'Fear of Losing' Key Emotion in Economic Decisions
Brain imaging reveals why some people can't resist paying too much at auctions
THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The fear of losing is why people tend to overpay for items bought in an auction, a new study says.
Neuroscientists and economists at New York University reached thi...
Naps with rapid eye movement sleep increase receptiveness to positive emotion
WESTCHESTER, Ill. Naps with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep refresh the brain's empathetic sensitivity for evaluating human emotions by decreasing a negative bias and amplifying recognition of positive emotions, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Wednesday, June 10, at SLEEP...
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
Swiss scientists tracked response to words via MRI
THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- What's in a word? Emotion, especially if it's said with inflection.
Now, Swiss scientists report that they can detect a person's sense of the emotion
behind a word by "reading" the brain as it p...
E-Communication Might Be Outpacing Emotion
Experiences that evoke compassion take longer to develop, study finds,,
MONDAY, April 13 (HealthDay News) -- The busy, dot-com and atwitter world might be short-circuiting your ability to empathize with others.
It also might be pulling people away from other ways of engaging with hu...
Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion
It's governed by a region of the brain that responds to equality, study suggests
THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- The belief that things should be divided fairly among members of a group isn't just a matter of culture or reason -- it's an emotion
that's built into the human brain. ...
Yearning -the Most Intense Emotion in Bereavement
Yearning is the primary emotion
felt after the death of a loved one, say scientists. This is in contrast to depression being the primary// emotion
and the one felt most intensely, according to previous research.
The researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Yale University School of Medi...
Photos: Don't Let Them See You Sweat This Summer
... but genetics may play a role -- one-third to one-half of patients has a family history of the disorder. Severe sweating may be exacerbated by stress, emotion
or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously. The precise mechanism that triggers the condition is unclear but appears to be related to malfunction in ...
Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD
...tween the beliefs, thoughts, feelings and intentions of oneself and others. emotion
processing is the ability to understand and process information related to ...the Hospital for Sick Children.
These problems with social cognition and emotion
processing "may underlie the severe conduct problems" seen in children with...
Savoring Happy Moments Helps Build Emotional Strength
... good you do find in your daily circumstances, rather than focusing on bigger questions."
The study was published in the June issue of the journal emotion
The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about emotional health .
-- Robert Preidt
Brain detects happiness more quickly than sadness
...sing of emotions, while the second is based on the approach-withdrawal hypothesis, which holds that the pattern of cerebral asymmetry depends upon the emotion
in question, in other words that each hemisphere is better at processing particular emotions (the right, withdrawal, and the left, approach).
Studies Show Groundbreaking 22% Reduction in Depression Symptoms in 4 Hours
...take control of a destructive emotional state unless one understands how an emotion
comes about from the deepest level of the subconscious. This is why SR is effective with the complete range of human emotion
and behavior," states Dr. Burris.
For a comprehensive overview of ...
New essays examine the use of fMRI to recognize deceit
...allow Richards Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Lying Outside the Laboratory: The Impact of Imagery and emotion
on the Neural Circuitry of Lie Detection"
by Elizabeth A. Phelps, Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University
Oh Baby! Discovery Health's BABY WEEK Offers the Most Pregnancies, Births and Drama Anywhere on Television
... Allison Hill -- friends,
mothers and partners in a busy OB/GYN practice. Viewers will have
a front-row seat for all the drama, emotion
and challenges -- both
professional and personal -- the doctors confront every day.
-- OBESE AND PREGNANT
Siemens Promotes May is Better Speech and Hearing Month on America's Largest Stage
The Siemens video showcased at Times Square emphasizes the importance of being able to hear the beauty of sound and experience all of the emotion
that comes from enjoying the decibels of life. It reminds viewers to have their hearing tested, and promote early detection and treatment. The educati...
Artist Neera Dahiya Featured at Silent Auction Held During HealthCorps' Green Garden Gala
...ore of her work in the future."
Neera Dahiya, an abstract expressionist artist, focuses on the complexity, dynamism, and multiple layers of human emotion
and existence, expressing these themes in her paintings through physical tactile media and visual texture, encompassing several dimensions. Conceived ...
American Stroke Association Provides Tips for Caregivers as Part of Stroke Month in May
...f Kill Devil Hills, N.C. "No one told us what to look for. I had to find out everything on my own."
The list also covers the possible changes in emotion
and behavior in stroke survivors. Post-stroke depression is common, with as many as 30 percent to 50 percent of stroke survivors developing depression...
Neuromarketing Firm Buyology Inc. Receives Investment from Hakuhodo Inc.
...d the application of non-conscious tools to measure and manage the emotional dimensions of decision making. Neuroscience is rapidly understanding that emotion
trumps logic in buying decisions and today business is not effectively tapping into 85% of what really drives customers', employees', shareholders' an...
Tragic choices: Is it better for doctors or patient families to decide?
...eople who made the choices were more confident that the best decisions were made. But in spite of this higher confidence, they expressed more negative emotion
that those who did not choose. "In addition, both choosers and non-choosers were ambivalent towards decision autonomy," the authors write. "On the one...
A mother's criticism causes distinctive neural activity among formerly depressed
...duals who are currently depressed.
"When these formerly depressed participants are processing criticism, some brain areas thought to be involved in emotion
regulation are less active, and the amygdala is actually more active, compared to the healthy controls," says Hooley. "We know that this is not linked...
AARP Financial Inc. Survey Finds: Vast Majority of Families Struggle With Financial Implications of a Life Crisis
...when it came to their finances, "overwhelmed" was the most frequently cited emotion
in instances of divorce (48%), death of a spouse (65%), serious illness/dis...ability of a child (79%). Fear of the future was the most frequently cited emotion
in cases of long-term job loss (66%), followed closely by "overwhelmed" (57...
Emotions of Music Touch Universal Chord
...mined that babies as young as 5 months old can distinguish between upbeat and gloomy music, providing more evidence that the brain's ability to detect emotion
For this study, researchers trekked to the far reaches of mountainous northern Cameroon and asked members of the Mafa ethnic group ...
Hospice of Michigan Documentary to Air on Detroit Public Television Monday, March 23 and Sunday, March 29
...to see subjects in new ways," said Dottie Deremo, president and CEO of Hospice of Michigan. "The documentary film, Except for Six, uses humor and emotion
to tell the moving stories of three people, and hopefully will get the viewer thinking about a topic they might otherwise avoid. We are very excited ...
Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
...Musical training enhances the ability to recognize emotion
in speech and other sounds, a finding that suggest...erception.
"Quickly and accurately identifying emotion
in sound is a skill that translates across all are...etter the ability of the nervous system to process emotion
During the study, participants heard ...
Docs More Supportive of Stem Cell Research Funding Than Consumers After Viewing President's Speech
...Doctors also reported feeling more hopeful about the impact that federal funding for stem cell research will have compared to consumers. The strongest emotion
reported by doctors and consumers after watching the speech was 'inspiration.'
While most doctors across all political parties were generally s...
Mark Mallardi Named SVP of Sales and Marketing at EmSense
...s, packaging, products, media content, online marketing, and the in-store shopping experience. EmSense provides expertise and leading advancements in emotion
tracking, cognitive neuroscience, analytics, and market research through their proprietary EmGear(TM), the first ever scalable, non-invasive EEG neuro...
University of Kansas research finds human emotions hold sway over physical health worldwide
...basic needs. The inverse holds true as well: Negative emotions were a reliable predictor of worse health.
Most strikingly, the association between emotion
and physical health was more powerful than the connection between health and basic human physical requirements, like adequate nourishment. Even withou...
Save Your Knees!
... interesting facts that change randomly.
Kids Korner - Meet the Boneses (a family shaped like bones!) and more for little learners.
Pictures - stories and artwork from artists suffering from knee pain.
Patient Stories - direct accounts from orthopaedic patients with knee...
An angry heart can lead to sudden death, Yale researchers find
...e body's response to stress, thereby preventing arrhythmias in those at risk," said Lampert.
Lampert's work builds on past research linking strong emotion
to sudden cardiac death. It has been found that devastating disasters, such as earthquakes, are linked to sudden death.
New Anxiety and Mood Disorders Intensive Treatment Program in Downtown Chicago
... at least four hours of treatment each day and meet three to four times each week. Examples of services include coping skills, medication management, emotion
regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, family therapy, mood regulation, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and a...
Brain-injured patients can relearn emotions
...at was going on."
Interpreting and expressing emotion
are defining characteristics of
being human. The p...ounts Willer,
because he couldn't produce the fear emotion
and therefore did not
understand what was happenin...leagues will
evaluate participants' recognition of emotion
from faces and written
text, changes in empathy an...
Experiences Bring More Joy Than Possessions Do
...th a life experience, you can't take anything home. The only thing you can take with you is a memory, and we tend to focus our memories on the intense emotion
we felt during the experience or on how it ended. Memories have an inherent bias, and you remember the best parts of life experiences."
Integrative Medicine Expert Announces New Book: Armageddon of the Mind
...ithin the microcosm.
"The component that deludes us from seeing the reality of a situation or true-consciousness is oftentimes rooted in the emotion
of fear. The way to obtain peace within is through self-discovery or self-cultivation. This practice eventually leads to true understanding of who you...
Aging brains allow negative memories to fade
In another article published earlier this year in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, the team reported that healthy seniors are able to regulate emotion
better than younger people, so they are less affected by upsetting events. They also conducted further research to look at the relationship between em...
Breakthrough in cell-type analysis offers new ways to study development and disease
...t cell types. Heiman and colleagues focused on the brain cells that respond to dopamine, an important neurotransmitter involved in muscle movement and emotion
regulation, among other things. They used the handle they had made to pluck out the ribosomes and mRNAs from these brain cells and freeze them within ...
Experts at American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Satellite Symposium Reach Consensus: Better Intimacy = Better Overall Well-Being
...oral Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
in Cleveland, addressed the female brain/body connection to sexual response
and the roles of emotion
and health in the outcome. Kingsberg stated that
the key to understanding female sexual function is to not only look at the
objective data but also fo...
Ground-breaking New Reality Show Hair Loss Confidential Launches First Webisode
...; said Myranda. "I just couldn't believe everyone did this for me."
Hans Wiemann Hair Replacements owner Tim Pfeiffer was overcome with emotion
after the reveal of Myranda's hair restoration to her family and friends. "When Myranda was revealed to her family and they turned around and a...
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches First-Ever National Advertising Campaign
...blic a perspective of what life is like through the eyes of
someone living with paralysis. The provocative print and online ads were
designed to evoke emotion
by conveying the message that paralysis can
happen to anyone at anytime without warning -- unlike many diseases, there
are no screening or prevention ...
Stress affects older adults more than young adults
...information about this whole topic, and, when you get to age differences, there's even less."
Mather and her colleagues Marissa Gorlick, of the USC emotion
and Cognition Lab, and Nichole Kryla-Lighthall, a USC doctoral student, exposed young adults (18 to 33) and older adults (65 to 89) to a stressful eve...
Hard Decisions for the Littlest Lives
Moms were also more likely to regard physicians as providing hope -- not when they predicted the infant would not die, but when they expressed emotion
even while reporting that the chances of survival were slim.
Much of the onus for clarifying communication lies with the physician or the system p...
Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD Experts Convene at the Help Group Summit
...tive led by Dr. Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, through The Help Group - UCLA Autism Research Alliance to explore and better understand how the brain processes emotion
in children with autism.
ABC7 will receive The Help Group's Media Excellence Award, established to recognize individuals and/or organizations wh...