cognitive functions

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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Multi-tasking makes you feel good but hits performance


May 1st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) People multitask not because they are good at it but because it makes them feel good, says a new study, which explains why it is so ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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National Museum holds workshop for disabled kids


August 4th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A troupe of mentally challenged children Thursday presented a recital of songs and classical Indian dances at the National Museum here at a special workshop ... Read more...

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Stress may aggravate Alzheimer’s risk


May 27th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) Don't strees yourself too much, else an increased release of stress hormones could trigger Alzheimer's disease, to go by new research based on mice.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Electrical oscillations key for storing info in brain


April 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to store the information ... Read more...

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Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

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How you can cut the risk of being affected by dementia


February 21st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): With age, a person's risk for dementia increases - now Swedish scientist Laura Fratiglioni has shown how everyone can minimize this risk.Laura Fratiglioni's research group at Karolinska Institutet ... Read more...

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Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

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Older smokers at risk of impaired memory


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Older smokers are likely to damage their grey matter and lose cognitive functions at a greater rate than non-smokers. Cognitive functions involve thought, memory and information processes enabling ... Read more...

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Brain ‘network maps’ reveal clue to mental decline in old age


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that the human brain operates as a highly interconnected small-world network - and not as a collection of discrete regions as previously believed ... Read more...

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Emotional stress can change brain function


January 13th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Researchers have found that a single exposure to acute stress affected information processing in the cerebellum - the area of the brain responsible for motor control and movement ... Read more...

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Prozac restores movement after paralysing stroke attack


January 10th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Taking Prozac, an anti-depressant, may help restore movement in stroke victims and ease paralysis. The drug may aid recovery after a stroke whether patients are depressed or not, ... Read more...

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Part of brain that suppresses instinct identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have identified regions in the brain that "fire up" when we suppress an automatic behaviour such as the urge to look at other people as we enter ... Read more...

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Strength training for seniors offers cognitive, economic benefits: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A one-year follow-up study has shown that strength training for seniors provides cognitive as well as economic benefits.The study, was conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and ... Read more...

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Night-time sleep improves infants’ skills


November 16th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new longitudinal study, carried out by researchers at the University of Montreal and the University of Minnesota, has revealed that babies who get most of their sleep ... Read more...

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Electrical brain stimulation may boost math skills


November 5th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Researchers have shown that by applying electrical current to the brain they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive ... Read more...

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Single shot of morphine has long lasting effects on testosterone levels


November 4th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study found that a single injection of morphine to fight persistent pain in male rats is able to strongly reduce the hormone testosterone in the brain ... Read more...

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Specific changes in the brain linked to sleep deprivation


November 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain.The findings have implications for improving the ... Read more...

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Falling in love ‘only takes about a fifth of a second’


October 26th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

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Our brains, not hearts, make us fall in love: Scientists


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Remember the expression 'losing your heart to someone'? Well you might have lost your brain instead, according to a new study that claims it's your brain and not ... Read more...

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Insulin sensitivity may explain obesity, memory problems link


October 20th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): New research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin suggests that because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their ... Read more...

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New brain research could lead to schizophrenia treatment


October 1st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): New research has revealed that two neurotransmitters-dopamine and glutamate-are abnormal in people with psychotic illness, including schizophrenia.Among many other things, these chemicals play a role in cognitive functions, ... Read more...

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White noise sessions in class improves learning in kids


September 29th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Playing white noise in class can boost memory in inattentive kids, says a new study.Researchers tested the effect of the meaningless random noise on a group of 51 ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s patients ‘perform automated tasks better’


September 4th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 04 (ANI): People with Parkinson's disease can perform automated tasks better than people without the disease, but have significant difficulty switching from easy to hard tasks, find Queen's researchers.The findings ... Read more...

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Sniffing Insulin Helps In Memory Improvement In Alzheimer’s Patients, Study Reveals


July 19th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has found out that sniffing insulin, the hormone that regulates the level of blood sugar in our body, might play a significant role ... Read more...

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Our brains much more similar to birds’ than we thought


July 3rd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): It has long been believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds. But a new study has ... Read more...

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Perry bans Brand from settling in England


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has barred her actor fiance Russell Brand from living in his native place England because she wants to live in California, US. "We won't be ... Read more...

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Magnets can improve language ability in Alzheimer’s patients


June 24th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that a brain stimulation technique, known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, boosts the language ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease.Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS ... Read more...

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Novel gene variants behind autism and mental retardation discovered


May 26th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Previously unknown mutations in the SHANK2 gene-partially responsible for linking nerve cells-could cause autism and mental impairment, researchers have found.However, researchers working with Professor Gudrun Rappold, Director of ... Read more...

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Why late-life depression is harder to treat


May 5th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have tried to explain why people who suffer from depression in later life are harder to treat and keep well in the long ... Read more...

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Study shed new light on adolescents’ risk-taking behaviour


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A common approach to curb drug use and other risk-taking behaviour among adolescents won't reap any benefits, says a new study.Studies have suggested that increased risk-taking in adolescence ... Read more...

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Lemon grass fights headaches


March 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Native lemon grass has the potential to relieve headaches and migranes, researchers say. Griffith University (GU) researchers Lyn Griffiths, Darren Grice and Kelly Rogers have proven that lemon grass ... Read more...

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‘Active women give birth to smarter kids’


February 17th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers say active women give birth to smarter kids and they are all set to prove it. Canadian researchers at the University of Montreal say studies on animals already ... Read more...

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Moral psychology study sheds light on the origin of religion


February 9th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new moral psychology research has offered more insight into the origins of religion.Study co-author Dr. Ilkka Pyysiainen from the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies said: "Some scholars ... Read more...

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