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Facial Expressions Not Universally Perceived
2014-03-06 06:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published on Wednesday in the journal Psychological Science has found that facial expressions and emotional vocalizations are not universally understood across cultural barriers – contradicting a long-held emotion science belief. “Emotions are not universally perceived,” said Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology Northeastern University. “Everything that’s predicated on that is a mistake.” In the...

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday. In the study, a pair of Georgetown University researchers found that a small region within the bats’ brains called the amygdala, a structure in the brains of all mammals, controls the production of emotionally-specific calls and sounds. The team said...

That Angry Outburst May Lead To Heart Attack or Stroke
2014-03-04 10:02:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is known that bouts of anger can raise a person’s stress level and continued stress can lead to other health-related issues such as heart attack and stroke. But a new look at several studies has led researchers to the determination that anger itself can cause stroke or heart attack within a few hours of an outburst. Dr Murray Mittleman, of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues found that people who lose their temper...

2014-02-20 23:30:03

Dr. Kenneth Isaacs shares his thourhgts and writings on disorders and neurosis. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 For more information about Dr. Kenneth Isaac and his work, please visit http://drkennethisaacs.com/ No longer is there a good reason for anyone to have neurotic problems. The nature of neurosis, its cause and cure, had remained unsolved puzzles over more than 4,000 years. Through four phases of developing understanding of mental processes in health and illness during...

Beautiful, Sad Music Can Really Make The Blues Go Away: Study
2014-02-20 10:23:28

[ Watch the Video: Can Sad Music Cure The Blues? ] Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Psychologists from the universities of Kent and Limerick have released a new study reporting that if people listen to music they feel is “beautiful but sad” it can actually help them overcome a case of the blues. In this study, the researchers studied the effect on a participant’s mood when listening to Self-Identified Sad Music (SISM). The researchers were particularly...

2014-02-18 13:46:43

Teenage boys who show a combination of depressive symptoms and elevated levels of the 'stress hormone' cortisol are up to fourteen times more likely to develop major depression than those who show neither trait, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Cambridge have identified the first biomarker – a biological signpost – for major, or clinical, depression....

2014-02-18 13:43:42

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol may contribute to the risk aversion and 'irrational pessimism' found among bankers and fund managers during financial crises, according to a new study. The study's authors say that risk takers in the financial world exhibit risk averse behavior during periods of extreme market volatility – just when a crashing market most needs them to take risks – and that this change in their appetite for risk may be "physiologically-driven", specifically by...

2014-02-12 23:27:42

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names 10 recent discoveries funded by its NARSAD Grants. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names 10 Recent Discoveries Funded by its NARSAD Grants That Will Help Understand, Treat and Cure Mental Illnesses The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named 10 recent discoveries, funded by its NARSAD Grants, that provide new insight into the mysteries of the brain and potential treatments for people with...

emotions
2014-02-03 13:45:37

[ Watch the Video: The Four Faces Of Human Expression ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists have long been investigating the connection between facial expressions and emotions. A theory first offered by Paul Ekman, says that there are six primary emotions that are globally recognized and easily construed through specific facial expressions: happiness, sadness, fear, anger, surprise and disgust. According to new research published in the journal Current...

2014-01-29 13:12:16

Although inflammation is frequently a cause of disease in the body, research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio indicates that low levels of a pro-inflammatory cytokine in the brain are important for cognition. Cytokines are proteins produced by the immune system. Jennifer Donegan, graduate student, and David Morilak, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, found that neutralizing the cytokine interleukin-6 in the brain impaired reversal...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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