brain size

Brain imaging tells how smart you are


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) What factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of their average counterparts? Brain size does matter somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent ... 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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Larger brain size not governed by shrinking gut


November 10th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) It was believed that early humans were able to redirect energy to their brains due to a reduced digestive tract. But primatologists have disproved this, showing ... Read more...

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Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

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20 mn-year-old ape skull found in Uganda (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 2 (IANS) A team of French and Ugandan scientists has discovered a nearly 20 million-year-old ape skull at a fossil site in northeastern Uganda, Xinhua reported Tuesday.The discovery, ... Read more...

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Why some scents drive females into frenzy?


July 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) TV commercials feature a young man set upon by a bunch of frenzied, good looking girls, overpowered by the heady fragrance that he has sprayed himself ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind brain size and shape identified


April 29th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
A team of researchers led by the Yale School of Medicine and three other universities conducted a genetic analysis on one Turkish family and two Pakistani families with offspring born with the ... Read more...

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Study reveals that urban birds have bigger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Seville, April 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study published in the journal Biology Letters says birds that live in urban areas have relatively larger brain-body ratio than their counterparts in rural areas.The ... Read more...

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‘Food hunt makes brains of urban birds larger’


April 28th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Birds living in cities have larger brains because they have to be more resourceful about finding food, says a research. Urban birds have to adapt to ... Read more...

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Birds living in cities have larger brains


April 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): A new study has found that birds living in cities have larger brains while species with smaller brains are found almost exclusively in rural locations.Researchers at Sweden's ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin expert reveals dangers of ballerina body


February 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Natalie Portman is the favourite to win this year's Best Actress Oscar for her role in the movie 'Black Swan'. But an Indian-origin expert has raised concerns surrounding ... Read more...

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Chernobyl birds ‘have 5 percent smaller brains’


February 6th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered that birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5 percent smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering ... Read more...

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Human brain ’shrinking’ since 20,000 yrs ‘making us stupider day by day’


January 1st, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 1 (ANI): A new study has said that the human brain has been shrinking since the last 20,000 years, suggesting that we may be getting dumber day by day."Over the ... Read more...

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‘Facebook feature’ in brain vital to your social life


December 30th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A tiny structure in the human brain that scientists have dubbed 'Facebook feature' may determine a rich and varied social life among humans.Scientists at the Northeastern University ... Read more...

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New Study Claims Dogs are Smarter Than Cats


November 24th, 2010 - 2:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study which was done by the researchers at Oxford University suggests that dogs are smarter than cats, according to the Daily Telegraph of London.The study was ... Read more...

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Study: Dogs are smarter than cats


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of scientists have concluded that contrary to the popular belief, dogs are in fact more intelligent than cats.The study was conducted by researchers from ... Read more...

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Bigger brains make dogs friendlier than cats


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Domestication by humans helped dogs evolve bigger brains making them more friendly than their feline counterparts and other solitary species, say scientists. The reason, they suggest, is that ... Read more...

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It’s official! Dogs are ’smarter than cats’


November 23rd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Oxford University has shown that dogs are cleverer than cats because their friendly character has helped them develop bigger brains.The researchers ... Read more...

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Fetal alcohol exposure linked to a decrease in cognitive performance


October 20th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that exposure to alcohol as a fetus causes difficulties in memory and information processing in children.The findings indicate that visual perception, control of ... Read more...

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Walking at least 6 miles per week ‘can reduce Alzheimer’s risk’


October 14th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Well, go for a stroll then, for a new study suggests that walking at least six miles per week ... Read more...

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Walking helps retain memory in old age


October 14th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Walking at least 10 km per week may protect your brain size and preserve memory in old age, suggests a new study."Brain size shrinks in late adulthood, which ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

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Physically-fit kids have better memory


September 16th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Physical fitness is linked with brain development in small children, says a research. Those who are more fit tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform better on a ... Read more...

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Mother’s love responsible for bigger brains in humans


September 8th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Humans and primates have their mothers to thank for their bigger brains. Monkeys have large brains because of mothering after birth, a new research has found.Earlier, scientists had ascribed ... Read more...

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Humans and apes have mothers to thank for their large brains


September 7th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Humans, apes and monkeys should thank their mothers for their large brains, says a new study.Vera Weisbecker of the University of Cambridge and Anjali Goswami of University College ... Read more...

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The Pill may boost women’s social skills and memory


August 18th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): How great would it be if you could just take a pill to get brainier? It seems that's possible now. Scientists have found that the Pill has the ... Read more...

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Whales’ ’sense of smell’ may shed light on how they locate prey


August 7th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have revealed a previously undiscovered ability of bowhead whales' to smell the air - a finding that could change the understanding of how they locate prey.The whales' ... Read more...

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Brain size determines whether fish like to hunt or wait for dinner


August 5th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 05 (ANI): A new research has revealed that the brain size of fish determines their eating habit, whether they want to hunt down their prey or wait for it to ... Read more...

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Your longevity depends on your brain size!


July 16th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to have longer lives. This finding is based on an analysis of about 500 mammal species by the ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia signs found in babies’ brains


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The first evidence that brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia are detectable in few-weeks-old babies have been found, say researchers at the Universities of North Carolina (UNC) and Columbia. Schizophrenia ... Read more...

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Early signs of schizophrenia found in brains of infants


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists have identified what they believe may the early signs of schizophrenia in the brains of children shortly after birth.According to researchers, the discovery could lead to earlier ... Read more...

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Whales too ‘can feel and suffer’ like humans


June 21st, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): Whales also demonstrate human-like characteristics of self-awareness, suffering and a social culture along with high mental abilities, according to marine biologists.The findings, put forth at a recent conference, ... Read more...

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Seafood diet ‘led to evolution of big brains’


June 1st, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Our love of seafood goes way back. Archaeologists have found crocodiles, turtles and fish were eaten by early humans almost 2 million years ago.According to the study's researchers, ... Read more...

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Proteins key for normal-sized brains found


May 13th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): In a new study, boffins at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have analyzed the interaction of two proteins key to brain development.The work may one day ... Read more...

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