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Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin

Eating fish and soaking up some sun may protect brain health, a new study suggests.

Strong beliefs can treat nicotine addiction

Harnessing addicts in a strong belief system can help induce physiological changes to reverse-engineer nicotine addiction, a study suggests.

Altering brain's food sense may achieve healthy ageing

Tweaking the brain in order to alter the perception of feeding state and achieve low-calorie intake may promote healthy ageing, finds an interesting study.

How brain adapts to fast-changing world
How brain adapts to fast-changing world

Our ability to respond to the challenges of the fast-changing world comes from our brains' ability to flexibly combine and repurpose the neural resources that evolution has provided us, researchers report.

Your brain shows which type of extrovert are you
Your brain shows which type of extrovert are you

A new study has mapped extroversion types in the brain's anatomy.

Learn about brain's decision-making from 'The Imitation Game'

 When taking simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II, a new study reveals.

Brain uses WW2 Enigma code-cracking method to make decisions
Brain uses WW2 Enigma code-cracking method to make decisions

A new study in animals at Columbia University has revealed that brain makes decisions with same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany's Enigma code during World War II.

How daydreaming can improve your task performance
How daydreaming can improve your task performance

A new study has revealed that daydreaming not just offers a welcome "mental escape" from boring tasks but it also helps in improving task performance.

Why some preteens are explorers and others are not revealed
Why some preteens are explorers and others are not revealed

A new study has revealed that brain processes differently for preteens who constantly seek new things and experiment than the non-explorer ones.

Eating late at night bad for your brain

Be warned if you have a strong urge to eat late at night for a new study shows that this could be bad for your brain.

Brain's seat of speech shuts down when we talk
Brain's seat of speech shuts down when we talk

A brain area, long recognised as the command centre for human speech, actually shuts down when we talk, scientists have found.

Brain goes silent when we talk loud

The part of the brain identified as the command centre for human speech does not actually work when we speak loudly, a study reveals.

This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'
This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'

Scientists have explained how our brain performs, what neuroscientists have termed as "mental time travel."

Adulthood begins at 25: Study

People do not become adults until the age of 25, suggests a new research which found that adolescent desires of sensation-seeking in the brain may last for longer than previously thought.

Diabetes may damage your brain

 Type 2 diabetes reduces quality of life and researchers have now found that it may also decrease certain cognitive abilities, known as executive functions.

Reduced blood flow to brain increases repeat stroke risk

Patients, who have low blood flow to the back of the brain, are at increased risk of recurrent stroke, a six-year-long trial has found.

Hormone-brain combo govern desire for sex
Hormone-brain combo govern desire for sex

If she is not in the mood tonight, do not just blame her for spoiling yours. New research suggests a woman's desire to make love is linked to how her hormones affect neurons in a particular brain area.

Plant extract fights brain tumour

Scientists have discovered in cell cultures, animal models and human tumour tissue that a harmless plant extract can be applied to treat Cushing Disease caused by a tumour.

Brain's GPS system influenced by environment's shape

Patterns created by the brain's grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, new research suggests.

Smoking thins vital part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of the outer layer of the brain involved in critical cognitive functions such as memory and language, a major new study has found.