Brain structure

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

The study compared the relative brain costs of 22 species.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Lead author Yo Oishi said that the classic somnogen adenosine is a strong candidate for evoking the sleep effect in the nucleus accumbens.

Oct 01, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Depression may change brain structure

Depression may change brain structure

According to study, white matter, which enables brain to communicate, is reduced in people who suffer from the blues.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
Learning with music can change brain structure: Study

Learning with music can change brain structure: Study

Using musical cues to learn a physical task positively impacts parts of the brain that process sound and control movement, according to a new study.

Jul 08, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Dysfunction in brain structure can lead to Huntington's disease: Study

Dysfunction in brain structure can lead to Huntington's disease: Study

A new study has identified a link between Huntington's disease and dysfunction in a section of brain structures that are critical for movement and impulse control.

Dec 26, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

COPD may change brain structure

All study participants underwent an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility check to obtain structural brain images.

Feb 10, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

Hallucinations linked to changed structures in brain

People diagnosed with schizophrenia who are prone to hallucinations are likely to have structural differences in a key region of their brain than healthy individuals and people with schizophrenia who do not hallucinate, says a new study.

Nov 22, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Study links hallucinations in Schizophrenia to brain structure differences

A new study suggests that there is a difference between the length of a brain fold found in the frontal lobe for people diagnosed with schizophrenia who have hallucinations as compared to those who don’t.

Nov 18, 2015, 09:20 AM IST
Your brain structure depends on how trusting you are of others

Your brain structure depends on how trusting you are of others

 A new study has revealed that brain structure depends on how trusting people are of others.

Mar 22, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

Diaper compound to help scientists see tissues clearly

A modified form of the super-absorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand brain structures to four and a half times their original size, a recent study shows.

Jan 24, 2015, 12:15 PM IST
Media multi-tasking could change brain structure

Media multi-tasking could change brain structure

Jumping from screen to screen - using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices simultaneously - could be changing the structure of your brain, impacting your cognition and social and emotional well-being, says a study.

Sep 25, 2014, 13:48 PM IST

Brain structure can anticipate people's risk-taking attitude

A new study has claimed that the size of the parietal cortex in the brain could help predict the risk-taking spectrum of people.

Sep 11, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

Why fat people tend to overeat

Triggers such as the smell of popcorn at a movie theatre or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people due to differences in brain chemistry, says a study.

Sep 10, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

Why some people avoid taking risks

If the very thought of taking risks gives you goose bumps, it could be due to your brain structure, says a study.

Sep 10, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

High blood pressure in middle age could affect memory in old age

A new research has found that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking.

Jun 05, 2014, 12:34 PM IST

Acupuncture normalizes brain structure following heroin relapse

Researchers have found that the structure of the ventral tegmental area in heroin relapse patients gradually normalizes after acupuncture treatment.

Apr 11, 2014, 15:57 PM IST

It`s official! Men do have bigger brains than women

Researchers at Cambridge University has conducted the first meta-analysis into sex differences in brain structure after reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research.

Feb 12, 2014, 11:39 AM IST

Heavy marijuana use linked to Schizophrenia

A new study has found that teens who smoked marijuana regularly for three years have abnormal changes in the brain structure and poor working memory.

Dec 16, 2013, 22:07 PM IST

Brain structure may reveal if you will suffer from chronic low back pain or not

The structure of the brain may help predict whether a person is going to suffer from chronic low back pain or not, according to a study.

Sep 18, 2013, 09:33 AM IST

Cocaine may alter the brain within hours

Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found.

Aug 26, 2013, 18:04 PM IST