Creativity determines sexual success, research suggests
The more creative a person is, the more sexual partners they are likely to have, according to a pioneering study which could explain the behaviour of notorious womanisers such as poets Lord Byron and Dylan Thomas.
The research, by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Open University in the UK, found that professional artists and poets have around twice as many sexual partners as those who do not indulge in these creative activities.More...
> Studying brain activity could aid diagnosis of social phobia
People suffering generalised social phobia experience increased brain activity when confronted with threatening faces or frightening social situations, new research shows.
> The first laugh: New study posits evolutionary origins of two distinct types of laughter
In an important new study from the forthcoming Quarterly Review of Biology, biologists from Binghamton University explore the evolution of two distinct types of laughter – laughter which is stimulus-driven and laughter which is self-generated and strategic.
> Mildly depressed people more perceptive than others
Findings published in international journal Cognition and Emotion
> Gene controls whether fear is a factor
In a recent issue of Cell, researchers report the discovery of a gene that controls the ability to react with appropriate fear to impending danger. As a result, mice lacking the gene stathmin become daredevils of a sort, the researchers report. The basic findings may have general implications for the study of anxiety disorders and potential anti-anxiety drugs, according to researchers.
> Brain activity related to processing faces is similar in people with, without autism
New findings may help with social interaction
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