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Pigeons can count as well as monkeys, says study


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Phrases like being a bird-brain may require a new explanation with researchers in New Zealand having discovered that pigeons can actually count as well as monkeys.Scientists ... Read more...

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Eating fish powers brain


October 25th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Eating fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, boosts blood flow to the brain and improves its performance.New research shows it can also quicken reaction ... Read more...

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Red colour makes people react faster, more forcefully


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) People react faster and more forcefully when they see red colour, says a study."Red enhances our physical reactions because it is seen as a danger cue," ... Read more...

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When art becomes science to heal body and mind


May 11th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ever heard of Mozart's Effect? Several studies have shown that listening to the composer's music improves certain kind of mental tasks. Now, such positive scientific ... 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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Bedside exam unreliable in assessing severe brain injuries: Study


February 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists say that using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness-but the view it presents is ... Read more...

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New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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Study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults


January 20th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by scientists at Wayne State University has predicted the risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults.The combined results of a genetic blood test and ... Read more...

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Face recognition skills peak after 30 years


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Our ability to recognise and remember faces peaks between the ages of 30 and 34 years, about a decade later than most other mental abilities.The surprising discovery was ... Read more...

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Hormone is secret elixir of life


October 21st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) A hormone naturally created in the body could be the elixir of life, scientists believe. According to a study of thousands of over-50s, the hormone known as DHEAS ... Read more...

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A hormone to help you live longer, but only if you are rich!


October 21st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): If a new study is to be believed, a hormone called DHEAS makes you live longer - but only if you are wealthy enough.In the meantime, leading a ... Read more...

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Healthy eating not only ensures good-health, but successful careers too


September 6th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): Eating healthy and living well is a bigger issue than your waistline- poor dietary habits can also take a toll on your careers, claims a new study.When ... Read more...

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Meditation practices differ in their ingredients, effects


July 21st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): The Buddhist, Chinese, and Vedic traditions of meditations are different both "in their ingredients and their effects", according to researchers.A new paper published in Consciousness and Cognition discusses ... Read more...

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Can red wine compound improve brain power?


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Can Resveratrol, the so-called miracle molecule found in red wine, peanuts and an obnoxious plant called Chinese Giant Knotweed actually improve your brain function? Scientists at Northumbria University, Britain ... Read more...

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Dual-tasking test could differentiate between Alzheimer’s and depression


November 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scottish researchers have developed a novel diagnostic test that can help distinguish between symptoms of depression and early Alzheimer's.People developing Alzheimer's face mild levels of impaired reasoning and ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how brain perceives information


July 28th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The brain is known to perceive information before it reaches a person's awareness. Until recently, there was little way to determine what specific mental tasks were taking place ... Read more...

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New ‘brain-reading’ method can uncover a person’s mental state


July 28th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): Researchers at Rutgers University in Newark and the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a highly accurate method to peer into the brain, which can help uncover ... Read more...

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Now, computers can decode letters from brain signals


June 13th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed new brain-computer interfaces that "translate" what a person is thinking into words or actions.For their study, researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands performed ... Read more...

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Intellectual people have most ‘networked brain’


June 10th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Intelligence resides everywhere in our brains, say researchers who add that the most efficiently wired brains tend to belong to the most intelligent people.After analysing the brain as ... Read more...

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Policemen good at multi-tasking less likely to shoot unarmed people


March 31st, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Policemen who are good at multi-tasking are less likely to shoot unarmed people when feeling threatened, found a new study that created video simulations of such situations. Heather Kleider, ... Read more...

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Stress shreds thinking but brain gradually stitches it back


January 28th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) People under stress have a much harder time juggling attention between various tasks than those who are relaxed but when the tension eases, the mind is able to ... Read more...

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Brain scanning shows stress disrupts thinking in men


January 28th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, January 28 (ANI): Scanning the brains of 20 male medical students preparing for their board exams, an American research team has found that stress disrupts human thinking. Bruce S. McEwen, ... Read more...

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Consumers do not always buy what they really want


January 27th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Consumers do not end up always buying the product they really want, especially when their minds are preoccupied with other tasks, according to a new study.The research, conducted ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia linked to key ”default mode” brain system


January 22nd, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Overactivation of a brain system that is involved in self-reflection in patients with schizophrenia may blur the boundary between internal and external realities and thus lead to ... Read more...

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Economics theory can help trace information flow between brain regions


October 10th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Florida Atlantic University say that they have adapted a technique originally developed for economic study to ... Read more...

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Brain signals remain active even in dreamless sleep


October 1st, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): In one of the first direct looks at one of the human brain''s most fundamental "foundations", neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have ... Read more...

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Words can pack in harder punch than fists: Study


August 28th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Words can pack in a harder punch than fists or physical events than we realise, especially when revived by memory, according to a study. Researchers found that the ... Read more...

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Socially painful experiences hurt more than physical ones


August 28th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Physical pain might fade away with time but a socially painful experience can actually pack a harder punch that people think, suggests a new study.According to a ... Read more...

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Facebook concepts show Alzheimer’s patients brains arent so networked


June 27th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): The brains of people with Alzheimer's disease are less well connected than the brains of people without the disorder, says a new research, which was based on ... Read more...

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Nature trumps technology in reducing low-level stress


June 15th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Technology may have improved our quality of life, but it has also moved us away from the benefits of exposure to real nature in terms of relieving ... Read more...

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Dhaba owner - now ‘MTV Roadies’ winner - heads for Bollywood


May 29th, 2008 - 8:54 am ICT by admin
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Young dhaba owner Ashutosh Kaushik's life has taken a U-turn since he won the just-concluded fifth season of MTV's hip adventure reality show "Roadies" last ... Read more...

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Culture influences perception and memory


January 12th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 12(ANI): Resrchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have found that people from different cultures apply their brains differently when they are asked to solve the same perceptual ... Read more...

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