brain structure

Too much or too little iron bad for brain


January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... Read more...

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A fishy diet could stave off Alzheimer’s risk


December 1st, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) People eating a fishy meal are likely to improve their brain health and stave off the risk of Alzheimer's disease. "This is the first study to ... Read more...

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Train your brain to be happy, and live longer


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Scientific evidence now suggests that one can boost up one's mood by training the brain to do so.People who are content are believed to live longer, ... 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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Stress drives appetite and obesity


August 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why stress triggers appetite, which could be instrumental in causing obesity. Normally, the brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals facilitating intercellular communication) called endocannabinoids ... Read more...

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Exercise more for a good brain


July 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) That exercise helps maintain good health is well known but it also improves your brain's wellness, say researchers.New research conducted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... Read more...

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People with thin brain structure ‘at greater risk for Alzheimer’s’


April 14th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Researchers from Rush University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that, among individuals in whom specific brain structures were thinnest, the risk of developing Alzheimer's was ... 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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Henry Higgins was born with ability to correct Fair Lady Eliza’s accent


March 16th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Henry Higgins was born with the ability to correct My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle's accent, suggests a new study.The new research, therefore, suggests that a person's ability to ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘fear’ area doesn’t increase anxiety but counters it: Study


March 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In a surprising find, a study from Stanford discovered that an area in the brain linked to fear doesn't increase anxiety but counters it.The study could help lead ... Read more...

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Previously unrecognized susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder identified


March 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression.The new study ... 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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Why the blind have a superior sense of touch


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have discovered why blind people tend to have a superior sense of touch.The team of Robert ... 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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Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

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Our political outlook is hardwired into our brain: Study


December 29th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): A study from University College London has revealed that our political leanings are hardwired into our brain.The team scanned the brains of 90 students and found that those ... Read more...

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Size of brain structure correlates with social life


December 27th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) The size of amygdala, a small almond-shaped structure deep within brain, seems to contribute to a rich social life among humans. The finding is similar to previous ... Read more...

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People remember unfamiliar faces best between ages 30 and 34


December 15th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): If you think that memory fades away with age, you may be wrong, for a new study has revealed that people remember unfamiliar faces best between ages 30 ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may aid in stroke recovery


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has found that bone marrow stromal stem cells may aid in stroke recovery.The study from the Farber Institute for Neurosciences and the Department of Neuroscience ... Read more...

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Jet lag causes memory loss: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California has indicated that chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long ... Read more...

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Pleasurable activities like food, sex cut stress: study


November 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have said that pleasurable activity, whether food or sex, reduces stress by inhibiting anxiety responses in the brain.Experiments designed by Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘more likely to be impulsive, indecisive’


October 29th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who smoke are more likely to be impulsive and indecisive than those who have never smoked in their life.Researchers of the ... Read more...

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Sex differences in the brain ‘exaggerated, forcing gender stereotypes’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Many studies have reported sex differences in brain structure or patterns of neural activity but a psychological scientist from the Macquarie University in Australia believes that these differences ... Read more...

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Cell phone radiation linked to cancer, memory loss, sterility


October 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Cellphones-a basic necessity to us like water, food-emit radiation that is harmful for us, a new book has suggested.In her new book, 'Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone ... Read more...

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Children’s brain development linked to physical fitness


September 16th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Researchers have found an association between children's brain development and physical fitness.University of Illinois psychology professor and Beckman Institute director Art Kramer and his colleagues found differences in ... 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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‘Women’s brain as powerful as men’s’


September 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Don't underestimate women's brains, which are as capable as that of men, says a neuroscientist. Prof Gina Rippon from Aston University in Birmingham dismisses the idea that our ... Read more...

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Women’s brains are wired differently from men’s a ‘myth’


September 12th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Theories that men's and women's brains are wired differently are a 'myth', says a leading neuroscientist.A spate of bestselling books promotes the idea that there are structural differences ... Read more...

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Gene crucial for lifetime of memories discovered


August 19th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have found that a gene named Prox1 is a key player in normal development of a brain structure crucial for learning and memory and remains active throughout ... Read more...

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Pill endows women with larger brains, savviness


August 18th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Taking a contraceptive pill makes woman brainier and more savvy, besides boosting their conversational skills. Differences in brain structure of both the genders have been subjected to many ... Read more...

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Menstrual pain may cause abnormal changes in brain structure


August 11th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have reported that menstrual cramps, or Primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) may cause abnormal changes in the brain structure.These changes occur irrespective of whether PDM patients actually experience pain ... Read more...

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Brain scans may help find your ideal job


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Forget tests and career councillors, a brain scan may soon be the best way to discover your ideal job. Neuroscientists will soon be able to pinpoint your talents ... Read more...

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Brain scans could help you choose a career


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers are questioning the possibility of brain scans guiding a person in his/her choice of career.General aptitude tests and specific mental ability tests are important tools for vocational ... Read more...

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Your brain structure determines personality


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Your personality is related to the size of different parts of brains, says a study. Colin DeYoung at the University of Minnesota (UM) and colleagues wanted to find out ... Read more...

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Your brain structure could reveal your personality


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The size of different parts of people's brains can tell a lot about their personalities, according to psychological scientists.For example, conscientious people tend to have a bigger lateral ... Read more...

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