Quantcast

Latest Tickling Stories

2014-04-03 10:07:15

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, reveals that certain errors in visual perception in people with schizophrenia are consistent with interference or ‘noise’ in a brain signal known as a...

2014-01-15 12:24:08

Just in Time for Valentine's Day, Renowned Pleasure Coach To Distribute 10,000 Free Books as a Way to Give Back SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few years ago, the Wall Street Journal(1) profiled several self-published authors whose novels and collections of books sold between 400,000 and 1.7 million copies, garnering book deals with traditional publishers due to their hit status. Dr. Sadie Allison, founder and CEO of Tickle Kitty and a popular pleasure coach,...

Different Laughter Interpreted By Different Parts Of The Brain
2013-05-09 12:21:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The human brain is capable of deciphering all kinds of social cues and interpreting them into perceptions about people or situations. Now, a group of German researchers has found that joyous or mocking laughter can spark activity in the social centers of the brain, while tickle-induced giggling does not have the same effect. "Laughing at someone and laughing with someone leads to different social consequences," said lead author...

2012-08-04 02:24:31

Parents get physical with their unruly children in public much more than they show in laboratory experiments and acknowledge in surveys, according to one of the first real-world studies of caregiver discipline. The study, led by Michigan State University´s Kathy Stansbury, found that 23 percent of youngsters received some type of “negative touch” when they failed to comply with a parental request in public places such as restaurants and parks. Negative touch included arm...

2010-11-07 00:16:39

Can laughter and liposuction go together? Can the body be sculpted more precisely with less downtime? Tickle Lipoâ“ž¢ is becoming the most talked-about liposuction procedure in the country. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Today the top-rated national TV show "The Doctors" features a segment on "Body Problem Breakthoughs" including a segment with dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee and her patient, Luci who hated her "saddlebags". The show taped Dr. Lee at her...

2008-08-06 00:00:08

By Alex Boese From Tusko the elephant's tragic LSD trip to the wine taste test that gets gourmets hot under the collar, Alex Boese puts the world's most weird and wonderful experiments under the microscope THE PACHYDERM ON A HIGH Tusko the elephant led a peaceful life at the Oklahoma City Zoo. So, on the morning of Friday 3 August 1962, he could hardly have foreseen that he was about to become the first elephant ever to be given LSD. The experiment was the brainchild of two doctors...

2005-06-20 22:05:50

On the basis of observations of how we interpret the sensation of a simple finger-tap, researchers have advanced our understanding of how the brain sorts important, externally-derived sensations, such as those created by an insect crawling on the skin, from unimportant, internally-derived sensations, such as the brush of one's own hand. The new study is reported in the June 21 issue of Current Biology by researchers Paul Bays and Daniel Wolpert of University College London and Randy Flanagan...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
Related