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Psychopaths tend to have poor olfactory sense


September 21st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) People with psychopathic tendencies seem to have a poor sense of smell, which points to inefficient processing in the brain's front part, says a study.Psychopathy covers ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s sabotages brain wiring?


September 19th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study.Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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Sounds, smells help people learn while asleep?


August 27th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 27 (IANS) People can pick up new information with the help of specific sounds and smells, even while asleep, says an Israeli study.For instance, if certain odours ... Read more...

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Books are tonic for the brain


August 26th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Reading is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic ... Read more...

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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... 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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Fat can affect brain’s perception of flavour: Study


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Fat can reduce activity in several brain areas responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward, says the first ever study on the subject.The research, carried out ... Read more...

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Financial loss can cause irrational behaviour - and more


June 14th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 14 (IANS) Financial loss can lead to irrational behaviour but its effects go even deeper, affecting our grasp of the true situation, says a study. The findings ... Read more...

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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulse therapy may help treat depression: Study


May 10th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) A non-invasive and drug-free magnetic therapy could help thousands of people - doomed to a life of depression - kiss their blues away.Results from tests on ... Read more...

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Power is as addictive as cocaine, says expert


April 29th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) More than a hundred years after noted British historian Baron John Acton coined the phrase "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely", a scientist ... Read more...

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Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.Scientists have speculated for years that the human brain ... Read more...

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Brain imaging shows caregiving impulse


March 18th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Adults who care for babies show up as distinct patterns in their brains while viewing the image of a baby's face, according to new research. ... Read more...

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Poor brain connectivity behind many faces of depression


February 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Brain connectivity may be behind many faces of depression such as anxiety, poor attention and concentration and disturbed sleep, says a report.This is what University of ... Read more...

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Dead brain cells erode memory


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says. "The new aspect ... 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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Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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A fishy diet could stave off Alzheimer’s risk


December 1st, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) People eating a fishy meal are likely to improve their brain health and stave off the risk of Alzheimer's disease. "This is the first study to ... Read more...

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Brain cell growth during adolescence key to sociability


October 7th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The growth of brain cells during adolescence is the key to sociability, which produces an opposite effect when impaired or blocked, new research says.Mice shunned the ... 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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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?


July 31st, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever ... 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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Brain waves can foretell future actions


July 1st, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The action a person is planning can now be foretold moments before it is executed, claim researchers."This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of ... Read more...

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Laughter lights up our faces, brains


June 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Our brains as well as our faces virtually 'light up', especially when we laugh on hearing or seeing something funny. The more hilarious a joke is, ... Read more...

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Blind can develop bat-like sonar to see


May 26th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Blind people can develop 'sonar', learning to navigate like bats by 'seeing' objects from sounds reflected off them.Some become so skillful at listening to the returning ... Read more...

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Here’s how our brains recognise improvisations


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 04 (ANI): Wondering how a listener's brain recognise if an unknown melody played by a pianist without reading from a musical score melody is improvised or memorized? Here is the ... Read more...

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Recreational Ecstasy use linked to loss of brain efficiency


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The efficiency of Ecstasy - the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth - as a potential therapeutic for post-traumatic stress disorder has been ... 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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New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... Read more...

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Why observing others’ flaws hurt us?


April 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have explained why individuals observing others' flaws and norm transgressions experience vicarious embarrassment regardless of whether the person observed realizes their flaw or ... Read more...

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People with thin brain structure ‘at greater risk for Alzheimer’s’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers from Rush University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that, among individuals in whom specific brain structures were thinnest, the risk of developing Alzheimer's was ... Read more...

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Diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may help treat addiction


April 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Two recent studies have suggested that diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may play roles in the treatment of nicotine and alcohol addiction by acting in the brain.Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are ... Read more...

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional info


April 6th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how drugs like marijuana affect the way the brain processes emotional information.Drugs act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the ... Read more...

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Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

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Brain’s stunted growth behind teen misbehaviour


April 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Teenaged children who misbehave have stunted growth in brain areas that deal with emotions, especially fear and the ability to feel the pain of others.Their anti-social ... Read more...

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