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Friends, strangers govern mode of speech


September 12th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 12 (IANS) When people talk to close friends or partners, they talk differently than when they address a physician or a stranger. But these differences in speech are ... Read more...

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Sleep disorder doubles cancer risk


September 5th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Sleep apnoea, linked with snoring and dangerous pauses in breathing, could almost double the risk of fatal cancer risk as those who sleep soundly, says a ... Read more...

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Student commits suicide for uncontrollable blushing


July 13th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) A 20-year-old student in the US killed himself after suffering with uncontrollable blushing for years, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.Brandon Thomas, a University of Washington student, ... Read more...

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1,000-day performance milestone reached by BrainGate system


March 25th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): An implanted brain chip has allowed a woman with tetraplegia to accurately control a computer cursor through neural activity alone more than 1,000 days after the device was ... Read more...

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Now, paralysed people can play music just by thinking about it!


March 19th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Scientists have conducted a trial of a brain-computer interface that allows paralysed patients to play music with brainpower alone.In the trial, a pianist played a series of notes, ... Read more...

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‘Famine survival gene’ offers clues to cause of obesity


December 16th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Apart from junk food, desk jobs, and inactivity, there is one more thing behind those unwanted pounds - our genome, which has apparently not caught up with the ... Read more...

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Mind Reading Machine: Be wary of what you are thinking!


September 10th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have developed a mind reading machine. They say that they have successfully used electrodes to translate brain waves to words. More work is however required to perfect ... Read more...

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Mind Reading Machine Translates Brain Activity Into Words


September 10th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reading a person’s mind may soon be following in the footsteps of so many ideas which have made their way out of science fiction and into reality. Scientists ... Read more...

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Mind-reading machine can convert thoughts into speech


September 8th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) A mind reading machine has edged closer to reality after scientists found a way of converting thoughts into words. Researchers were able to render brain signals into speech ... Read more...

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‘Mind-reading machine’ converts thoughts into speech


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Researchers from Utah University have managed to convert brain signals of paralyzed people into words."We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain ... Read more...

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Scientists translate brain signals into words


September 7th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Researchers from Utah University have managed to convert brain signals of paralysed people into words, says a new study."We have been able to decode spoken words using only ... Read more...

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New mechanism controls efficacy of marijuana-like substance in brain


August 7th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): A newly discovered molecular mechanism helps control the amount and effectiveness of a substance that mimics an active ingredient in marijuana.However, this substance is produced by the body's ... Read more...

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How gain and loss affect optimistic and pessimistic brains


August 5th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Our belief in whether we would succeed or fail at a given task-and the consequences of winning or losing-directly affects the levels of neural effort put forth in ... Read more...

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Why desire for booze, chocolate increases after being dumped?


July 10th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Romantic brain signals are the reason why people have cravings for booze and chocolate after being dumped, says experts. Adults who had been rejected were shown pictures of past ... Read more...

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Behavioural rewards may mimic effects of medication for ADHD


April 19th, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): With medication and behavioural interventions, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could better maintain attention and self-control by normalising activity in the same brain systems, according to ... Read more...

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Scientists reconstruct 3-D hand motions from brain signals


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has successfully reconstructed 3-D hand movements using brain signals recorded in a non-invasive way.According to the researchers, their study may open new doors for ... Read more...

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Why Huntington’s disease symptoms take so long to appear


February 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new Canadian study has discovered a protective pathway in the brain that could help explain why Huntington's disease (HS) symptoms take so long to appear.HD is hereditary ... Read more...

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Now, a device that turns thoughts into sounds


January 1st, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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Paralysed man successfully controls speech synthesiser with thought


December 16th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): In what could be a revolution in communication for paralysed people, a man with locked-in syndrome has "spoken" three different vowel sounds using a voice synthesiser controlled by ... Read more...

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‘Brain-to-brain communication’ developed


October 15th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Reading minds would soon be possible, thanks to British scientists who have developed a system that creates "brain to brain communication."The system, developed by a team at the ... Read more...

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People can actually communicate via power of thought


October 7th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Telepathy is no longer a myth, for researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that people can communication with each other through the power of thought alone. ... Read more...

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Free will does exist!


September 24th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): A new study has challenged the landmark 1980s experiment that purportedly showed that free will doesn't exist.In 1983, neuroscientist Benjamin Libet asked volunteers wearing scalp electrodes to flex ... Read more...

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Humans will be immortal in 20 years, says leading scientist


September 24th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): American scientist Ray Kurzweil, dubbed the smartest futurist on Earth by Bill Gates, believes that today's 60-year-olds could go on to live forever.The 61-year-old American elaborated that technology ... Read more...

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Brain can develop memory to control prosthetic devices


July 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) "Practice makes a man perfect" is the fundamental principle followed while struggling to learn a new motor skill -- be it riding a bike or developing a killer ... Read more...

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Sleep-related breathing disorders linked to irregular heartbeats


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian origin scientist has revealed that sleep-related breathing disorders can lead to serious cardiovascular problems in older adults.Dr Reena Mehra, of Case ... Read more...

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Now, computers can decode letters from brain signals


June 13th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed new brain-computer interfaces that "translate" what a person is thinking into words or actions.For their study, researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands performed ... Read more...

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Past experiences do come in handy while making complex decisions


May 14th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Past experiences do come in handy when people have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information, according to a study.Funded by the Biotechnology and ... Read more...

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Experience vital for complex decision-making


May 14th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Experience is vital when we have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information, a new study has found. "Learning from experience actually rewires our brains ... Read more...

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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...

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Faulty brain signals behind schizophrenia


March 4th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Schizophrenia could be caused by faulty signaling in the brain, claim scientists, who found that 49 genes work differently in the brains of patients with the condition.Many ... Read more...

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Cancer-sniffing artificial noses on the anvil


February 28th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Duke University researchers are decoding the way peoples noses recognize scents a development that will lay the groundwork for a future of cancer-sniffing artificial noses.In an experiment, ... Read more...

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Your brain does disconnect when youre bored


December 11th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): While carrying out boring tasks, your mind does not wander it simply disconnects suggests a new study.After scanning the brains of people carrying out repetitive tasks that ... Read more...

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Deep brain mapping to isolate evidence of Gulf War syndrome


November 20th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Researchers are pioneering use of spatial statistical modelling to analyse brain scan data from military veterans, aiming to pinpoint brain areas affected by Gulf War Syndrome.Richard Gunst, Wayne ... Read more...

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Brain implants may restore mobility in stroke patients with partial paralysis


November 12th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists suggest that neuroprosthetic brain implants may help stroke patients to overcome partial paralysis.The researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that implants ... Read more...

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