Children inherit parents' anxiety too

Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children.

How new memories are formed in brain decoded

Neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a new study has found, paving the way for new methods to fight Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

Depression shrinks people's brain

Chronic and repeated episodes of depression can shrink the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, an international study has revealed.

 REM sleep key for young brain development
REM sleep key for young brain development

Young human brains go through critical periods when vision, speech, language, motor skills, social skills and other higher cognitive functions are being developed.

Electrical stimulation reverse spinal cord injury

 A short-term electrical nerve stimulation therapy can reverse spinal cord injury-associated nerve damage, potentially improving the benefits of current and emerging rehabilitation treatment.

Our brain has a map for social navigation

The brain region that helps us remember locations and distances can also guide us how emotionally close we are to others, a study has found.

Males influence infant's brain before pregnancy

Males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brain even before pregnancy starts, says a study.

How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you age

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age.

Fear of death makes people ultra sensitive

 Scientists have shown what happens inside our brain when we think our life may be over.

Special protein in brain may up stroke risk

A special protein found in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may increase the risk of stroke, find researchers.

Brain scans to help people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Researchers have found that brain scans can predict who responds best to certain treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the long term.

Brain scans to help people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Researchers have found that brain scans can predict who responds best to certain treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in the long term.

3D models of neuron to help Parkinson's patients

 In a major step towards development of personalised drugs for Parkison's patients, researchers have managed to grow three dimensional models of cells that are lost with the progress of the disease.

How first impressions are formed quickly by our brains

A new study has revealed how our brains can form first impressions quickly.

Language map of brain to restore language redrawn

A language map of brain that will help develop better therapies to restore language has been redrawn, says new research.

Scratching an itch is fruitful: Study

The pleasure that you receive by scratching an itch is due to "overactivity" in the areas of the brain involved in motor control and reward processing, says a new research.

Here's how sleep affects memory

 A new study has integrated neuroscience and psychological research to reveal how sleep is more complex than previously imagined.

Even when brain shrinks with age, cells' density remains constant

 A new study has revealed that cell density remains constant even though the brain shrinks with age.

Why we can't recall the exact colour we saw

 Do you know that although we can see millions of colours, but can remember only the few basic ones?

Here's how our brains help us navigate in the dark

A new study, with the help of virtual reality, has shed new light on how people navigate in the dark.