Being kind or performing just a random act of kindness can lift up the mood and also make people happy. In a recent study, researchers have linked the small acts of kindness and the expressions of gratitude to the happiness of a person, though the process is yet to be determined.
It has been observed that understanding the personality of an individual goes a long way in providing an insight into the person's psyche. For example, the level of extroversion of an individual may affect his/her brain, particularly when selecting between immediate and delayed rewards.
For those parents whose child is autistic, here's good news. In a recent study, it has been found that for some children who were autistic, their symptoms were lost with age. This research contradicts the popular belief that autism is permanent.
For those who think covering the face can stop people from being able to understand the emotion, here’s the news: body language can display emotions more effectively.
Nations that have a high consumption of milk in any form also tend to have a significantly larger amount of Nobel Prize winners among them.
Has coming to office everyday started bothering you? Are you not interested in your work and often get bored? Well, it may all turn out to be for the best, as a new research claims that being bored at work can have can have positive results, including an increase in creativity because it gives us time to daydream. The study, conducted by Dr. Sandi Mann and Rebekah Cadman from the University of Central Lancashire, was presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology.
People who can speak more than one language with equal fluency since childhood may be in for a good surprise. In a recent study conducted by the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, scientists have found that older bilingual people have a better ability to switch between tasks than their monolingual counterparts.
Those beautiful blue eyes of yours may win many hearts, but won't win anybody's trust, because people usually do not perceive blue colored eyes as trustworthy when compared to brown eyes. At least that's what a new research says. According to the new study, people view brown-eyed faces as more trustworthy, except if the blue eyes belong to a broad-faced man, Medical Xpress reports.
A new study suggests that the diagnosis of the onset of Alzheimer's disease could be just a click away. According to a latest finding by scientists from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ), the onset of Alzheimer's could be detected using a simple online test. Professor Lizzie Coulson, study coordinator, said that her research team has identified how Alzheimer's disease impairs the cholinergic basal forebrain in undertaking navigational tasks, according to Medical Xpress.
You have just come back from the long holidays and the work is perhaps making you feel down in the dumps, which is getting you worried. But QUT psychology lecturer Associate Professor Robert Schweitzer says that your reaction is perfectly normal. Holidays are the time when we feel like we are so much in control of our lives and we can do what we want, points out professor Schweitzer, according to Medical Xpress.
If you have broken out of too many relationships just within 3 months or so, this may have made you wonder if you have commitment issues. A lot of people do not even realize this pattern that they are stuck in. By the time they start knowing the other person, they would have already created a big row and broken off the relationship. But does that necessarily mean that he/she has commitment issues? Well, maybe or maybe not. Dr. Petra Boynton, a social psychologist and sex researcher working in International Health Care at University College London, writes in The Telegraph that when we meet someone, it takes some time before we get to know them, and at that time we are still deciding if we are right for each other or not. So it could be that you are still just meeting people and haven't really come across anything that suits you or them.
A new study suggests that people who think they are constantly misunderstood could be more sensitive to pain. According to scientists from America, it may be the same region of the brain involved in processing physical and social pain, affecting each other. For the study, researchers from the University of Virginia examined whether feeling misunderstood could cause pain. For this, they asked participants to describe how they saw themselves.
We have tried a hundred times to quit smoking, or cut down on sugar, or turn into a vegan or build up six packs. But even though we start with a bang, somewhere half way, we feel the determination diminishing and slowly vanishing away. Once a person is reaching the end, it is easier to push oneself to finish the task faster. But when a person is right in the middle of achieving something is when it is the most difficult to motivate oneself, since the beginning and the end both seem to be really far away.
A new research suggests that our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning that occurs through visual feedback. It is already well known that imitating another person's postures and expressions is an important social lubricant. When you are able to imitate another person's expressions, it means you can empathize with that person. However, how exactly do we imitate others when we can't see our own facial expressions and we can't feel the facial expressions of others? Researchers Richard Cook of City University London, Alan Johnston of University College London, and Cecilia Heyes of the University of Oxford in their study, examined the possible mechanisms which help us imitate.
While most young people dread even the idea of aging, a new study suggests that it might not be that bad after all. The research suggests that aging may come with a few perks too. Typically, aging is viewed as a sign of weakness and is often associated only with physical and mental decline. However, a comprehensive study of 1,006 older adults in San Diego by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University contradicts this view with its findings.