sides of the brain

Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted

June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy may boost women’s brains

November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Women who take hormone replacement therapy may be boosting their bodies as well as their brains, suggests a new study.The therapy is given to women to curb the ... Read more...

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Minor electric current to brain ‘improves stroke patients’ motor skills’

November 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study states that a non-invasive electric stimulation technique administered to both sides of the brain can help stroke patients who have lost motor skills in their ... Read more...

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Autism study reveals how genetic changes rewire the brain

November 4th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): Scientists have demystified how genetic variants rewire the brain and it could help in finding therapies for rebalancing the brain's circuitry in early development.Using a blend of brain ... Read more...

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Breakdowns in brain connections slow down physical response as we age

August 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): As we age, the connections in our brain get severed slowly, causing our physical responses to slow down, says a new study.The breakdown occurs in corpus callosum, a ... Read more...

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Gay men better at recalling faces

June 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, says a study. ... Read more...

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Both sides of the brain required to understand idioms

September 15th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Researchers in Italy have discovered that both the left and the right hemisphere of the brain are used to understand idioms. Alice Proverbio from the University of Milano-Bicocca ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants with shock therapy reduce severe depression

July 7th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Combining anti-depressants with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) does a better job in reducing severe depression and causes less memory loss than using ECT alone, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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Competition between two sides of the brain makes it asymmetrical

January 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): A Wellcome Trust-funded study has shown that a competition between the two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical, which is thought to be important ... Read more...

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Electrical brain stimulation boosts peoples dexterity

October 28th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): Electrically stimulating the brain with a non-invasive technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve a persons skill at handling delicate tasks.According to the Drs. Gottfried ... Read more...

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