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Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than People

March 22nd, 2014
Computer System Can Spot Fakers Better Than PeopleA new study has found that a computer system can spot real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people. “The computer system managed to detect distinctive ...

Suppression of Memories Can Be Beneficial

March 19th, 2014
Suppression of Memories May be Beneficial  New research posits suppression of unwanted memories is helpful as the action prevents the memories from influencing future behavior. Investigators say the findings challenge the idea that suppressed memories ...

Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s

March 19th, 2014
Mice Study Links Sleep Problems to Alzheimer’s Emerging research suggests chronic sleep problems could lead to an earlier onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Sleep problems are often a result of work, insomnia, or a myriad of ...

Emotional Response to Stress Differs by Gender

March 18th, 2014
Emotional Response to Stress Differs by Gender New Italian research suggests a Venus and Mars dichotomy in how stress impacts a person’s emotional state. Researchers determined stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less ...

Resolve Hidden Shame with Humor

March 17th, 2014
Resolve Hidden Shame with HumorHidden shame can be the most damaging emotion and is believed to be the force behind many of the behaviors that occur in our current society. In fact, the words “shame ...

No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and Empathy

March 17th, 2014
No Relationship Between Contagious Yawning and EmpathyNew research suggests that contagious yawning is not connected with empathy, a finding that refutes earlier hypotheses. Investigators from the Duke Center for Human Genome Variation discovered contagious yawning ...

New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar Psychosis

March 17th, 2014
New Findings on Chemical Linked to Bipolar PsychosisResearchers have discovered a gene that is likely to play a role in the risk of psychosis in bipolar disorders. The condition involves recurrent episodes of mania and ...

Mimicry Impaired in Those With Schizophrenia

March 16th, 2014
Mimicry Impaired in Those With SchizophreniaSchizophrenia patients have an impaired ability to imitate, and this may be one of the main reasons for their difficulties with social interaction, according to a brain-mapping study conducted ...

Soy Formula Linked to Seizures in Autistic Children

March 15th, 2014
Soy Formula Linked to Seizures in Autistic ChildrenNew research has detected a higher rate of seizures among children with autism who were fed infant formula containing soy protein rather than milk protein. The study found ...

Brain Structure Stores Memories By Time

March 14th, 2014
Brain Structure Stores Memories By TimeNew research shows that the part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their 'temporal context' -- what happened before and what came after. "We need to remember ...
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