Groups of People Spot Lies More Often Than Individuals Do

A shifty gaze, fidgety stance or sweaty palms signal a liar in classic film noirs. In real life, however, it is surprisingly difficult to recognize when someone is telling a tall tale. Even among trained professionals, the lie-detection accuracy ...

Aug 25

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Why mindfulness is better than chocolate

Michie, a meditation coach and best-selling author of The Dalai Lama's Cat, Buddhism ...

Aug 22

Categories: Mindfulness

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Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for ...

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. Read ...

Aug 21

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The Unexpected Effect of Food On Women's Romantic Feelings

Finding yourself unable to make your female partner happy? Then you question yourself whether whether it's because you have done something wrong. Or was it because something happened at work. Or was she just having a bad day. Or maybe she's just ...

Aug 21

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Study: How To Read Someone’s Emotions With 90% Accuracy

Neuroscientists are learning to predict emotions with increasing accuracy. Brain scans can read human emotions with 90% accuracy, a new study finds. Researchers have been able to predict the intensity of negative emotions to evocative images. They ...

Aug 20

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The Underrated Importance of Being Playful

What if, I wonder, playfulness were in fact a survival skill, one more basic to the endurance of the species than even sharper eyes or teeth or claws, stronger muscles, or larger brains? It seems to me that of all the habits of mind and heart that ...

Aug 20

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The Bundy Effect

Psychologists have been fascinicated with the infamous Ted Bundy and how chameleonic he is. This gave rise to what they call a Bundy effect- “Sometimes I come away from an interview with Ted thinking I’ve got great stuff. But then the more you ...

Aug 19

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How to remove unwanted thoughts?

Would you like to remove unwanted thoughts or some memory of shame or regret that just irritates you like a parasite? Maybe you just want to take your mind off something and it just seems to come back in the most unexpected moments. There is a ...

Aug 19

Categories: Hypnosis

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How Could I be so stupid

Have you been manipulated, lied to, controlled by a toxic person? The person may be a psychopath (antisocial), a narcissist or a borderline. They've betrayed, exploited and misled you. They've seduced you with their charm and beguiled you with ...

Aug 19

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Introvert On Stage

Would it surprise you to hear that the majority of actors are introverts? One would assume that someone who enjoys being in the spotlight would have to be an extrovert, but that’s not the way it is! The performances that constitute our impressions ...

Aug 18

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Study: Smoking cessation drug not boosting number of smokers who quit

As the years gone by, governments have come together to campaign for smoking cessation, making their detrimental effects known nation wide. There were campaigns, fines, and alternatives which smokers could turn to. But recently, a study shown that ...

Aug 18

Categories: Smoking Cessation

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The Simple Questions That Really Help Depressed People

This therapeutic technique, called 'Socratic questioning' can really help depressed people, research finds. Socratic questioning is used by many therapists to help patients explore new perspectives on themselves and the world. Read on to find out ...

Aug 17

Categories: Depression, Mental Health Professions

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The Reason Brain Diseases Have Quadrupled in 21 Years

Given the power of modern medicine, why have brain diseases increased by four times? Rates of brain diseases are increasing at almost epidemic rates, especially in the US, a new study reports. Read on to find out why.

Aug 17

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Laughter as a window on the infant mind

What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there’s a serious scientific reason behind it. Despite the scientific potential, baby laughter is, as a research topic, “strangely ...

Aug 17

Categories: Child Development

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Tender loving care the best treatment for schizophrenia

Mr John F. Nash Jr, an American mathematician who won the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics, was killed on May 23, along with his wife, in a car crash in New Jersey. He was the subject of a book and a film, both titled A Beautiful Mind. For the greater ...

Aug 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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