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Personality traits contribute to 'placebo effect'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University have found for the first time that novelty seeking personality types enjoy a stronger “placebo response,” or pain relief caused by the administration of a sham treatment, ...

dateApr 23, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Studies suggest males have more personality

(PhysOrg.com) -- Males have more pronounced personalities than females across a range of species - from humans to house sparrows - according to new research. Consistent personality traits, such as aggression and daring, are ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The neural basis of the depressive self

Depression is actually defined by specific clinical symptoms such as sadness, difficulty to experience pleasure, sleep problems etc., present for at least two weeks, with impairment of psychosocial functioning. These symptoms ...

dateAug 31, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Long-lived mice are less active

Female mice with a high life expectancy are less active and less explorative. They also eat less than their fellow females with a lower life expectancy. Behavioral biologists from the University of Zurich reveal that there ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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