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NAVVIS to help navigate building interiors


September 18th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 18 (IANS) NAVVIS, a visual technology developed in Germany can help us navigate interiors of building, relying on a special location recognition system and it is suitable for ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep can slow you down


July 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) If you sleep only for five to six hours, it is bound to affect your work negatively. Experts recommend eight hours of sleep for ideal health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

China monitoring its 4,000 islands


May 11th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China has launched a monitoring programme through which it is collecting visual information of its about 4,000 islands lying around the country, a report said.According to ... Read more...

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Night blindness cured in mice with special cells


April 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) British scientists have shown for the first time that transplanting special cells into the eyes of visually impaired mice can restore their night vision, an experiment ... Read more...

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Impulsive kids hooked on video games


February 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) Impulsive children with a poor attention span play more video games, while other kids who are hooked on video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention ... Read more...

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iPads help ‘blind’ children see


October 7th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Children hampered by poor vision could change the way they communicate by using an iPad.A University of Kansas team gave the tablet computers to a group ... Read more...

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Brain’s response to sadness can cause depression relapse


May 31st, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) The brains of people who have been depressed can show whether they are likely to relapse, especially if they are experiencing mild sadness. "Part of what ... Read more...

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Scientists clue into why people suffer poor self-image


May 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Scientists have clued on into why some people suffer a poor self-image, seeing themselves as disfigured and ugly even though they may be good looking.The condition ... Read more...

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Blind can develop bat-like sonar to see


May 26th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Blind people can develop 'sonar', learning to navigate like bats by 'seeing' objects from sounds reflected off them.Some become so skillful at listening to the returning ... Read more...

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Brain key to near-perfect visual search


May 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Mammals survive in the wild because they can see and evade predators lurking in the shadowy bushes. This ability to recognise target objects surrounded by distracters ... Read more...

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Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, nanorods to improve how visual display of information


March 15th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A tiny, nanoscale-size rod of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why the blind have a superior sense of touch


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have discovered why blind people tend to have a superior sense of touch.The team of Robert ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the brain compresses visual info


February 11th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A Johns Hopkins study has shed light on how the brain compresses visual information to understand it.A team, led by neuroscientists Ed Connor and Kechen Zhang, found that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study may provide clues to treating a variety of mental disorders


January 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by the University of Missouri Brain Imaging Center (BIC) may provide researchers clues to treating a variety of mental disorders.In an effort to understand ... Read more...

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Why stress, anxiety may be both good and bad for your brain


January 20th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study explains why stress and anxiety may be both a boon as well as a bane for your brain."That edge sounds good. It sounds adaptive. It ... Read more...

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New prosthetic device offers to hope to the visually impaired


November 19th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to millions of people who have lost their sight through retinal degeneration.A prosthetic device capable of deciphering the code that allows the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fast-paced video games boost ability to concentrate


November 19th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Action packed video games are often blamed for encouraging violent behaviour but they actually help players develop superior visual attention, says a new study.This mental skill helps ... Read more...

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How video games can enhance our visual attention


November 18th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Action packed video games, often accused of being distracting, can enhance visual attention, the ability that allows us to focus on relevant visual information, according to a new ... Read more...

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Brain gym ‘cuts chances of crashes by 50pc’ in elderly drivers


November 11th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Elderly people who take brain training sessions avoid the risk of car collision by half in comparison to their untrained fellows.Though the training didn't directly relate to driving ... Read more...

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Brain’s ability to ‘pay attention’ diminishes with age


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 03 (ANI): A new study has suggested that visual attention-the brain's ability to selectively filter unattended or unwanted information from reaching awareness-weakens with age, leaving elder people incapable of sifting ... Read more...

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People who are blind perceive touch faster than those with normal vision


October 27th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that people who are blind from birth are able to detect tactile information faster than people with normal vision.A group of researchers led by ... 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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Neurons guide decision-making by casting votes


October 9th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with a choice and triggers an action once that evidence reaches a tipping point."Psychological models of ... Read more...

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Boffins advice golfers to putt with a ‘Quiet Eye’


July 13th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Exeter have a piece of timely advice for pros taking that crucial putt at the upcoming British Open - keep your eye ... Read more...

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Why kids confuse letters ‘b’ and ‘d’ while learning to write


July 9th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): A new study shows why kids confuse letters such as 'b' with 'd' - mirror images - while learning how to write.Stanislas Dehaene of INSERM, the National Institute ... Read more...

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Brains can see sans the sight


June 24th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Blind people think about dealing with an object just like those with vision, says a new study.The researchers said that people, who have lost their vision think about ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tool manipulation similar among blind and sighted


June 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Blind people think about manipulating tools in the same regions of the brain as do the people who can see, says a study. The researchers say this adds ... Read more...

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Simple eye test measures damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center claim that a quick, painless eye measurement shows promise as a way to diagnose multiple sclerosis in its very early stages, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Americans turn to Al-Jazeera for raw images of war: Study


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Phoenix, Apr 20(ANI): A new study has found that most of those who use the English-language Al-Jazeera website are from the U.S., Canada, the U.K and Australia.According to the study by Shahira ... Read more...

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Bee’s tiny brain marvel of evolutionary engineering


January 4th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 4 (IANS) The tiny seed-sized brain of the honey bee is such an evolutionary marvel that it can estimate the exact energy expenditure while foraging for pollen. "To make honey, ... Read more...

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How blind people fearlessly cross busy roads


November 19th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Wondering how blind people appear to fearlessly navigate busy sidewalks or roads with just a cane? Well, UCLA researchers claim to have found the answer for you.They have ... Read more...

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Fetal tissue helps restore partial vision in the blind


October 21st, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have successfully improved vision in people with blinding eye diseases by transplanting fetal tissue in the eye.Another experiment showed that retinal prosthesis could ... Read more...

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Virtual reality training programme to make rugby players perform more efficiently


October 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A new virtual reality training programme created at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, could help rugby players to perform efficiently and improve their chances of success.Team members ... Read more...

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Retinal implant could help restore part of vision


September 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a retinal implant for people who have lost their vision. The retinal prosthesis may help restore some vision ... Read more...

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