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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.

Self-control may weaken memory

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

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.

'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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Study unlocks mysteries about Alzheimer`s

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

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.

Estrogen`s role in memory formation revealed

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

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.

Drinking water can make your brain 14% faster

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

Science behind making ordinary men geniuses revealed

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

Discovery may lead to treatments for cocaine addiction

Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug.