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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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Brain protects sense of smell when blocked


August 13th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Once our nostrils become free of stuffy summer colds or mould allergy, our brains work overtime to keep our olfactory sense as sharp as ever, compensating ... 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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‘Drug from lizard saliva reduces food craving’


May 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) A drug derived from the saliva of a monster lizard reduces the craving for food, including chocolate, said researchers after testing it successfully on rats. An ... Read more...

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Depression shows altered brain activity


April 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) People in the throes of depression tend to repeatedly dwell on negative thoughts or memories, showing different patterns of brain activity as compared to healthy individuals.Some ... Read more...

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Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke


March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... 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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Autism begins to show up in 6-month-old babies


February 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Autism first begins to show up as a significant difference in the brains of six-month-old babies and develops as they age, as compared to babies who ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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Violent video games affect emotional control


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Playing violent video games even for a week could alter brain regions bearing on cognitive function and emotional control in young male adults, reveals a study.These ... Read more...

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Magnets can help stroke patients speak


November 16th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 16 (IANS) Stimulating the brain with magnets is likely to improve the language skills of stroke survivors.Researchers led by Caroline Barwood from the University of Queensland's School of ... Read more...

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Shining bright light into ear banishes winter blues


November 10th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) The days are turning shorter and darker and the nights longer as the winter looms, bringing on the dreaded blues, a major symptom of Seasonal Affective ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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How ads seduce you


September 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Ever wondered how that enticing, full page ad in the magazine made you buy a huge flat screen TV against your better judgement?Ads brainwash you in ... Read more...

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Tickling brain part boosts memory cells


September 21st, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Electrically tickling a specific brain part stimulates production of new cells that enhance memory and cognition, says a new Canadian research."DBS (deep brain stimulation) has been ... Read more...

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Feel-good transmitter levels in brain determine anger


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Fluctuating levels of serotonin, which may be triggered by abstaining from food or being stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to manage anger, a study ... 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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Binge drinking affects female teens negatively


July 17th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 17 (IANS) Female teens may be particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of binge drinking.Heavy alcohol use has been linked with diminishing mental processes among both adults and ... Read more...

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Genes blamed for gay tendencies


July 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Boys will be boys and engage in more 'rough and tumble' play than girls. But a new study blames a set of genes for one's gay ... 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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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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Brain regions can briefly go ‘off-line’ even while awake, causing errors


April 28th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that some nerve cells in a sleep-deprived yet awake brain can briefly go 'off-line' into a sleep-like state, while the ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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Brain imaging demonstrates that former smokers have greater willpower


April 27th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): A study has found that former smokers have greater willpower than current smokers and non-smokers.The study by researchers from Trinity College and the Research Institute for a Tobacco ... Read more...

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Meditation helps decrease stress, suppress info overload


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Mindfulness meditation helps regulate a vital brain wave called the alpha rhythm which suppresses information overload and improves memory, besides easing pain. It involves focusing ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding linked to stronger maternal response to infant’s cry


April 21st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): A new study has found that mothers who feed their babies breast milk exclusively, as opposed to formula, are more likely to bond emotionally with their child during ... Read more...

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Not able to detect lies may be sign of dementia


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Getting the aged to analyse videos of chatting people would show up whether they are able to detect sarcasm and lies and so help diagnose degenerative ... Read more...

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Functional anomalies in brain linked to alcohol-dependence impulsivity


April 16th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): It is already known that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller ... 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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Why some TV programmes are painful to watch


April 14th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): British and German scientists have found out why some TV programmes are almost too painful to watch.They showed that the part of the brain that we use to ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help early detection of Alzheimer’s


April 12th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could help detect Alzheimer's disease (AD) at an early stage, before irreversible damage has occurred.With no known treatment ... Read more...

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Political leanings are hardwired in our brains


April 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 08 (ANI): Wondering why people at opposite ends of the political spectrum often really can't see eye to eye? Here is the answer.A new study has revealed that those differences ... 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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