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News tag: communication


Sniffing own hand after shaking other’s enhances communication

6 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Humans have a rather peculiar habit of sniffing their hands twice as much after a handshake, a new study claims. The extra shakes help us pick up chemical signals about other people, the study explains. The number of seconds the subjects spent sniffing their own right hand more than doubled…


Parent-children bond stronger with use of modern communication

29 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Texting their parents or using Facebook to get in touch might actually help children mentain a close relationship with their folks. The findings, reported by the researchers from the University of Kansas, might be puzzling to most  parents, who are generally reticent to new technologies. Experts agree that the lack…


Smartphone app detects early sign of depression

22 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
We are familiar with phone apps that measure a person’s activity and health indicators. Sensors inside the device can count the number of steps a person takes, determining the walking speed. A new app called StudentLife, however, can determine the mental health of a person, according to Dartmouth College researchers,…