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Technique ‘poised to untangle brain’s complexity’ developed


April 11th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): Researchers have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain.They have developed a technique to map both the connections and functions ... Read more...

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How blind people can better process sound


March 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the part of the brain that normally works with our eyes to process vision and space perception can actually rewire itself to process sound ... 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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Bionic eye to help the blind ’see’


November 27th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 27 (ANI): Researchers at Australia's National ICT Centre for Excellence (NICTA) have developed a bionic eye in collaboration with Bionic Vision Australia and University of New South Wales.The microchip will ... Read more...

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Gender bender: A face can be both male, female


November 25th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Gender, like beauty, lies in the eyes of the beholder, it seems. A study shows that even if you are male, your face may appear to be that ... 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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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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Scientists get closer to understanding how brain’s ‘hearing center’ works


October 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken a step closer in unravelling the mystery-how our aural world is based on the frequencies of sounds.A team of scientists led by Anthony Zador of ... 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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Neurons could inspire next generation of computers


July 24th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Scientists are studying the way nerve cells communicate - a step that could inspire the next generation of computers.Computer scientist Dr Thomas Wennekers from the University of Plymouth ... Read more...

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Why babies’ brains are flexible


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered why a baby's brain is particularly flexible and why it easily changes- it is because the brains still has to grow.Researchers from the Bernstein Network ... Read more...

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Ball lightning ‘just a hallucination caused by regular lightning’


May 15th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Hallucinations caused by overstimulated brains could be the reason behind the mysterious floating blobs of light known as ball lightning, a new study suggests.Although many eyewitnesses have reported ... Read more...

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Temporary hearing deprivation can lead to ‘lazy ear’


March 11th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Relatively short-term hearing deprivation during childhood may lead to a form of "lazy ear" that affects long-term hearing, says a new study.The research, published by Cell Press in ... Read more...

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All languages are created in the same brain areas


February 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Be it American Sign Language or English, language is created in the same areas of the brain, claim scientists.Karen Emmorey, a professor of speech language at San Diego ... Read more...

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How the brain tells you if he or she is sexy


February 13th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): When judging who's hot or not, brain regions associated with higher functions, such as understanding the intentions of others and self-awareness, light up, scans show.The study implies ... Read more...

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Neural thermostat that keeps brain running efficiently found


January 14th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists from Yale University claim to have found a neural thermostat that helps brain run efficiently.The neuronal thermostat regulates activity in the visual cortex, while processing a flood ... Read more...

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Soon, flexible retinal implants to restore vision


December 15th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists from Stanford University in California have developed what they call 'flexible retinal implant' that would help restore vision of people with certain forms of visual impairment.According to ... Read more...

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Scientists extract images from people’s thoughts


November 30th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): Impossible as it may seem, but a scientist has succeeded in pulling an image out of a person's brain.In a recent experiment, Dr. Jack Gallant of the UCB ... Read more...

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Molecular brakes that affect brain plasticity identified


November 28th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Even brain needs a set of molecular brakes that stabilize its circuitry during development, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.In fact, the researchers also ... Read more...

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Response to approaching footsteps in the dark is hard-wired in our brains


October 16th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): The rapid response to approaching footsteps in the dark is hard-wired in the brain, say researchers.The study showed that changes in the visual cortex boost brain's sensitivity primed ... Read more...

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Learning changes the brain’s circuitry


October 9th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): When a person learns a new task, there is a measurable change in his or her spontaneous brain activity, earlier believed to be "white noise", according to researchers ... Read more...

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Partially blind people can ‘unconsciously’ sense others’ facial expressions


September 29th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 29 (ANI): A study by an international team of researchers has shown that partially blind people can "unconsciously" sense the facial expressions of others.Led by Marco Tamietto and Beatrice de ... Read more...

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Mobile infants can see looming danger


September 25th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 25 (IANS) Do infants only start to crawl once they are able to see impending danger? Their ability to see whether an object is approaching on a direct collision course ... Read more...

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Mobile infants can see looming danger


September 25th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): Infants' abilities to see whether an object is nearing them, and to judge when it is likely to collide, develops around the time they become more mobile, according ... Read more...

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Attention lights up brain’s sensory signals even in background noise


September 24th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): When we pay attention on something, the sensory signals in our brains make themselves heard even in background noise, according to a new study by researchers at the ... Read more...

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Cheerful outlook helps you see a larger vision


June 4th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 4 (IANS) Beware of bad moods as they can worsen the way you perceive the world, says a new study. "Specifically our study shows that when in a positive mood, ... Read more...

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How brain waves fire in unison while paying attention


May 29th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): While the neurons in human brains are known to start firing in unison when a person pays attention, scientists have now found the brain centre that controls this ... Read more...

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‘Singing brains’ offer hope for better epilepsy, schizophrenia treatments


May 20th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A team of scientists at Cardiff University, led by an Indian origin boffin, has discovered that studying the way a person's brain 'sings' could shed light on conditions ... Read more...

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Disrupted gene causes severe mental retardation


May 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) A disrupted gene triggers severe mental retardation known as the Angelman Syndrome, according to a new study. The syndrome is one of a small family of single gene, autism-related, ... Read more...

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How a single gene causes severe mental retardation


May 11th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): Experiments on mice conducted by scientists at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have significant insights into how a single disrupted gene can cause ... Read more...

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How the brain handles words


April 30th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): How the brain gives meaning to letters on a page has been a mystery for scientists. Now, a new study has tried to solve the puzzle.Neuroscientists at Georgetown ... Read more...

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Brain control ‘memory’ via a region that grabs images


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A special region of the brain's visual cortex, which is in charge of distinguishing between background and foreground images, called V2, is what makes brain cells remember things, ... Read more...

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Video action games do improve vision: Study


March 30th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Video games involving high levels of action, as in shooting games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to latest research. The ability to discern subtle differences in shades ... Read more...

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Brain perceives optical illusions as real motion


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Ever wondered why the concentric circles of the famous Rotating Snakes look like theyre moving even when the image is static? Well, Japanese researchers have got the ... Read more...

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Blood surge in brain region doesnt always match neural activity


January 29th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): In what may have implications for future brain scan experiments, an Indian-origin researcher has revealed that contrary to popular belief, a blood surge in a certain brain ... Read more...

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