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Friends, strangers govern mode of speech


September 12th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) When people talk to close friends or partners, they talk differently than when they address a physician or a stranger. But these differences in speech are ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical fosters anxiety


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life tends to foster anxiety by altering gene expression in a brain area which detects and respond ... Read more...

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Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold


August 29th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the ... Read more...

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Discovery may help target Alzheimer’s better


July 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Panic disorders and Alzheimer's can be treated more effectively by targeting a new brain area that specialises in peripheral vision, according to a research.Researchers led by ... Read more...

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Protein key to African rodents long, robust life


May 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The secret of the East African naked mole rat's long, robust life has been unravelled. The revolting looking animal -- bald and wrinkly with worm-like tails ... Read more...

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Genes tied to shrinking brain, Alzheimer’s identified


April 16th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A quartet of genes, identified in the first ever genetic analysis of more than 9,000 people, may speed shrinkage of a brain region involved in making ... Read more...

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Bump on head should not be ignored


April 16th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A bump on your head could lead to a permanent disability or cognitive deficits if not attended in time, says a case study.According to the case ... Read more...

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Brain stimulation boosts problem-solving capacity


March 30th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Stimulating the brain can boost one's ability to solve complex problems, a new study suggests."The results suggest non-invasive brain stimulation could assist people in solving tasks ... Read more...

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Mother’s love triggers bigger brain growth


January 31st, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) School children whose mothers nurtured them lovingly have a larger hippocampus, a key brain area vital for learning, memory and response to stress.Research by the Washington ... Read more...

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Defective cellular battery triggers brain disease


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) A defective mitochondria, which acts as a cellular battery, could be the trigger for a devastating neurodegenerative disease, showing up in toddlers just as they begin ... Read more...

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Scientists pinpoint brain area that manages movement


December 6th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers have pinpointed the brain area that controls our ability to correct our movement after we have been hit or bumped. The fact that humans rapidly ... Read more...

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Computer chip used to make rat blink


September 25th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) In a development that could open the way to reverse the effects of dementia, strokes and other brain injuries, scientists used a computer chip to make ... Read more...

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Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

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Managing people helps develop better brains


September 9th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 9 (IANS) Managing other people at the workplace promotes brain health, protects memory and the learning centre well into old age.University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have ... Read more...

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Decision making area inactive in schizophrenic brains


July 28th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Scientists have identified a brain mechanism that derails decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia -- a mental disorder characterised by a breakdown of thought processes and ... Read more...

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Little babies can make out when you’re sad


July 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Three-month-old babies can recognise human voices and make out when your're sad. A UK study shows that the brain areas devoted to processing speech, develop quicker ... Read more...

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Binge drinking impairs memory of youngsters


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Binge drinking can attack memory even in adults as young as 18 years of age, a Spanish study has found.Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult ... Read more...

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Our sense of justice is built into the brain


May 5th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Our sense of justice is built into the brain, with in-built mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who acts unfairly. In a new study ... Read more...

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Brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger our sense of justice


May 4th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the brain has built-in mechanisms that automatically trigger our sense of justice.In the study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of ... Read more...

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Scientists create synthetic brain cell


April 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time created a synthetic synapse circuit whose behaviour duplicates the function of a brain cell. A synapse is a junction that ... 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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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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Enzyme enhances, erases rat’s long-term memories


March 6th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) A brain enzyme can enhance or erase memory in rats long after it has formed, according to a new study. "Our study is the first to ... Read more...

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In the blind, brain parts used for vision can help understand languages


March 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study claims that in blind people, the parts of brain that are used for processing vision, are recruited for language processing.The find by MIT neuroscientists shows ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘visual reading’ part does not require vision at all: Study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the portion of the brain responsible for visual reading lights up - whether it's a person with sight who is reading, or ... Read more...

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What makes fructose fattening?


February 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): New research at Oregon Health and Science University demonstrates that the brain - which serves as a master control for body weight - reacts differently to fructose compared ... Read more...

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How the brain learns from mistakes


February 9th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): University of Basel scientists have identified a protein that plays a major role in forming the right kind of connections in the rapidly growing brain of newborn mammals.The ... Read more...

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Brain area critical for forming unconscious memories identified


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found that a small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming ... Read more...

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Small brain area decides how we see the world


December 7th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 7 (IANS) A small part of our brain actually decides how we view the world, says a new study.The primary visual cortex, the area at the back responsible for ... Read more...

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How we see the world around us depends on our brain’s architecture


December 6th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): It's a known idea that each of us perceives the world around us in a unique manner, and now a new study explains that this difference in perception ... Read more...

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How animals handle fear to obtain food


November 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Like humans, animals too are capable of making instinctive safety decisions and judge when is it safe to move out of their safety zones to get food, suggests ... Read more...

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Newborns can also daydream


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) Babies come into the world with brains capable of daydreaming and introspection.Researchers made the discovery after scanning the brains of 70 babies.It had been thought that 'resting state ... Read more...

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Brain neurons ‘trigger chain reaction like a cascade of falling dominos’


October 26th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Scientists at MIT have identified a "chain reaction" of brain activity that appears to control the timing of a bird song, saying that neurons in brain fire a ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘clock protein’ that regulates circadian rhythms


October 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates the rhythms of daily behaviour, which may have impact on activity and sleep patterns in Parkinson's disease.Concordia ... Read more...

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Gene therapy to brain may treat major depression


October 21st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have said that animal and human data suggest gene therapy to the brain may be able to treat patients with ... Read more...

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