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Basketball player shot hoops while in coma


February 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A basketball player shocked doctors when she mimicked shooting hoops while she was still in coma. The incident has become a major subject to neuroscientists who ... Read more...

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Paracetamol takes pain out of rejection


February 26th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A dose of paracetamol is enough to take the pain out of rejection and a broken heart, scientists say. The cure emerged in a study by ... Read more...

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Scientists image working brain cell in real time


February 7th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have, for the very first time, recorded live yet detailed images of the nerve cells in the brain of a mouse.Stefan Hell's team at the ... Read more...

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Protein key to storing long-term memories


January 29th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Some billions of synapses connect our nerve cells and keep our memories intact and alive for decades with the help of self-copying clusters or oligomers of ... Read more...

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Mind governs skin’s reactivity to allergies


January 19th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 19 (IANS) A harmonious mind-body connect, the key to good health, also seems to determine how your skin reacts to allergies.A team of neuroscientists have found that if ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genetic link to suicidal behaviour


October 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 9 (IANS) Blame a specific gene if you are having morbidily suicidal thoughts about life in general.Neuroscientists have unearthed evidence that links a specific gene to suicidal behaviour, ... Read more...

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Why you recognise someone, but can’t name him


August 5th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) You recognise someone and greet him with a warm smile but since you have forgotten his name, you are unable to connect. It could be because ... Read more...

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How do we comprehend new sentence structures


June 7th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) We cannot possibly anticipate or memorize every potential word, phrase, or sentence. Yet we have no trouble constructing and understanding the myriads of novel utterances every ... Read more...

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Why Apple do products drive such fanatical devotion?


May 22nd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) Fans of Apple products tend to be hysterically devoted to the global brand. But this desire for iPods and iPads can border on the religious, according ... Read more...

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Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures


April 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to ... Read more...

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Memory ‘may be built with Lego-like building blocks of knowledge’


March 18th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): How does our brain create memories and store information?While many neuroscientists consider the human brain as being totally malleable, a Swiss scientist has suggested that its neurons may ... Read more...

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In the blind, brain parts used for vision can help understand languages


March 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study claims that in blind people, the parts of brain that are used for processing vision, are recruited for language processing.The find by MIT neuroscientists shows ... Read more...

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Practicing before females improves males’ performance


February 26th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.The discovery offers insights into how ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in MRI allows brain scans more than 7 times faster


January 6th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): An international team of physicists and neuroscientists has made a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that makes brain scanning more than 7 times faster.A physicist from the ... Read more...

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Light therapy could help treat depressed elderly


January 5th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exposure to bright light could be just as effective for depressed elderly people as taking antidepressant medication.In the Dutch study, 89 people aged 60 ... Read more...

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Political leanings could be wired into brain


December 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Our political allegiances could be hard-wired into our brains, according to neuroscientists who conducted scans on over 90 students. But it is not precise enough to be able ... Read more...

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Can reflecting on past experiences influence future choices?


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): While relying on intuition and others' advice can definitely help in making better future decisions, there is no source more valuable than past experience.A new research has now ... Read more...

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Blue-green algae used for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice model


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): In a new study, University of South Florida neuroscientists found that nutritional supplementation with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich, blue-green algae, provided neuroprotective support for dying motor neurons in a ... Read more...

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Stress can improve ordinary, unrelated memories: Study


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories.Their results could offer a pathway for addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related afflictions.Researchers ... Read more...

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Ion channel responsible for pain discovered


December 18th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Neuroscientists have demonstrated a process that could have a profound therapeutic impact on pain.According to a study by the researchers from the University at Buffalo, targeting ion ... Read more...

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New brain imaging technique shows effects of Parkinson’s drug


December 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using a new brain imaging technique, neuroscientists could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, ... Read more...

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Depression cure with little side-effects found


December 1st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian neuroscientists have developed a protein peptide to cure deep depression with little side-effects.In their study at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction ... Read more...

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Why the same face may look male or female


November 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Neuroscientists have discovered that our brains apparently can perceive some faces as male when it appears in one section of our field of view, but female when it ... Read more...

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MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at Alzheimer’s risk


November 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by neuroscientists at Rush University Medical Center suggest that people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that ... Read more...

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Brain scan ‘predicts if kids with anxiety disorder will respond to talk therapy’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center have pointed out that a brain scan with functional MRI (fMRI) was enough to predict which patients with paediatric anxiety disorder ... Read more...

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Why kids and teens turn egocentric rather than introspective


November 15th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): GUMC researchers have indicated that aging changes how people view themselves and others through 'mind wandering'.Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have shown why children and young adolescents ... Read more...

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How mums can hear a baby cry even in a noisy party


November 15th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Ever wondered how a mother hears the sound of a baby crying at the other end of the room in a noisy party, even if it's not hers? ... Read more...

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Sex differences in the brain ‘exaggerated, forcing gender stereotypes’


October 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Many studies have reported sex differences in brain structure or patterns of neural activity but a psychological scientist from the Macquarie University in Australia believes that these differences ... Read more...

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Study suggests it is easier to rewire younger brains


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has found that it is easier to rewire the brain in the early stages of life, however, in the later stages; it is difficult, but ... Read more...

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Women’s brains grow after giving birth


October 21st, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Having a baby may make a woman more intelligent. Research shows that a woman's grey matter - brain cells that crunch information - grows in the weeks and ... Read more...

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Nicotine could play role in Alzheimer’s disease therapy


October 14th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A team of neuroscientists has discovered that they may be able to eliminate debilitating side effects caused by a promising Alzheimer's drug by stimulating the brain's nicotine receptors.Hey-Kyoung ... Read more...

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Blind use visual brain parts to refine sensation of sound and touch


October 7th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 07 (ANI): Researchers have indicated that people who have been blind from birth make use of the visual parts of their brain to refine their sensation of sound and touch.According ... Read more...

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Here’s how brain learns to recognize objects


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Years of experience in the natural world is what makes the brain learn how to recognizes objects, revealed a new study by MIT neuroscientistsFor instance, we can recognise ... Read more...

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PMS: Women’s monthly misery just a drug away


September 19th, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Millions of women now could be freed from the monthly misery of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) by taking a tiny dose of a common drug for a few days. A ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug enhances perceptual learning in healthy adults


September 17th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that a drug commonly prescribed to Alzheimer's disease patients boosts perceptual learning in healthy adults.In a new study, ... Read more...

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