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Schizophrenic brain tries to heal itself


August 6th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Brains of people who suffer from schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, suggesting an adult brain's capacity to change and grow.Professor Cyndi ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Neural activity linked to food addiction identified


April 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new study has found that people with an addictive-like eating behaviour have greater neural activity in certain regions of the brain similar to substance dependence, including elevated ... Read more...

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Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

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Agreeing to your friends’ views can cause a shift in your own opinion


March 7th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): Conforming to others' views can cause a real shift in your own opinion, say scientists.To come to this conclusion, Jamil Zaki at Harvard University and colleagues asked men ... Read more...

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Why teens are more vulnerable to drug addiction, behavioral disorders


January 27th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have recorded neuron activity in adolescent rat brains that could reveal the biological root of the teenage propensity to consider rewards over ... Read more...

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‘Violent films, video games make teenagers aggressive’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Violent films and video games numb teenagers' brains, with repeated viewing making them less sensitive to aggression.Researchers say their brain scans are among the first hard physiological ... Read more...

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‘Rose-colored glasses’ associated with less frontal lobe use


January 9th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A University of Texas at Austin researcher says the less a person uses his brain's frontal lobes, the more he sees himself through rose-colored glasses.The expert's finding has ... Read more...

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Socialites, curmudgeons may have different brain structures


June 1st, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A British study suggests that the brains of socialites and curmudgeons may be differently structured.Published in the European Journal of Neuroscience, the study involved 41 randomly selected ... 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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Potent sex chip could make Viagra redundant


December 24th, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Sex and lust will never be the same again, thanks to a wondrous 'sex chip,' which could produce a pleasure as intense and thrilling as a "delicious pastry."Scientists ... Read more...

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Coming soon: a bionic sex chip to turn you on!


December 21st, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Viagra may soon be history, for scientists at Oxford University are working on an electronic sex chip that can stimulate pleasure centers in the brain.While the current ... Read more...

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Genes, brain area linked to teens susceptibility to alcohol dependence


November 7th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found in a study of teens that genetic factors can influence size variations a brain area, which ... Read more...

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New schizophrenia therapy target identified in the brain


November 6th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): University of Pittsburgh researchers are apparently excited about the identification of a brain region that responds to more than one type of anti-psychotic drug, as the feel ... Read more...

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How the brain distinguishes fact from fiction


August 12th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): All of us possess some intuitive sense; we know our convictions from our mere hunches. This sense of confidence, or lack thereof, is critical to our success, ... Read more...

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Researchers find more objective way of OCD diagnosis


July 18th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 18 (ANI): A group of researchers have discovered that measuring activity in a brains region can help identify people at risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).The new ... Read more...

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain activity linked: study


July 18th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Researchers in Britain have discovered that measuring specific activities of the brain could help the early and more precise detection of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Current diagnosis of the disorder, ... Read more...

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Anaesthetic found to counter severe depression


May 9th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 9 (IANS) An anaesthetic popular with doctors on battlefields and vets because it allows one to be conscious without feeling pain could be the answer to severe depression. For the ... Read more...

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Neural basis for parental instinct identified


February 27th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Ever wondered why do parents almost instinctively treat babies as special - protecting them and enabling them to survive- well, researchers from the University of Oxford have uncovered ... Read more...

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Violent films, TV shows diminish brains ability to control aggression


December 7th, 2007 - 3:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 7 (ANI): Imaging brains to map any changes that may occur in the organ while watching violent television shows and films, neuroscientists have discovered that exposure to such productions can ... Read more...

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