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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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Blame muscle fatigue on your brain


December 6th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Your are so overcome with fatigue and aching muscles after running 15 laps that you just want to lie down and rest. Blame a brain mechanism ... 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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Flashing brain with light can erase fear


March 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Suffering from panic attacks and anxiety? Help may be at hand as researchers have pinpointed a brain mechanism that makes individuals fearless.The condition can severely damage ... Read more...

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Naturally occurring brain mechanism ups Parkinson’s understanding


February 12th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A University of South Florida study has suggested that targeting the neuroinflammatory causes Parkinson's disease with a brain chemical signal may lead to better understanding of the disease ... Read more...

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‘They all look alike’ effect is down to the brain


November 5th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of psychologists at the University of Glasgow, UK, has finally found why people so often have trouble telling those of a different race apart.They have identified ... Read more...

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Brain mechanism linked to relapse after cocaine withdrawal discovered


September 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): New research has uncovered a specific neural mechanism in the brain that may be linked to persistent drug-seeking behaviour - a find that could aid development of new ... Read more...

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‘Life of Brian’ mechanism in human brains discovered


August 8th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): Neurologists have discovered what might be described as a 'Life of Brian' brain mechanism that encourages us to look on the bright side of life - even when ... Read more...

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Brain mechanism offers insight into alcohol cravings and relapse


March 11th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): US researchers have provided an insight into the molecular mechanisms associated with addiction and relapse.Published by Cell Press in the March 11 issue of the journal Neuron, ... Read more...

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Why dyslexic kids face difficulties in distinguishing speech from noise


November 12th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed why children with dyslexia often have difficulty hearing someone talk in a noisy room.It has shown that dyslexic kids have a deficit in ... Read more...

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New discovery to pave way for novel treatments of alcohol dependence


July 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a brain mechanism linked with alcohol addiction that involves the stomach hormone ghrelin, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for addictions like alcohol ... Read more...

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Monkeys, humans use common brain mechanism to recognize faces


June 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have shown for the first time that rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily. ... Read more...

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Brain mechanism behind confidence while making choices unravelled


May 8th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): People tend to judge their confidence while making choices several times a day, and now researchers have uncovered the biological mechanisms behind the belief that a choice is ... Read more...

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Parrots can not only mimic humans, but groove too


May 1st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Parrots which can mimic voices can also groove as well as their human counterparts, implying an evolutionary link between the two capacities, a new study has found. The study ... Read more...

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Birds can dance just as rhythmically as humans


May 1st, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Humans aren't the only ones who can groove to a beat, birds too can bob their heads, tap their feet and sway their bodies in time to music, ... Read more...

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Scientists using computer-based artificial intelligence to understand how we see


February 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 16 (ANI): British researchers have for the first time used computer-based artificial intelligence to create previously unseen types of pictures, with a view to understanding the abilities of the ... Read more...

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Mechanism that switches off traumatic response to bad memories identified


July 31st, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Researchers from University of California - Irvine and the University of Muenster in Germany have identified the brain mechanism that switches off traumatic feelings associated with bad ... Read more...

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Now it’s possible to reduce trauma from bad memories


July 31st, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that switches off traumatic feelings and could help develop drugs to treat panic disorders. Scientists from Universities of California (UC) and Muenster ... Read more...

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Recognizing someone’s name but not placing them is all in your brain


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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