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Neuroscientists track how brain cells process information


July 13th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Although machine logic follows human logic, the way a computer processor works cannot be compared with how brains process information. Doctoral student Mark Shein and supervisors ... Read more...

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A closer look into how addiction hijacks the brain


February 24th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): New research has provided some more answers into how substance abuse hijacks neuronal circuits involved in reward and motivation and causes profound and persistent changes in behaviour.A ... Read more...

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How anaesthesia disturbs self-perception


January 20th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have shown that anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception.A research team, led by Dr Stein Silva, were interested in studying the illusions ... 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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Better treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Improved treatment for spinal injuries could be on its way, as scientists have found that the rate and direction of axon growth in the spinal cord can be ... Read more...

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Brain cells, not lack of willpower, determine obesity: Study


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Ever wondered why some people who eat a high-fat diet remain slim, yet others pile on the weight? Well, an international study seems to have found the answer.The ... Read more...

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Dwindling testosterone levels ‘behind reduced sleep in middle-aged men’


May 15th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Decreased testosterone is to be blamed for reduced sleep in middle-aged men, according to a researcher.At 30 years old, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent ... Read more...

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Worm study reveals how brain performs under stress


April 19th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Using a worm for their experiments, scientists discovered how one can perform complex tasks, even under stress-by activating latent neuronal circuits.Roger Pocock, a newly arrived Group Leader ... Read more...

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Empathy, violence share similar brain circuits


April 10th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Just as the human species could be considered the most violent, since they are capable of serial killings, genocide and other atrocities, they are also the most empathetic ... Read more...

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Retina works like a multi-layered jigsaw puzzle of receptive fields


April 7th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that the retina works like a multi-layered jigsaw puzzle of jagged windows called receptive fields, through which about ... Read more...

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Brain cells” ”time-stamp” helps encode memories


January 29th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Remembering old events often makes us nostalgic. Now, researchers have explained this phenomenon with the help of a computer model, which has suggested that newborn brain cells ... Read more...

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Ultrasound can remotely stimulate brain circuits


October 30th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Neuroscientists at Arizona State University have developed pulsed ultrasound techniques that can remotely stimulate brain circuit activity without the need of exogenous proteins or surgically implanted medical ... Read more...

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Brain imaging study offers insight into alcohol’s effect on brain


April 30th, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has provided insight into alcohol's effect on the brain.The study showed that after consuming alcohol, social drinkers had decreased sensitivity in brain ... Read more...

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Why we recognise the smell of a scent


December 17th, 2007 - 1:13 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 17 (ANI): US researchers have described a mechanism called dynamic connectivity, which explains why, when we notice a scent, the brain quickly sorts through input and determines exactly what that ... Read more...

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