Brain activity

Women have more active brains than men: Study

Women have more active brains than men: Study

A total of 128 brain regions were analysed for subjects at baseline and while performing a concentration task.

Aug 08, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Life after death? Patient's brain continues to function 10 minutes after death, baffling scientists!

Life after death? Patient's brain continues to function 10 minutes after death, baffling scientists!

The study was conducted with an aim to learn how a human body responds when taken off life support, which would further help answer questions regarding organ donation.

Mar 12, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Older adults who exercised showed good cardiac fitness levels which improved their memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers.

Jan 15, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Our brains' ability to process sound can act as a biological marker for traumatic brain injury while taking away the ambiguity and controversy out of diagnosing concussions and tracking recovery.

Dec 23, 2016, 20:52 PM IST
Manipulating brain activity can boost confidence: Study

Manipulating brain activity can boost confidence: Study

Self-confidence is an essential quality to succeed in the world, such as in business environments, politics or many other aspects of our everyday life, researchers said.

Dec 17, 2016, 19:00 PM IST
Google Glass-type device to soon read your brain

Google Glass-type device to soon read your brain

Using Google Glass, a team of researchers is developing a `smart` portable system that will use functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure a person`s brain activity on the go.

Aug 12, 2016, 14:39 PM IST
Here's how animals find their way in the dark

Here's how animals find their way in the dark

The study conducted in larval zebrafish, the team analysed the relationship between spontaneous brain activity and spontaneous behaviour.

Mar 24, 2016, 14:21 PM IST
How to expand brain awareness and hack experiences!

How to expand brain awareness and hack experiences!

There have been innumerable debates on the human brain and its role – and the existence of 'consciousness' as an independent element.

Jan 07, 2016, 12:22 PM IST

Therapy linked to brain activity in personality disorder

According to researchers, these findings suggest that TFP may potentially facilitate symptom improvement in BPD.

Dec 13, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

What triggers desire in women to pop 'female Viagra'

In trying to understand how "female Viagra" will affect the brain of women users, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that when brain metabolism dipped in monkeys during tests, desire went up in them for popping "female Viagra".

Dec 11, 2015, 16:38 PM IST

Chronic fatigue linked to abnormal brain connectivity at rest

The researchers used two methods: comparing data on resting-state brain networks; and analyzing cerebral blood flow in selected brain regions.

Nov 01, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Exercise may help preserve mental sharpness in oldies

 A new study has revealed about the connection between fitness level, brain activity and executive function in older adults.

Sep 12, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

Expectations shape infants' brains: Study

 Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, shows research.

Jul 21, 2015, 14:56 PM IST
We can be trained to 'follow our hearts'

We can be trained to 'follow our hearts'

A team of researchers has studied whether volunteers can be trained to follow their heartbeat and also whether it is possible to identify from brain activity how good they were at estimating their performance.

Apr 21, 2015, 10:54 AM IST

Can near-death brain signals save cardiac arrest patients?

 Despite the loss of consciousness and absence of signs of life in case of sudden cardiac arrest, a storm of brain activity erupts as the heart deteriorates and plays a surprising destabilising role in heart function, says research.

Apr 07, 2015, 15:25 PM IST
Now, a test to know for sure if you are in love!

Now, a test to know for sure if you are in love!

Want to be sure if you are actually in love or not? Now there's a test for that!

Mar 16, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Want to quit smoking? Do it gradually

If you made a new year resolution to no longer take those tobacco puffs, tweak your plans a bit as a new study says that it's better to quit smoking gradually rather than at once.

Jan 28, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Smartphone touchscreen use leads to greater brain activity

More touchscreen use in the recent past translates directly into greater brain activity when the thumbs and other fingertips are touched, researchers found.

Dec 24, 2014, 13:39 PM IST

Why some smokers get back to smoking after kicking the butt

 A new study has examined that brain activity in humans predict chances of relapsing after people quit smoking.

Dec 04, 2014, 11:18 AM IST

Unravelling the process of going to sleep

Sleeping is a gradual process and researchers have now developed a method to estimate the dynamic changes in brain activity and behaviour during the transition from wakefulness to sleep.

Nov 21, 2014, 13:07 PM IST