Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.

Adolescents` brains process sugar differently than adults`: Study

A new study has revealed that adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains.

Microchip that would make your PC work like human brain!

Distressed at the slow speed of your personal computer? Here comes a microchip that would give your PC a speed that is 9,000 faster than an average one.

Microchip that would make your PC work like human brain!

Distressed at the slow speed of your personal computer? Here comes a microchip that would give your PC a speed that is 9,000 faster than an average one.

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.

Humans are born with basic fundamental knowledge of language

A new study has revealed that humans are in fact born with the basic fundamental knowledge of language.

Human brains `hard-wired` to link visual cues with body motion

A new study suggests that human brains are "hard-wired" to link what one sees and does.

We make our best memories by age 25

Older than 25? You have already made your most important memories!

Scientists aim to map entire human brain

Scientists are planning an ambitious project to map the human brain down to each neuron and the molecules that make it work.

Common infections may cause memory decline

Exposure to common infections is linked to memory and brain function - even if the infections never made you ill, a new research has warned.

Scientists identify gene crucial for brain development

Neuroscientists have found the "off switch" that plays a crucial role in nerve cell formation, according to a new study.

Brain slices shed new light on iconic memory patient!

A man who became the centre of memory research for over 50 years after parts of his brains were removed to treat a peculiar form of amnesia is back in news.

Unique brain area that makes us human identified

Oxford University researchers have identified an area of the human brain that is known to be intimately involved in some of the most advanced planning and decision-making processes that we think of as being especially human.

Omega-3 fatty acids can protect against ageing brain

Women who include foods rich in fatty acids in their diet can look forward to a nimble mind even in old age, according to a new study.

Greater experience and not cognitive decline makes older brains slower

Researchers have claimed that older brains become slow due to greater experience and not cognitive decline.

Brain on autopilot as you daydream

At work, while replying to an important email, you suddenly start planning your weekend or thinking about next holiday.

Brain can process images in a jiffy!

In as less as 13 milliseconds, the human brain can process a dozen images flashed in front of you!

Study unlocks mysteries about Alzheimer`s

Scientists have shed light on the three essential puzzles regarding Alzheimer`s, a science journal reported.

Girls mature faster than boys due to early brain re-organizing

Our brains undergo major reorganisation reducing the connections in the brain as we grow older and this re-organizing starts earlier in girls during their teenage year, according to a new study.

How humans take difficult decisions decoded

Heads or tails? Random fluctuations in the brain determine how we make decisions when faced with two equally appealing options, scientists say.