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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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Images of high-calorie food create craving


June 26th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Viewing images of high-fat foods and drinking sweetened beverages lights up the appetite and reward centres in the brain. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food ... Read more...

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Scan reveals what brain looks like when you are angry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A new brain scan shows what it looks like when a person runs out of patience or loses self-control. It would explain why someone who works ... 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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Oxytocin activates brain function in autistic kids


May 20th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Oxytocin, often referred to as a love hormone, boosts activity in brain areas of autistic children involving sight, hearing and understanding other people. These are the ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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Dogs pay close attention to human signals


May 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) When your dog gazes up at you lovingly, it may be difficult to tell what exactly is it thinking. Many dog lovers draw all kinds of ... Read more...

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Small groups can stifle individual intelligence


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Henry Fonda's character in the classic movie '12 Angry Men' sways a jury with his quiet, intelligent address. The moot question is whether he would ... 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 re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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Brain’s crossed wires cause depression


December 9th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) New research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that those suffering from depression had decreased connectivity between several key regions of the brain ... 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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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Dream content measured for first time


October 30th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Oct 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time successfully analysed brain activity during dreams.They were able to do this with the help of people who become aware of ... Read more...

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Scientists explain source of optimism


October 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Even after a soccer team loses 10 consecutive matches, a fan might persist in the belief that his team can reverse its bad luck. A new ... 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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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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Brain’s response to sadness can cause depression relapse


May 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) The brains of people who have been depressed can show whether they are likely to relapse, especially if they are experiencing mild sadness. "Part of what ... Read more...

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Morality influenced by evolving brain


May 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A person's evolving brain circuitry may play a key role in his changing moral perceptions over the years. For instance, people may consider telling lies as ... 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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Protein-rich breakfast wards off overeating


May 20th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) If you want to stay healthy, regularly eat breakfasts full of proteins. Eating a protein-rich breakfast keeps you satisfied and wards off overeating, which has become ... Read more...

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Brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger our sense of justice


May 4th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has found that the brain has built-in mechanisms that automatically trigger our sense of justice.In the study from the Karolinska Institute and Stockholm School of ... Read more...

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Recreational Ecstasy use linked to loss of brain efficiency


May 4th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): The efficiency of Ecstasy - the illegal "rave" drug that produces feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth - as a potential therapeutic for post-traumatic stress disorder has been ... Read more...

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We tend to stick to our own class socially


April 29th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) There may be a reason why we naturally befriend and marry people of our own social standing. A part of our brain that controls motivation and ... Read more...

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Our own social status determines our brain’s response to others’ rank!


April 29th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): A new study has suggested that our own social status influences the way our brains respond to others of higher or lower rank.People of higher subjective socio-economic status ... Read more...

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New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... 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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Genetics influence alcohol dependence, brain activity


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered a new link between genetic variations associated with alcoholism, impulsive behavior and a region of the brain involved in craving and anxiety.The results suggest that ... Read more...

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Brain ‘finds it difficult to multitask as we get older’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Older adults have a harder time multi-tasking than young adults because they have more difficulty switching their brain network between tasks, according to a new study.Experts at the ... Read more...

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Seeing brain activity helps people improve their ability to control thoughts


April 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): University of British Columbia scientists have discovered that real-time brain feedback significantly improves people's ability to control their thoughts and effectively 'train their brains.'Their study is the world's ... Read more...

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Neural activity linked to food addiction identified


April 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new study has found that people with an addictive-like eating behaviour have greater neural activity in certain regions of the brain similar to substance dependence, including elevated ... Read more...

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Brain helps teens resist peer pressure


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Children can resist peer pressure when they are at their most vulnerable, thanks to their brain that helps check risky behaviour.The findings may give parents a ... Read more...

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Brain activity is similar for both habits and goals


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A team of researchers has found that pursuing carefully planned goals and engaging in more automatic habits show overlapping neurological mechanisms.The finding may offer a pathway for ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can lead to euphoria, risky behaviour: Study


March 24th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A new study has warned that a sleepless night can result in short-term euphoria, which can potentially lead to poor judgment and addictive behavior.Researchers at UC Berkeley and ... Read more...

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