Brain's response to others' good news depends on empathy

 The way our brain responds to others' good fortune is linked to how empathetic people report themselves to be, according to new research.

Sex change hormonal treatment reshapes brain chemistry

 Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment can not only shift a recipient's physical appearance to that of the opposite sex but also alter brain chemistry, says a new study.

Digitally building a piece of brain

 Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, have been trying to digitally reconstruct a section of juvenile rat brain.

Non-invasive 'brain palpation' may detect Alzheimer's

 The brain cannot be palpated without using a highly invasive procedure, but researchers have now developed a noninvasive brain imaging method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that provides the same information as physical palpation.

One neuron may have over 1,000 mutations

A new research has found that a single neuron in a normal adult brain has more than a thousand genetic mutations.

Decoded: How brain perceives social threat interactions

In a first, scientists have recorded a glimpse of the brain remembering and recalling the memory of negative social interactions.

High-fructose diet hampers recovery from brain injury

 A diet high in processed foods which are often sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup may impair the brains' ability to heal after serious head injury, warn researchers.

Action video games best for improving attention skill, cognitive functions, says SAGE study

A new study has revealed that action-packed video games improve brain function.

Recipe for a working mini-brain is here

 A team of US researchers has described how to make an inexpensive, working - but not thinking - miniature brain for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants or to experiment with how stem cells work in the lab.

Are you positive about life? Thank your brain first
Are you positive about life? Thank your brain first

 If you are generally positive about life and inspires others too to lead a happy life, chances are that you harbour a special set of brain connections not found in people with negative thoughts, researchers report.

Large study on how substance use affects young brains launched

 The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain.

Childhood brain tumours affect working memory of survivors

 Survivors of childhood brain tumours have lower working memory performance in adulthood compared to healthy adults, new research has found.

Neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown

From brain, to fat, to weight loss, a new study has revealed the neural mechanism responsible for fat breakdown.

How brain encodes memory of time and place
How brain encodes memory of time and place

Neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have identified a brain circuit that processes the “when” and “where” components of memory.

Brain control helps paralysed man walk again

 In a world's first such experiment, scientists have used non-invasive direct brain control system to get a person - with complete paralysis in both legs owing to spinal cord injury - to walk again.

Cultivate optimism with your brain`s help to lessen anxiety

If you are feeling anxious, then you may want to check your orbitofrontal cortex and cultivate your optimism.

How brain progresses towards Alzheimer's Disease

A new research has shed light on brain's progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's-type dementia by showing the typical patterns.

Sense of smell may tell how much longer you will live

A team of researchers has revealed that they were able to predict whether worms would live long by measuring how they move towards an appealing, food-like scent.

Junk food may shrink your brain: Study

The part of the brain believed to be integral to learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people who regularly consume unhealthy foods such as sweet drinks, salty snacks and processed meats.

Brain mechanisms behind multitasking identified
Brain mechanisms behind multitasking identified

 Researchers have identified the regions and mechanisms in the brain that allow people to multitask, an advance that may lead to better treatments for conditions such as autism, dementia or schizophrenia.