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Avid GPS use ‘may damage your memory’


November 20th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): You better turn off that reassuring GPS voice, for it may be dumbing down a region of your brain, says a new study.Veronique Bohbot and colleagues at McGill ... Read more...

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Accents are a real turn-off for Scottish listeners


November 19th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): If you don't sound like the Scots, you are likely to turn them off as a new study has found that they dislike accents that don't sound like ... Read more...

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Potential new multiple sclerosis treatment


November 19th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Professor Linda Watkins of the University of Colorado at Boulder says that successfully treating and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS), may be possible one day using ... Read more...

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Sleeping with lights on can leave you depressed


November 18th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Sleeping with the lights on could leave you with a nasty hangover the next day, a study says.Researchers have warned that the glow emitted by a TV or ... Read more...

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New discoveries offer hope for treatment of cocaine addiction


November 18th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scientists have come up with two new discoveries that offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.In one study, a ... Read more...

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Binge drinking ‘ups future depression risk in teens’


November 16th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers have warned that binge-drinking teenagers are more likely to have mood disorders such as anxiety and depression in adulthood.Researchers at the Loyola University Health System have found ... Read more...

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Bat brain offers clues into human hearing


November 15th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) How can a mother, in the middle of a noisy party, suddenly hear a child's cry, even when it's not her own baby? A scientist is studying bat ... Read more...

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High testosterone makes men stingy


October 27th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Testosterone causes men essentially to be stingy, concludes a new study.According to the study, the hormone which makes men big and beefy also reduces their generosity.Karen Redwine, a ... Read more...

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How brain decides where to look in an emergency


October 24th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): Any kind of a sudden movement or sound can trigger a battle between neurons in the brain, and the cells which win are the ones who get to ... Read more...

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Too much light at night ‘can lead to depression’


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): Exposure to light during night can lead to symptoms of depression, a new study conducted on mice has found.It was found that rodents kept in a lighted room ... Read more...

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Mona Lisa’s smile mystery solved


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Neuroscientists at the Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, Spain claim to have solved the mystery as to why some people see Mona Lisa's smile and some don't.According to ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs could cause psychiatric disorders in later life


October 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): American researchers say that commonly used drugs like those prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy, mood disorders and pain administered to young animals can lead to behavioural abnormalities ... Read more...

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People with migraine more prone to hangover headaches


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Those suffering from migraine are more vulnerable to alcohol-induced headaches, according to a study.Michael Oshinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers more vulnerable to hangover


October 19th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Migraine sufferers may be more vulnerable to an alcohol-induced headache after a night of drinking, according to researchers. Until now, studying the mechanism behind migraine and other forms ... Read more...

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Halting chronic drinking brings on epileptic seizures


October 19th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Epileptic seizures are the most dramatic aspect of the "alcohol withdrawal syndrome" that occurs when a person abruptly halts a chronic drinking habit. Researchers have shown that the ... Read more...

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Why seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal


October 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have provided a new understanding of why epileptic seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal.Such seizures are the most dramatic and prominent aspect of the ... Read more...

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Even a single exposure to stress can impair decision-making for several days


November 19th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 19 (ANI): A study on mice has shown that even a single exposure to uncontrollable stress can impair the ability to make decisions for several days. Lauren Jones, a psychology ... Read more...

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Early exposure to environmental toxins makes monkeys Alzheimers-prone later in life


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A report issued by the Society for Neuroscience suggests that early exposure to environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimers disease much later in life.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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Brain waves help measure intensity of pain in humans: Study


November 15th, 2007 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
London, November 15 (ANI): University of Oxford researchers say that recordings from electrodes in the human brain have helped them to identify a neural signal, which can be used to measure the ... Read more...

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Brian implant may help restore speech


November 15th, 2007 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 15 (ANI): US neuroscientists are hoping to restore speech to a man who has been paralysed for eight years, and is unable to communicate other than through eye movements, with ... Read more...

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Drug reduces aggressiveness in violent rats


November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
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Nicotine-alcohol interaction affects learning, addiction treatment


November 14th, 2007 - 8:38 am ICT by admin
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Brain ’shuts eyes’ to comprehend complex sounds


November 14th, 2007 - 8:29 am ICT by admin
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