03 Jun '11, 10pm

DTN Singapore: Red colour increases speed and strength of reactions: WASHINGTON - WHEN humans see red, their rea...

DTN Singapore: Red colour increases speed and strength of reactions: WASHINGTON - WHEN humans see red, their rea...

When humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful, according to a new study published this week in the US bimonthly journal Emotion. -- PHOTO: NP WASHINGTON - WHEN humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful, according to a new study published this week in the US bimonthly journal Emotion. The findings may have applications for sporting and other activities in which a brief burst of strength and speed is needed, such as weightlifting. But the authors caution that the colour energy boost is likely short-lived. The study measured the reactions of students in two experiments. In the first, 30 fourth-through-10th graders pinched and held open a metal clasp. Right before doing so, they read aloud their participant number written in either red or grey crayon. In the second experiment, 46 undergraduates squeezed a handgrip with the...

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Singapore Rolls Out the Red Carpet

sinema.sg 08 Jun '11, 2pm

Singapore wants to join the major international film festival circuit. With the launch of ScreenSingapore, which runs thro...

Red Cross reopens Haiti cholera centre

Red Cross reopens Haiti cholera centre

straitstimes.com 02 Jun '11, 12pm

The Red Cross has reopened a cholera treatment centre near Port-au-Prince to fight a resurgence of a disease that killed t...