brain processes

Found! Cells that drive brain’s adaptability


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 2 (IANS) Glia cells, derived from the Greek word for glue, hold the brain's neurons (cells) together and protect the cells that determine our thoughts and behaviours. ... Read more...

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Anxiety-ridden less sensitive to their environment


December 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Dec 21 (IANS) Anxious people have been classified as hypersensitive, but they may actually not be sensitive enough, reveals a study. Tahl Frenkel, doctoral candidate in Tel Aviv ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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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...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

How meditation reduces pain


April 6th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new research has shown that meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain."This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over an hour of meditation reduces pain


April 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) A little over an hour of meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, a new study shows."This is the first study to show that only ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

Mind control over computers may soon be possible


October 28th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that it is possible to manipulate complex visual images on a computer screen using only the mind.The study found that when research subjects ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Early life stress has lasting effects on gene vital to normal brain function


September 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): A new animal study has suggested that early life stress, such as an extreme lack of parental affection, has lasting effects on a gene important to normal brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vampire books like ‘Twilight’ may be affecting teens’ minds


September 19th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): In some unfamiliar ways, vampire books like 'Twilight' may be altering the teenage mind, scientists have revealed."We don't know exactly how literature affects the brain, but we know ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

For embarrassing memory lapses blame your neurons


July 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A specific part of our brain processes information about human and animal faces and is responsible for how we recognize them and interpret facial expressions. Now, Israeli researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain restores its energy during sleep


June 30th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Your brain tends to restore its energy in the initial hours of sleep, so that it can use it while you are awake, according to a study.In the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Songbirds learn while asleep


June 17th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Zebra finches learn their songs early in life even while asleep -- similar to the way children learn how to speak, research significant to our understanding of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No link between dyslexia and lack of musical ability


April 9th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists in Belgium have found no link between dyslexia and a lack of musical ability.What's more, the scientists say, attempts to treat dyslexia with music therapy are unwarranted.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes determine our face recognition ability


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Our genes determine our ability to recognise faces, according to a study at UCL (University College London).In the study, scientists found that identical twins were twice as similar ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Saying sorry goes down best through the right ear


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): The next time you say sorry to a person, please speak into his or her's right ear because apologies go down best through right ear, a study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Addiction meds may help treat gamblers


December 11th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): It is possible to treat pathological gambling with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions, says a new study.University of Minnesota researchers found positive outcomes in gamblers treated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blood lead levels linked to depression, panic disorder


December 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that young adults with higher blood lead levels are more likely to have depression and panic disorders, even if they have exposure to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Future robots could have fingertips more sensitive than ours


October 26th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, October 26 (ANI): Thanks to research being carried out by Scottish scientists, robots of the future could have fingertips more sensitive than those of humans.According to a report in The Scotsman, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain processes language


October 16th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Using a rare procedure, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have revealed how language is processed in the brain.The feat is a significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Are psychosis, creativity two sides of the same coin?


September 29th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) History is teeming with examples of great artists and men who acted in peculiar ways, signifying either madness or sheer brilliance. In an attempt to understand whether psychosis ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Genetic link between psychosis and creativity revealed


September 29th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 29 (ANI): A new study seems to have established a link between psychosis and creativity.Szabolcs Keri, a psychiatrist at Semmelweis University in Hungary, focused his research on neuregulin 1, ... Read more...

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How illusions of magician’s vanishing acts occur


September 28th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 28 (ANI): Scottish scientists have thrown light on what helps some magicians perform disappearing acts, revealing that illusions occur when blind spots prevent the eyes from seeing changes before them.Experts ... Read more...

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Girls who go to single-sex schools find ‘girly’ guys more attractive


August 28th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Studying in single-sex schools can have a significant impact on who you find attractive, claims a new study.The study suggests that female students surrounded every day by girls ... Read more...

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Scientists identify brain’s centre for perceiving 3-D motion


July 22nd, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Using specially developed computer displays and an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) machine to scan the brain, neuroscientists have pinpointed where and how the brain processes 3-D motion.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we are such experts at recognising faces


June 17th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that humans' expertise in recognising faces may be attributed to their tendency to see people and faces as individuals.Vanderbilt University researchers, who led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sex hormone also decides how how well we hear


May 6th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Oestrogen, a sex hormone, also has a vital bearing on how our brain processes sounds, according to a new discovery. The findings show for the first time that a ... Read more...

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Sex hormone oestrogen controls sound processing in the brain


May 6th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): University of Rochester scientists in New York have found that sex hormone oestrogen controls how the brain processes sounds.This is the first time that any study has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain cells need to maintain right rhythms for proper functioning


April 27th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Two studies at Stanford University have revealed that brain cells need to follow specific rhythms for proper brain functioning.Such rhythms are apparently not working in tandem in diseases ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

You owe your intelligence to your parents


March 18th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A new kind of brain-imaging scanner has shown that intelligence is strongly influenced by the quality of the brain's axons, or wiring that sends signals throughout the brain. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brain study reveals how exercise may help one quit smoking


February 11th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Physical exercise triggers brain activity that may help reduce craving for cigarettes. For the first time, researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to investigate how the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain’s role in producing vision demystified


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 2 (IANS) A remarkable 'mind reading' technique has enabled researchers to find out how the brain combines perceptions of colour and motion, a process much more integrative than previously thought. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now, software that can reproduce images in dreams on screen


December 11th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 11 (ANI): Japanese scientists have created a device that may one day make thoughts and dreams during the sleep appear on a computer screen. Those behind the technology have revealed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why tennis referees mistakenly call more balls ”out” than ”in”


October 28th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Tennis referees are very likely to make mistakes when they call balls "out" than when they call them "in", mainly because of the inherent bias in people ... Read more...

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