brain functions

Music helps children improve listening, learning


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) A little music training in childhood can help improve brain functions in adulthood, especially the complex processing of sound involving listening and learning."Based on what we ... Read more...

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Obesity linked to sleep loss and food choices


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Loss of sleep impairs brain regions where food choices are made, possibly helping explain the linkage between sleep loss and obesity. A group of healthy adults ... Read more...

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Our brain can tell real face from imitations


January 10th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Both the right and the left sides of the brain work together to tell a real face from a facial imitation, says a study co-authored by ... Read more...

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MIT geeks build chip to mimic brain cell


November 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Scientists have long aspired to build computer systems that could replicate our brain's potential for learning new tasks. MIT researchers have now edged closer to that ... Read more...

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Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

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Why you recognise someone, but can’t name him


August 5th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) You recognise someone and greet him with a warm smile but since you have forgotten his name, you are unable to connect. It could be because ... Read more...

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How well our brain functions is based on our family’s genes


March 4th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): A new study, led by University of Melbourne, has shown that how well our brain functions is largely based on our family's genetic makeup.The study provides the first ... Read more...

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New finding may have implications for schizophrenia, autism


February 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A surprising mechanism that controls brain formation has been unveiled by a study from The Scripps Research Institute.The findings have implications for understanding a host of diseases, including ... Read more...

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Omega-3 deficiency may explain depressive behaviours


January 31st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A new study has said that dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid may explain deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and emotional behaviours.These fatty acids are "essential" lipids because ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee could make your smarter


December 9th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

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Coffee with sugar activates attentiveness, memory


November 28th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A cup of coffee activates attentiveness and memory if it is taken with sugar. University of Barcelona scientists found that taking caffeine and sugar together boosts the brain's ... Read more...

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Sugar-sweetened coffee ‘boosts memory, attention span’


November 27th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead, say scientists.Researchers at the University of Barcelona in Spain found that taking ... Read more...

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Obstructive sleep apnea may shrink brain’s gray matter


November 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and ... Read more...

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Brain gym ‘cuts chances of crashes by 50pc’ in elderly drivers


November 11th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Elderly people who take brain training sessions avoid the risk of car collision by half in comparison to their untrained fellows.Though the training didn't directly relate to driving ... Read more...

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Study suggests it is easier to rewire younger brains


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that it is easier to rewire the brain in the early stages of life, however, in the later stages; it is difficult, but ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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White Noise Boosts The Attention Of Inattentive Students


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar, Oct 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some researchers have scientifically proved that White Noise is an effective way to boost attention and memories of inattentive children. Behavioral and Brain Functions, a journal ... Read more...

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White noise sessions in class improves learning in kids


September 29th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Playing white noise in class can boost memory in inattentive kids, says a new study.Researchers tested the effect of the meaningless random noise on a group of 51 ... Read more...

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Drunk Pilot Pulled From Plane By Dutch Police


September 18th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 18, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Recently, an American Airlines Flight to Cancun, Mexico, was delayed because the pilot was inebriated. The drunken pilot was pulled from the plane by ... Read more...

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Tranquil scenes helps the brain work harmoniously


September 16th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Gazing at a tranquil sea or a secluded beach can positively impact the human brain. Scenes comprising natural features cause distinct brain areas to become "connected" with one another ... Read more...

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Neurons could inspire next generation of computers


July 24th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists are studying the way nerve cells communicate - a step that could inspire the next generation of computers.Computer scientist Dr Thomas Wennekers from the University of Plymouth ... Read more...

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Music therapy benefits stroke patients


July 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): It's long been known that listening to music can reduce stress, and now a new research has claimed that it can help improve movement in stroke patients.Music therapists ... Read more...

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Music can helps stroke victims walk


July 6th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Music therapy can help stroke victims walk again as well as play a wider role in recovery from brain injury. Music therapy is a technique that stimulates brain functions ... Read more...

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Mechanism that prepares newborn’s brain for information processing found


May 15th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A mechanism in the memory centre of newborn that adjusts the maturation of the brain for the information processing required later in life has been found by researchers ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia genes linked to brain signalling


May 11th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Genetics researchers analysed the genomes of patients with schizophrenia and found numerous copy number variations-deletions or duplications of DNA sequences-that increase the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease.Significantly, ... Read more...

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Nicotine increases memory function


May 8th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): It is already known that nicotine enhances our ability to think, perform and take tests. Now, according to scientists, it increases our memory function, too.Up to now, results ... Read more...

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Study shed new light on adolescents’ risk-taking behaviour


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A common approach to curb drug use and other risk-taking behaviour among adolescents won't reap any benefits, says a new study.Studies have suggested that increased risk-taking in adolescence ... Read more...

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Soon, a single jab to cure phobias


March 24th, 2010 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) Researchers from University of Hiroshima have found a novel way to cure fears. They said that injecting a common local anaesthetic directly into the brain may cure fears. The ... Read more...

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Smoking may impair women’s cognition


March 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) Men and women with a history of alcohol abuse may not see long-term negative effects on their memory and thinking but female smokers do, a new study suggests. In ... Read more...

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‘Rose-colored glasses’ associated with less frontal lobe use


January 9th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A University of Texas at Austin researcher says the less a person uses his brain's frontal lobes, the more he sees himself through rose-colored glasses.The expert's finding has ... Read more...

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Scientists zap unruly brain cells with yellow, blue light


January 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Opening up new ways of understanding brain disorders, neuroscientists have developed a new class of tools to zap unruly brain activity with blue or yellow light. These tools, ... Read more...

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Yellow and blue lights may harbour chronic brain disorder cure


January 7th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): A powerful new class of tools, developed by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could reversibly shut down brain activity by using different colours of light.When targeted ... Read more...

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Social service can improve older adults’ brain functions


December 16th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new study has found that participating in social service activities can significantly improve brain functions of older adults.The research team from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public ... Read more...

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Cholesterol crucial to brain development


October 3rd, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): Swedish researchers have shown that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for the formation of brain cells by conducting experiments on mice.Professor Ernest Arenas, from the medical ... Read more...

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