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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Brain activity found in girl declared brain-dead in California

An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.

Aggressive people's brains react lesser to violent media

A new research has found that people with aggressive traits react differently to exposure to violence.

How people's brain get synchronised during movies
How people's brain get synchronised during movies

Know what happens inside people's brain when they watch movies together in a theatre? Their brain activity gets synchronised as they watch intense scenes.

New technology controls brain activity with light-sensitive protein

Scientists have revealed that a new technology, Optogenetics, allowing them to control brain activity by shining light on neurons and relies on light-sensitive protein s that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells.

Brain activity explains why kicking the butt is hard for some

Researchers have identified an aspect of brain activity which may help explain why for some cigarette smokers, strategies to aid quitting work well, while for many others no method seems to work.

`Free will` may stem from brain noise

Our ability to make choices - and sometimes mistakes - might arise from random fluctuations in the brain`s background electrical noise, according to a new study.

How memories are born

Researchers have said that by tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment they can mark the birth of a memory.

How we store our recollections

Researchers have identified the nature of brain activity offers new insights into how we store our recollections.

Now, headband to `read` your mind

Scientists are developing a headband that can read brain activity and connect with a computer to determine whether the wearer is bored, fatigued, or sharp.

Why some people remember dreams decoded!

Scientists have found that an information-processing hub in the brain is more active in people who can remember their dreams.

Liars find it more rewarding to tell truth than fib

Liars find it more rewarding to tell the truth rather than lying when deceiving others, a new research has found.

How our brain makes sense of situations never encountered before

Researchers have said that they may now know about the mechanism that our brain uses to make sense of novel situations.

People being `right-brained` or `left-brained` myth debunked

Researchers have claimed that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained.

Why familiar lifts are easier to operate than new ones

Researchers have tried to unravel what makes our brain switch between habitual and goal-directed actions.