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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Technique ‘poised to untangle brain’s complexity’ developed


April 11th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain.They have developed a technique to map both the connections and functions ... Read more...

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Neanderthal brains ‘were like modern human ones at birth’


March 24th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany have discovered that Neanderthal brains were like modern human ones at birth but developed differently to ours ... Read more...

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New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

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Researchers Come Up With An Ingenious Plan To Erase Memory


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): No one can run away from memories of the past. Some memories are good and some remind you of certain unfortunate events. Bad memories can ... Read more...

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How the sights and smells of booze can turn people into alcoholics


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Experienced drinkers develop associations between alcohol's taste and smell, and the intoxication that follows soon thereafter, indicating a predisposition towards alcohol or dependence on it."The smell of an ... Read more...

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Why response times and decision-making processes slow with age


August 15th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): Researchers have hypothesized why an individual's response times and decision-making processes slow as they age- a breakdown of the brain's neural circuitry."This 'neural noise' means that we lose ... Read more...

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System that controls sleep in humans may be same for most mammals


June 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An international team of researchers has shown that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control the sleep patterns of 17 different mammalian ... Read more...

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Crayfish provide clues to mystique of decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Psychologists have found that crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations -- thus making an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neuro-chemistry of human decision-making. The ... Read more...

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Crayfish brain offers new insight into human decision-making


June 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Crayfish, just like organisms of higher complexity, observe their environment, and then make value-based decisions- a trait that could offer new insights into human decision making.According to a ... Read more...

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Lifelong memories linked to stable nerves


December 4th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): The ability to learn new information and retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study by NYU Langone ... Read more...

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Stable nerves preserve memories lifelong


December 4th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Our ability to absorb new information or to retain lifelong memories seems to lie in the minute junctions where nerve cells communicate, says a new study. New York ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil brain area involved in ‘alert status’ control


September 15th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have gained fresh insights into how anaesthesia and anaesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain, opening the door to possible new ... Read more...

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Critical gene for brain development, mental retardation identified


September 5th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered that a brain protein, called srGAP2, plays a vital role in brain development ... Read more...

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How long-lasting memories form in the brain


August 12th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A research team, led by Indian-origin boffin, has come closer to understanding how fleeting moments are sealed into life-long memories.According to the researchers, the findings may one ... 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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Near-misses make gambling so addictive


February 12th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people are addicted to gambling? Well, researchers from University of Cambridge claim to have found the answer for you.They have found that near-misses ... Read more...

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How humans discern between distinct smells


February 4th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Using neural mapping, Harvard scientists have taken a step towards uncovering the secret behind how people can differentiate between tens of thousands of distinct smells. Although there are ... Read more...

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Stress-related disorders deteriorates brains memory processing ability


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Using functional MRI (fMRI), a researcher team, which was led by an Indian-origin scientist, has found that patients suffering from stress-related psychiatric disorders have impaired wiring in ... Read more...

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Scientists offer biological explanation for ”face blindness”


November 26th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists, for the first time, have been able to offer a biological explanation for congenital prosopagnosia, sometimes known as face blindness, by mapping the disruption in neural ... Read more...

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How wily cockroaches trick their predators


November 14th, 2008 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Do you recall trying to trap a cockroach as a child, only to find that it anticipated your moves and darted away in a jiffy.Now a new study ... Read more...

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How the body maintains balance while walking


October 9th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that a class of spinal cord nerve cells, known as V3 neurons, ensure that co-ordination between the ... Read more...

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Fish may have taught us how to make a sound


July 23rd, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Human speech skills and possibly all sound production in vertebrates could be traced back to similar abilities in fish, according to a study by US researchers. Researchers from ... Read more...

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Humming fish gives clues to the origins of vocalization


July 18th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A male midshipman a close relative of the toadfish doesnt require macho looks to attract females, for his humming is more than enough to do the trick. ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on how neural activity spurs blood flow in the brain


June 27th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist from Harvard University has shed light on how neural activity spurs blood flow in brain.The team believes that the ... Read more...

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Brain hormone linked to socially isolated peoples anxiety, aggression


November 15th, 2007 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A study on mice has shown that altered levels of an enzyme that controls production of a brain hormone may be the reason why socially isolated people are ... Read more...

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