areas of the brain

‘Left brain crucial for music-linked emotions’


June 4th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 4 (IANS) Language-based areas of the brain, primarily on the left, are important for extracting emotional meaning from music, says a new study.Our emotions and feelings are typically ... Read more...

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Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Anxiety helps people sniff out danger


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Anxiety heightens the sense of smell in people when it comes to sniffing out a threat or danger, a study says.The sense of smell is an ... Read more...

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A few pegs can produce sense of euphoria


January 16th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Drinking alcohol releases endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of euphoria.Endorphins are compounds produced naturally in the brain, triggered by exercise, consumption of ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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Brains of maltreated kids, combatants aware of dangers


December 6th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The brains of children exposed to family violence and soldiers in combat zones show an acute awareness of dangers. Research suggests that they may have adapted ... Read more...

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Eating fish powers brain


October 25th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Eating fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, boosts blood flow to the brain and improves its performance.New research shows it can also quicken reaction ... Read more...

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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time


September 7th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste ... Read more...

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Morality influenced by evolving brain


May 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A person's evolving brain circuitry may play a key role in his changing moral perceptions over the years. For instance, people may consider telling lies as ... Read more...

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Music therapy for disabled children, and parents too


May 9th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Disabled children and their parents are likely to benefit from music therapy sessions, which can improve social, motor and communication skills. Kate Williams of Queensland University ... Read more...

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Electrical oscillations key for storing info in brain


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information ... Read more...

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Prairie voles’ social bonding offers hopes for new autism therapies


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30(ANI): The process by which prairie voles learn to bond with their mate are offering researchers at the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience (CTSN) at Emory University a useful tool ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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Mindfulness meditation makes people act more rationally


April 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that sustained training in mindfulness meditation may impact distinct domains of human decision-making, enabling them to make decisions rationally.Ulrich Kirk, research assistant professor ... Read more...

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Running electricity through one’s scalp can improve video game skills


April 20th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 20 (ANI): Scientist has discovered that running electricity through the scalp can sharpen one's mind and improve video game skills.In a study funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Project ... Read more...

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Inability to detect sarcasm, lies may be early sign of dementia


April 16th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A study has found that the inability to detect sarcasm or lies may be an early sign of dementia.A group of scientists at the University of California, San ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Neural activity linked to food addiction identified


April 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new study has found that people with an addictive-like eating behaviour have greater neural activity in certain regions of the brain similar to substance dependence, including elevated ... Read more...

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‘Cot deaths’ linked to poor control of breathing and swallowing


April 1st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Macquarie University in Sydney are one step closer to unearthing mysteries of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as 'cot death'.They found that it ... Read more...

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Non-invasive brain stimulation ‘improves swallowing ability post stroke’


March 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a pilot study, researchers found that stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did ... Read more...

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Improving brain plasticity could delay Alzheimer’s onset in elderly


March 24th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Elderly subjects at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease may now be able to delay the onset of their first symptoms by improving brain plasticity.The human brain loses 5 ... Read more...

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New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... Read more...

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Henry Higgins was born with ability to correct Fair Lady Eliza’s accent


March 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Henry Higgins was born with the ability to correct My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle's accent, suggests a new study.The new research, therefore, suggests that a person's ability to ... Read more...

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Lambs offer clues to why kids born to obese mums are fat


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Lambs are helping researchers understand why babies born to obese mothers are more likely to become fat.A team from the universities of Wyoming and Texas found a ... Read more...

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Regrowth of key brain cells linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors


March 11th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Hong Kong researchers have reviewed the causes and impacts of neurogenesis.The two studies have linked the regrowth of key adult brain cells (neurogenesis) in two critical areas of ... Read more...

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How we combine faces and voices to recognise people


March 10th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has explained how we combine faces and voices to recognise people.Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognise people. Faces and voices are ... Read more...

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Text messaging helps smokers kick the butt


March 9th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): A pair of related studies on smoking cessation have isolated the brain regions most active in controlling urges to smoke and demonstrated the effectiveness of text-messaging to measure ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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Mums, not dads, pass on Alzheimer’s risk: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): A new study has suggested that a person is more likely to inherit Alzheimer's disease from his/her mother than his/her father.In general, people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

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Life of crime begins at 3 for some kids, say scientists


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the seeds of criminal and anti-social behaviour can be found in children as young as three.Prof Adrian Raine, a British criminologist, argued that abnormal ... Read more...

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Mediation boosts brain health - and just in a few months


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has found that regular meditation can boost brain health and results begin to show in just a few months.The researchers ... Read more...

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Brain pacemakers may help fight depression: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain pacemakers are already being used to treat Parkinson's disease patients. Now, a new study has suggested that this deep brain stimulation technique could effectively help in the ... Read more...

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How the brain’s use of fatty acids is linked to obesity


January 5th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have established a link between how lipid sensing and metabolism in the brain relate to the regulation of energy balance and body weight.Hong Wang of University ... Read more...

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