Can taking paracetamol during pregnancy affect the behaviour of your offspring?

A new study by the University of Bristol adds to evidence that links potential adverse effects of taking paracetamol during pregnancy

Can taking paracetamol during pregnancy affect the behaviour of your offspring?The research published this month in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in mid-pregnancy and the behaviour of the offspring between the ages of 6 month and 11 years, with memory and IQ tested up until the age of 17. Paracetamol is commonly used to relieve pain during […]

Here’s why being drunk is no excuse for bad behaviour, according to science

Drunken you has the same moral compass. And so you are responsible for your moral and immoral actions, whether you’ve had a few drinks or not

Here’s why being drunk is no excuse for bad behaviour, according to scienceMany of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And then suddenly, the memories vividly resurface Alcohol disinhibits us, making us say and do things that we’d otherwise keep under wraps. People will often drink to gain […]

Facts about human brain, behaviour and self-esteem that you didn’t know

Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that we take for granted

Facts about human brain, behaviour and self-esteem that you didn’t knowThere are hundreds of surprising, perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that come from neuroscience. Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that we take for granted. Here are a few to give a flavour: Perceptual reality is entirely […]

Here is a scientific guide to identify serial killers amongst us

Dr Helen Morrison, a Chicago-based forensic psychiatrist, has studied and interviewed 135 serial killers. She has found shocking similarities, and believes a chromosome abnormality is a likely trigger

Here is a scientific guide to identify serial killers amongst usTelevision shows like “Dexter” and “The Following” have given us a terrifying glimpse into the criminal mind of serial killers. We often catch ourselves asking, “Why do they kill?” “How do they pick their victims?” and “Why can’t they control their impulse to kill?” To answer these questions, Best Counselling Degrees has developed “The Brain […]

Human memory can recognise 5,000 faces on average, find researchers

We are exposed to an overwhelming number of human faces every day including regular people in our lives as well as celebrities. But how many such faces can one person remember and recall? Study participants were asked to recall and recognise faces, both from their personal lives as well as popular media

Human memory can recognise 5,000 faces on average, find researchersOn average, possibly somewhere around 5,000, according to researchers from the University of York, England. The findings of their study were published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on October 09 “Our study focused on the number of faces people actually know– we haven’t yet found a limit on how many faces the brain […]

Using Tinder despite being committed interlinked with dark personality traits

In a new study from Erasmus University Rotterdam, people who used Tinder when in a committed relationship were found to score higher on traits like psychopathy and lower on traits like agreeableness

Using Tinder despite being committed interlinked with dark personality traitsThe study titled ‘Why are you cheating on tinder? Exploring users’ motives and (dark) personality traits’ was published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour. The researcher team surveyed nearly 1,500 users of the dating app who were asked questions about their motives for using the app and their experiences with it. More than 300 […]

Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviour

The study revealed women who had severe but not persistent depression were about twice as likely to have kids with behaviour problems as compared to women without depression symptoms

Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviourWomen whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behaviour problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests. The majority of the nearly 10,000 mothers who participated in the research did […]

Domestic violence can impact your child’s mental health

Most of us today, may not have heard about cases of domestic violence apart from those that our house maids may be telling us about. If you think it is a rural problem that didn’t really exist in our urban set up, you are probably wrong

Domestic violence can impact your child’s mental healthAn individual named, Shweta Rajesh Shah who is a surface print textile designer from Mumbai will host an open-for-all event at Bandra-Kurla Complex on Saturday, Dec 23 in order to educate audiences about domestic violence by holding panel discussions, talks and plays. The WHO multi-country study on women’s health estimated that 15–71% of women had even been […]

Pune police fights for cyber security

Lack of awareness is hampering the process to control cases about cyber bullying, was the fact underlined by the experts from child psychology and cyber psychology, during panel discussion at Pune. A special panel discussion was organized on Saturday at Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar

Pune police fights for cyber securityCyber-bullying is a real problem in today’s day and age. Understanding the problem, a special panel discussion was organised on Saturday as Pune Police Initiative #WeFightCC (We Fight Cyber Crime) at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan in Fatima Nagar. Dr Bhooshan Shukla, child psychologist, speaking during the discussion, said like all addictions, a kid getting restless […]