human brain

Scientists design first ever brain atlas


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Scientists have designed a comprehensive and interactive brain atlas, accessible on the internet to advance neurological research.The Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, US, created the ... Read more...

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Brain wiring gave humans edge over chimps


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) It wasn't a bigger brain but a more sophisticated wiring that gave humans the edge to evolve beyond their closest cousins, the chimps, says a new ... Read more...

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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... 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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Brain areas responsible for spirituality revealed


April 21st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 21 (IANS) The areas of brain responsible for the many aspects of spiritual experiences have been revealed by US researchers.Scientists have speculated for years that the human brain ... Read more...

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Is there a ‘God spot’ in the brain?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Scientists have long speculated on a 'God spot,' a distinct area of the human brain responsible for spirituality, but actually multiple areas of the organ may ... Read more...

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Baboons, infants show similar gestures


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Baboons and infants show similar gesturing behaviour, suggesting shared communication systems.Both human infants and baboons have a stronger preference for using their right hand to gesture.It ... Read more...

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We have 14 bn brain cells less than we thought


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Scientists believe that the human brain contains 100 billion neurons but that figure is actually 14 billion too many, claims a new study.Humans actually have 86 ... Read more...

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Magnetic pulses could overcome depression, schizophrenia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Magnetic pulses could stamp out neurological disorders such as Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy and stroke after researchers unravelled how they work to stimulate the brain.Jennifer Rodger, ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in brain, say US researchers


February 4th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The female hormone estrogen found in the human brain plays a key role in obesity, which is not necessarily the problem of hips, thighs and bellies, ... Read more...

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Our brain can tell real face from imitations


January 10th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Both the right and the left sides of the brain work together to tell a real face from a facial imitation, says a study co-authored by ... Read more...

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Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

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How nerve cells unravel jumbled information


November 21st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The human brain is constantly bombarded with a jumble of information from sensory organs -- the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. Now, scientists at the ... Read more...

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Our brains have a ‘rich club’ too


November 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Our brains have regions that are "rich" - or highly connected to other parts of the brain - and other parts are subservient to this 'Rich ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Chip makes rats move, may help humans too


October 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) A chip that helped injured rats move can open the way to providing human amputees with fully functioning robotic limbs, new research says.The chip, mimicking a ... Read more...

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Exercise reduces dementia risk


September 8th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Any muscle flexing that gets the heart pumping is likely to cut dementia risk and slow down its progression, says a new research.Dementia is the slow ... Read more...

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New software quickly interprets brain cells


July 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The vast network of brain cells can now be decoded swiftly and accurately, thanks to new software developed by German researchers.The human brain is a fiendishly ... Read more...

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Sensors help track bird calls to monitor climate change


July 26th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Automated acoustic sensors are helping dramatically slash the time and cost of following bird calls to monitor the effects of climate change. Until recently, ecologists wanting ... Read more...

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Scientists step closer to creating test tube intelligence


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Scientists have now taken a major step towards creating artificial intelligence, not in a robot or a silicon chip, but in a test tube.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Herbal remedy beats brain cancer


July 13th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Indirubin, a herbal compound used in traditional Chinese remedies might beat deadly brain tumours. Indirubin is derived from the Indigo plant, an active ingredient in the ... Read more...

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Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle


July 10th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar ... 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-like computing power edges close to reality


June 24th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) A new technique patterned on the human brain is likely to revolutionise computing power by performing at lightning speed and cutting down energy consumption. The research ... Read more...

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Stone crafting developed human brain 80,000 years ago


June 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Advanced crafting of stone spearheads helped develop new ways of human thinking and behaviour. The technology took a long time to acquire, required step by step ... Read more...

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Colin Firth co-authors science report!


June 7th, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth has turned into an author of a published science report after a research he commissioned last year on the human brain was ... Read more...

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Click people, not places, for memorable photos


May 25th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The most unforgettable photos are those that depict people, not static indoor scenes or landscapes, however beautiful or appealing they might be, a study suggests."Pleasantness ... Read more...

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Excess copper, iron linked with Alzheimer’s


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The exact causes of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease are unknown, but scientists say excess of copper and iron in the human brain may ... Read more...

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Kirk Cameron blasts Stephen Hawking’s heaven theory


May 19th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Kirk Cameron has taken a swipe at scientist Stephen Hawking for declaring that there is no place called Heaven. In the interview, Hawking told the world ... Read more...

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Can traumatic memories be erased?


April 28th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Can war veterans, rape victims and other people who have witnessed horrific crimes have their traumatic memories erased? Scientists believe so."I think we will be able ... Read more...

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Scientists discover way to reduce traumatic memories


April 28th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, UCLA life scientists have made a discovery that may make the reduction of traumatic memories a reality.Veterans of war, rape victims and other people ... Read more...

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Scientists create synthetic brain cell


April 25th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time created a synthetic synapse circuit whose behaviour duplicates the function of a brain cell. A synapse is a junction that ... Read more...

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Soon, a pill to keep stress at bay!


April 21st, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): A breakthrough by researchers at Leicester University may lead to the development of a pill that will beat stress.Scientists have worked out the brain chemistry that turns a ... Read more...

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How anti-depressants create brain cell


April 13th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists have finally discovered how anti-depressants make new brain cells, which could help researchers develop better and more efficient drugs to combat depression.The study by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Brain can rotate letters and words reflected in the mirror


April 1st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) has shown for the first time that the human brain can mentally rotate words ... Read more...

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