Neuroscience

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Do you find yourself grumpy and less alert in the afternoon hours as opposed to the morning hours?

Aug 22, 2017, 23:34 PM IST

Preemies at greater risk of mental illness

One of every nine infants in the United States is born early and, thus, with increased risk of cognitive difficulties, problems with motor skills, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders and anxiety.

Oct 19, 2015, 08:18 AM IST

Self-control may weaken memory

Our ability to inhibit an action or override an inclination while doing another task may affect memory and attention.

Aug 27, 2015, 16:30 PM IST

Sleep in side positions to avoid Alzheimer's

Developing a simple practice of sleeping in the side-position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or stomach, may help you reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological disorders.

Aug 09, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

'Ouch zone' in brain identified

Oxford scientists have identified an area in the brain directly related to pain intensity, that can be switched off in patients suffering from uncontrollable pain.

Mar 13, 2015, 15:27 PM IST
Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide

Brain myths hampering teaching worldwide

Myths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, noted a study that called for better communication between neuroscientists and educators.

 

Oct 19, 2014, 17:00 PM IST
How human brain works while unlocking a door revealed

How human brain works while unlocking a door revealed

Scientists recently discovered that there is a specific network in the human brain that helps people in using different tools or perform complex actions like inserting a key in lock.

Oct 05, 2014, 13:30 PM IST
Brain 'biomarker' to highlight risky financial behaviour

Brain 'biomarker' to highlight risky financial behaviour

What might be considered to be the first stable 'biomarker' for financial risk-attitudes, grey matter volume of a region in the right posterior parietal cortex of the brain is significantly predictive of individual risk attitudes, says a study.

Sep 13, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

How bats track their targets in cluttered scenes revealed

A study has provided a new insight into how bats focus on their targets such as bugs through the trees in the dark of night.

Aug 16, 2014, 12:44 PM IST

`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.

Jun 10, 2014, 15:43 PM IST

US experts urge focus on ethics in brain research

Ethics must be considered early and often as the field of modern neuroscience forges ahead, to avoid repeating a dark period in history when lobotomies were common, experts said Wednesday.

May 14, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Memory boosting pills harmful for your kid`s brain

Do you often give memory boosting `smart` pills to your children to increase attention span and memory to stay awake and score high in exams? Stop this as such drugs pose special risks to the developing brain of young adults, researchers warn.

May 14, 2014, 15:03 PM IST

Why people tend to put on weight

A new study has revealed that a protein in the brain helps regulate food intake and body weight.

Jan 08, 2014, 13:36 PM IST

Pill to fight cocaine addiction closer to reality

A pill that could help kick cocaine addiction by altering the way brain processes chemical addiction may be closer to reality, scientists say.

Dec 27, 2013, 18:55 PM IST

Study unlocks mysteries about Alzheimer`s

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

Dec 24, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Women find men with deep voices more attractive

Women are more attracted to men with masculine, low-pitched voices, even though they are more likely to cheat, a new study has found.

Oct 17, 2013, 16:16 PM IST

Estrogen`s role in memory formation revealed

A researchers is trying to uncover the details of estrogen`s role in memory formation.

Sep 19, 2013, 12:40 PM IST

How human brain regulates emotion and mood

A team of researchers has discovered a brain molecule that is responsible for regulating human emotion and mood.

Aug 07, 2013, 11:40 AM IST

Drinking water can make your brain 14% faster

Drinking water can sharpen your mind, a new study has revealed.

Jul 19, 2013, 08:45 AM IST

Science behind making ordinary men geniuses revealed

A neuropsychologist from Sydney is working to unlock extraordinary potential in ordinary minds.

Jul 11, 2013, 16:30 PM IST