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Brain doesn’t allow math, memory to mix


September 4th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have ... 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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Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Memory training can overcome forgetfulness


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) If you can't recall where you have placed your car keys or reading glasses, chances are that memory training could help. Memory training can even re-engage ... Read more...

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Genes drive gender specific behaviours in parenting, sex


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Men and women tend to behave differently, especially when it comes to sex and parenting, thanks to the role their genes and sex hormones play.New evidence ... Read more...

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Head patch can monitor strokes better


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A head patch worn on the brow has been found promising in non-invasively monitoring blood oxygen among stroke patients. This device, known as frontal near-infrared spectroscopy ... Read more...

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Restless legs? There could be brain malfunction


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people suffering from restless legs syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs, have reduced function in an area of the brain ... Read more...

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Violent video games prompt aggressive behaviour


October 13th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Does watching intense gunfights in video games prompt us to act more aggressively in real life?The Norwegian killer is said to have played violent video games ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate brain part linked with embarrassment


April 17th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washinton, April 17 (IANS) With the help of a Karaoke experiment -- recording people belting out an old tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing minus ... Read more...

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Karaoke experiment reveals neurological basis for embarrassment


April 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): A team of scientists conducted a Karaoke experiment to find out what part of the brain is essential for embarrassment.Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and ... Read more...

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Seeing brain activity helps people improve their ability to control thoughts


April 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): University of British Columbia scientists have discovered that real-time brain feedback significantly improves people's ability to control their thoughts and effectively 'train their brains.'Their study is the world's ... Read more...

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Brain helps teens resist peer pressure


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Children can resist peer pressure when they are at their most vulnerable, thanks to their brain that helps check risky behaviour.The findings may give parents a ... Read more...

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Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

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‘Novel treatment for advanced Parkinson’s disease’ found


March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): A new study has indicated that a multi-center gene therapy trial for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease demonstrated reduced symptoms of the progressive movement disorder.The study was designed ... Read more...

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As kids enter teens, their brain ups ability to resist risky behaviour


March 10th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study shows that as children begin entering adolescence, their brain heightens the ability to resist risky behaviour.The study from three West Coast institutions provides scientists with ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on cellular basis of depression


February 24th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified hyperactive cells in a tiny brain structure that may play an important role in depression.The research, conducted in rats, is helping to reveal a ... Read more...

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Cell phone use does affect brain but health consequences unknown


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing use of cell phones is linked to rise in brain glucose metabolism, a marker of brain activity, in the area closest ... Read more...

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Why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study examining the anxious brain during a fear conditioning task has offered insights into why some people may be more or less prone to anxiety disorders. ... Read more...

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Novel approach could benefit stroke victims


February 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Two new studies from Spain provide conclusive evidence that a method developed by Weizmann researchers could accelerate recovery from stroke and head trauma.Much of the devastation of stroke ... Read more...

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Brain scans ‘can predict smokers’ quitting success’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Brain scans will now predict accurately how successful a smoker will be in kicking the butt.A new research from the University of Michigan has suggested that brain scans ... Read more...

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Why teens are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral disorders


January 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over ... Read more...

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Oestrogen patch for sharper memory?


January 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) An oestrogen skin patch could boost memory in post-menopausal women, researchers say.Latest theories suggest that the hormone, which drops during menopause, also has a protective effect on nerve ... Read more...

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New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

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For some, music gives the same high as sex


January 13th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): A new study from the McGill University has revealed that listening to music is just as pleasurable as food, drugs and sex.Listening to music releases dopamine, a ... Read more...

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New discovery may lead to advances in treating anxiety disorders


January 8th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 08 (ANI): UCLA life scientists have discovered what may be a completely unexplored drug target for the treatment of anxiety disorders.Normally, when people or animals experience a frightening event, ... Read more...

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How humans ‘reach for something’ using ‘brain maps’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new study at UC Santa Barbara explains how humans reach out for different things - be it reaching out to a dance partner or a glass of ... Read more...

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Smoking can reduce thickness of the brain


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has found that smoking can reduce the thickness of the human brain.Researchers compared cortical thickness in volunteers, both smokers and never-smokers, who were without medical ... Read more...

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Sleeping with lights on can leave you depressed


November 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Sleeping with the lights on could leave you with a nasty hangover the next day, a study says.Researchers have warned that the glow emitted by a TV or ... Read more...

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Shrinking brain in dementia prompts overeating


November 16th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a shrinkage in the brain is the reason why some people with dementia are compulsive overeaters, paving the way for better diagnosis and new ... Read more...

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Early Alzheimer’s Develops In Critical Brain Region And Then Spreads, Study Reveals


November 5th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A research that was undertaken by a group of American scientists has pointed out that Alzheimer's disease might initially develop in a particular area of the ... 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’s ability to ‘pay attention’ diminishes with age


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that visual attention-the brain's ability to selectively filter unattended or unwanted information from reaching awareness-weakens with age, leaving elder people incapable of sifting ... Read more...

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What prevents zebrafish from biting off more than it can chew?


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists may have found why it is easier for us to spot movement of small objects in our field of vision, than to notice other things.University of California ... Read more...

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‘Gene fix’ to treat depression


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) A shot of genes could help treat severe depression, according to scientists.Anti-depressants don't work for everyone and can cause side-effects from suicide and suicidal thoughts to self-harm, anxiety, ... Read more...

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