journal of neuroscience

Recalling an event alters details


September 20th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event, says a ... Read more...

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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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Scientists reverse loss of smell in early Alzheimer’s


December 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The loss of olfactory sense in Alzheimer's early stages can now be reversed by removing a plaque-forming protein called amyloid beta which causes this condition. ... Read more...

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Protein behind Alzheimer’s patients loss of smell?


September 29th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sept 28 (IANS) A protein may explain why Alzheimer's patients often lose their sense of smell, say scientists."Deficits in odour detection and discrimination are among the earliest symptoms of ... Read more...

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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Exercise protects you from forgetting things


August 10th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Getting older by the day and you feel you're forgetting things? A bit of muscle flexing could help you, says a new research.The findings suggest moderate ... 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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Elusive memory molecule identified


June 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Do you have a tough time figuring out where you placed your car keys or recalling names at a cocktail party? Researchers have now pinpointed the ... Read more...

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Over an hour of meditation reduces pain


April 6th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) A little over an hour of meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, a new study shows."This is the first study to show that only ... Read more...

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Dull brain? Blame it on family genes!


March 4th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Your family's genetic make-up may explain why your brain is sharp or dull, so says researchers.Alex Fornito from the University Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre said the findings ... Read more...

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Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation key to treating brain disorders


January 29th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that the activity of certain brain nerve cells can be deliberately influenced by using magnetic stimulation.The study could mean use of cerebral stimulation ... Read more...

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Elderly drivers’ habits could give clues about schizophrenia, depression


January 26th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A study of why the elderly are not very good drivers could help scientists understand schizophrenia and depression.The medial temporal visual area (MT) of a person's brain is ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Dieting tempts you into eating junk food


December 1st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) When the going gets tough for dieters, junk food becomes all the more tempting.Experiments suggest rapid weight loss alters the way the brain handles stress. This means ... Read more...

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Memory booster pill for the elderly in the offing


October 13th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) A pill that prevents forgetfulness among the elderly is being developed by British doctors.The drug, aimed at treating absent-mindedness rather than brain diseases, has been tested on animals, ... Read more...

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For embarrassing memory lapses blame your neurons


July 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): A specific part of our brain processes information about human and animal faces and is responsible for how we recognize them and interpret facial expressions. Now, Israeli researchers ... Read more...

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One cause of cognitive decline in aging population identified


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): American scientists have identified certain types of specializations on nerve cells called "spines" that human lose as they age and the consequent effect on brain function.The study, ... Read more...

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Mechanism that prepares newborn’s brain for information processing found


May 15th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): A mechanism in the memory centre of newborn that adjusts the maturation of the brain for the information processing required later in life has been found by researchers ... Read more...

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Potential target for drugs to combat alcohol addiction identified


May 13th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A new research has helped researchers identify potential target for drugs to combat alcohol addiction.A team at The Scripps Research Institute has found decisive evidence that a specific ... Read more...

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‘Near misses’ provoke problem gamblers to gamble more


May 5th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Problem gamblers' brains react more intensely to "near misses" than casual gamblers, possibly prompting them to play more, says a new research.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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Link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia demonstrated


March 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have demonstrated a link between brain chemical, cognitive decline in schizophrenia.In one of the first such studies involving human patients with schizophrenia, researchers provided evidence ... Read more...

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Parkinson’s patients develop brain abnormalities before symptoms occur


January 21st, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research has found that Parkinson's patients develop brain abnormalities before symptoms of the disease start showing.The study, which appears in the Journal of Neuroscience, also ... Read more...

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As in humans, sleep solidifies bird’s memories


January 13th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Sleep is the tonic that helps humans stabilise information and tasks learned during the preceding day. Now researchers have found that sleep has similar effects upon learning in ... Read more...

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Study: Women have a better sense of touch


January 2nd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a study done by the McMaster University, women have a much better sense of touch than their male counterparts. The study says that ... Read more...

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Chocolate, water can melt away your pain


October 14th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Eating chocolate or drinking water can relieve aches and pains, a new study has shown.A team of researchers says the distraction of eating or drinking for pleasure acts ... Read more...

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Protein ‘key’ may guide efforts to develop treatments for nicotine addiction


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): American researchers at Grinnell College in Iowa may be very close to developing effective treatments for nicotine addiction, for they have uncovered a "key" that may "unlock" certain ... Read more...

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Different learning patterns lead to different type of memory formation


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): McGill University researchers in Canada have shown that different patterns of training and learning lead to different types of memory formation.Describing a study they conducted in the Journal ... Read more...

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Boffins identify brain region that predicts people’’s choices


March 25th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers have found a brain region which predicts choices before we even know what they are. The finding may explain why people re-evaluate options after making decisions. Researchers in ... Read more...

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Musicians” ”well-tuned” brains can identify emotion


March 4th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): Searching for a guy who understands even your most subtle emotional signs? Well, then find a musician, suggests a new study, which found that artists'' brains are ... Read more...

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Old memories permanently stick to the brain


January 28th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Distinct brain structures are involved in recalling recent and older events, claims a new brain imaging study, which illustrates what happens to memories as time goes by.The ... Read more...

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Whiff of male sexual sweat turns on female brain


January 11th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) A whiff of male sexual sweat turns on the female brain, which is programmed to recognise and encode them. Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, ... Read more...

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Women can sniff out men’’s ‘’sexual sweat” scent


January 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A man''s sweat might be the last thing a woman would think of during intimate moments, but her brain recognizes the scent and the significance of the ... Read more...

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Love hormone helps us recognize familiar faces


January 7th, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Its the hormone that makes people bond with their mates and helps breastfeeding mothers to fall in love with their babies. Now, scientists have found the first ... Read more...

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Huntington’’s disease improves brains ability at some cognitive tests


November 27th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 27 (ANI): German researchers are surprised that the deadly neurological disease Huntington''s improves ability at some cognitive tests. Christian Beste, from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy predisposes baby to overeating, obesity


November 12th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): High-fat diet during pregnancy produces permanent changes in the offspring''s brain that lead to increased appetite and obesity early in life, a study in rats has shown.The ... Read more...

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