 are lower in the brains of people suffering from depression, suggesting that it could serve as a marker for depression and help detect which patients are most likely to respond to antidepressant treatment, experts from McGill University and the Douglas Institute claim in a new study. Their research, which has been published by the journal Nature Medicine, shows that miR-1202 could...

Region Of The Brain Discovered That Enables Children To Overcome Emotional Self-centeredness As They Mature
2014-05-28 10:18:06

Max Planck Institute Children are more egocentric than adults. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig  have demonstrated for the first time that children are also worse at putting themselves in other people’s emotional shoes. According to the researchers, the supramarginal gyrus region of the brain must be sufficiently developed in children for them to be able to overcome their egocentric take on the world. When little Philip...

2014-05-27 08:34:33

Top distractions include watching television or movies, using social media and sleeping LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyMode, an ed-tech company dedicated to helping students succeed in school, today announced the results of its "Student Psyche Report" on procrastination, which asked approximately 1,300 high school and college students about their study habits. The findings show that procrastination is widespread, with 87 percent saying they procrastinate, and that it's...

2014-05-12 08:33:09

Emotient, UC San Diego and University of Victoria Also Release Web-based Autism Intervention App Called Emotion Mirror SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, today announced it will demonstrate its emotion-aware Google Glass application at the 12(th) Annual VSS Dinner and Demo Night on May 19, 2014 from 6 - 10 p.m. at Vision Sciences Society 2014 at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach,...

2014-05-09 23:06:31

Too many vaccines as a child lead to years of needle fear, decrease HPV uptake as a teen. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 A recent study at Georgia State University presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting showed what many already suspected: kids are afraid of shots. What the study, by pain researcher Dr. Amy Baxter, demonstrated was that the number of vaccines on the same day between ages 4 and 6 years correlated in a dose-dependent manner to needle fear five years later....

2014-05-08 09:01:38

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research, which will be presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference on Wednesday 7 May, found that pregnant women use the right side of their brain more than new mothers do when they look at faces with emotive expressions. "Our findings give us a...

2014-05-05 11:40:28

Researchers find racism a common 'toxic stressor' among African-American, Afro-Caribbean youth The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, racism remains a...

Stress Is Contagious
2014-05-01 05:44:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well known that some things in life are contagious, such as social conditions like pregnancy or divorce. According to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health. Simply observing another person in a stressful situation, according to their findings, is enough to make our own bodies release the...

2014-04-30 10:23:09

Study by USC Marshall School of Business and USC faculty illuminates how facial expressions affect cooperation While Disney's Frozen Academy Award-winning diva anthem "Let It Go" has dominated the Billboard 200, sales records and parents' eardrums with its message of all-out emotional display, that approach probably won't always resonate in the boardroom, according to a recent study from Marshall and USC faculty. "A business person in a negotiation," said Peter Carnevale, professor of...

2014-04-28 12:31:43

Vendors selected for the "Cool Vendor" report are innovative, impactful and intriguing SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, today announced it has been included in the "Cool Vendors in Human-Machine Interface 2014[1]" report by Gartner, Inc. "We are excited to be included as one of Gartner's Cool Vendors for 2014," said Ken Denman, President and CEO, Emotient. "We believe it affirms our...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.