New technique to map human brain in finer detail
New technique to map human brain in finer detail

A new technology developed by researchers at a Swiss institute can map the human brain in unprecedented detail without distorting the architecture of the brain.

Diet rich in fat and sugar leads to loss of cognitive flexibility

It is being claimed that diet high in fat and sugar causes changes in gut bacteria, which leads to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility in comparison to a normal diet.

Memory of colour shades: How our brains 'misremember' hues

 A new study has suggested that we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic hues.

These body fats play integral role in human brain growth, function

A new research has revealed that there are certain special fats that are found in blood and are essential for human brain growth and function.

Now, youthful vigor can be restored to adult brains

It is said that adult brain's connections are hard to change, but as per a new study, it turns out that it is possible to restore the flexibility of the juvenile brain to the adult brain.

New 'memristor' technology can bring brain-like computing closer to reality

A team of Northwestern researchers has accomplished a new step forward in electronics that can bring brain-like computing closer to reality.

Are grapes sour? How brain decodes taste
Are grapes sour? How brain decodes taste

Researchers have discovered how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain.

Optical fibres show promise for brain-like computer

Using optical fibres made of speciality glass, the researchers from the University of Southampton in Britain have shown that computers that function like the human brain could soon become a reality.

Brain treats real, imaginary objects similarly
Brain treats real, imaginary objects similarly

Wondered how great archer Arjuna hit the bird's eye with his arrow with such precision. Thanks to an in-built mechanism in the brain.

Mud may have preserved 'oldest human brain' for 2500 years

A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say.

Genetic links found to size of brain structures

In a significant finding, an international team of scientists has discovered five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain.

How human brain ignores distractions to concentrate revealed

 Scientists have convincingly identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain, the lateral prefrontal cortex, that interact with one another to promptly filter visual information while at the same time ignoring distractions.

New technique to show how brain works

Scientists from University of Southampton have developed a new technique to mark individual brain cells to help improve the understanding of how brain works.

New insights into human nervous system's evolution
New insights into human nervous system's evolution

Biologists at Heidelberg University announced Tuesday that nerve cell centralisation does begin in multicellular animals.

Restoring 'lost memories' may be possible

A new study has revealed that it might be possible now to restore lost memories, as it provided proof contradicting the idea that long-term memory is stored at synapses.

Brain has weak spot for Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

 The human brain has a fragile spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, a study involving 484 healthy people aged between eight and 85 years has found.

Gateway to human memory in brain identified

An international team has successfully determined with a level of precision never achieved before the location in the brain where memories are generated.

Thank prehistoric conflict for collaboration, intelligence in humans

A new research has revealed that prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration.

Cradle of memories in brain discovered

A team of researchers has determined the location, where memories are generated with a level of precision never achieved before.

How brain perceives taste
How brain perceives taste

A new study has helped researchers discover the longstanding secret behind how human brain perceives taste.