brain health

Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface

Microsoft patents 'mind control' brain interface

These sensors would send neurological signals like the electroencephalogram (EEG) readings, which the device can decode to launch and operate compatible apps.
 

Jan 17, 2018, 12:59 PM IST
Hyper-sensitive brain network responsible for chronic headaches

Hyper-sensitive brain network responsible for chronic headaches

This abnormal hyper-sensitivity of brain networks, called Explosive Synchronization (ES), can be observed in other network phenomena as well across nature. 

Jan 13, 2018, 16:00 PM IST
Epileptic seizures maybe predictable with the help of brain patterns

Epileptic seizures maybe predictable with the help of brain patterns

The researchers show in the paper that when the highest-risk parts of a patient`s daily and long-term cycles of brain irritability overlap, seizures are nearly seven times more likely to occur than when the two cycles are mismatched.

Jan 09, 2018, 14:33 PM IST
Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

Exercising twice a week may improve cognition, memory in elderly

The level of exertion should be enough to work up a bit of a sweat but doesn't need to be so rigorous that you can't hold a conversation. 

Dec 28, 2017, 14:38 PM IST
Blueberry vinegar may help fight dementia: Study

Blueberry vinegar may help fight dementia: Study

Drugs to stop the breakdown of acetylcholine have been developed to fight dementia, but they often do not last long in the body and can be toxic to the liver.

Dec 22, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Exercising before an interview can boost brain power

Exercising before an interview can boost brain power

The findings have implications for older people in the early stages of dementia who may be less mobile, and for anyone else looking to gain a quick mental edge in their work.
 

Dec 22, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Salad consumption may keep your brain younger, healthier

Salad consumption may keep your brain younger, healthier

Over 10 years of follow-up, the rate of decline for those who ate the most leafy greens was slower by 0.05 standardised units per year than the rate for those who ate the least leafy greens. 

Dec 21, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
Pillion riders on motorcycle more vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries, says study

Pillion riders on motorcycle more vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries, says study

Traumatic brain injuries were the most common type of injury for drivers and passengers, the study found. But passengers experienced this more often, in 40 percent of cases, compared with 36 percent of cases for drivers, the researchers report in JAMA Surgery.

Dec 13, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Brain mechanism behind depression identified

Brain mechanism behind depression identified

For the study, the researchers used a new approach to measure the influence of one brain region on another, referred to as effective connectivity, in depression.
 

Dec 13, 2017, 15:57 PM IST
Atlas of developing human brain created

Atlas of developing human brain created

The findings may help researchers around the world understand the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability and schizophrenia.

Dec 08, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
First kid in the world to undergo double hand transplant experiences brain dysfunction

First kid in the world to undergo double hand transplant experiences brain dysfunction

This brain remapping that occurs after upper limb amputation is called massive cortical reorganization (MCR). 
 

Dec 08, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Air pollution may cause permanent damage to your child's brain: Unicef

Air pollution may cause permanent damage to your child's brain: Unicef

The report mentions that toxic air can also lead to anxiety disorder and may affect iq level and memory pattern in kids.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

UNICEF Report: Toxic air affects children's IQ level and memory pattern

UNICEF reports states toxic air severely affects children's brain development. Watch the video to know more.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:43 PM IST
How unhealthy weight gain could lead to dementia

How unhealthy weight gain could lead to dementia

Experts have hailed a new study as a wake-up call on the "life-threatening" health dangers of being fat.

Dec 03, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

Mental illness may pass from one generation to another, says study

Possible explanations include changes in the evacuees' parenting behaviour stemming from their childhood experience or epigenetic changes - chemical alterations in gene expression, without any changes to underlying DNA.

Nov 30, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

A gene, known as TH, involved in the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter known for reward-motivated behaviour, was found highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Interconnections within the brain defines your smartness

Interconnections within the brain defines your smartness

The difference in the intelligence of individuals go hand in hand with differences in the patterns of integration among functional modules of the brain, says a new finding.
 

Nov 23, 2017, 16:26 PM IST
Computer brain-training can reduce dementia in elderly by 29%: Study

Computer brain-training can reduce dementia in elderly by 29%: Study

A computerised brain training program reduces risk of dementia among older adults by 29 per cent, a 10-year study claims.

Nov 20, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

Boosting brain activity may protect from anxiety

The study found that people at-risk for anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a region of the brain responsible for complex mental operations.

Nov 19, 2017, 18:34 PM IST
Peanuts may keep you mentally agile, says study

Peanuts may keep you mentally agile, says study

Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process. 
 

Nov 16, 2017, 14:13 PM IST