Bats use brain just like humans: Study
Bats use brain just like humans: Study

Just like humans, bats also use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds, a new study has found.

'Bedtime stories' may foster brain buildout supporting reading readiness in kids

A new study has shown association between reading to young children and brain activity.

New insight into how brain makes memories

Researchers have gained fresh insights into the changes at molecular and cellular level in the brain while forming memories.

Air pollution bad for your brain too

Long-term exposure to fine particle air pollution may cause subtle structural changes in the brain that increase risks of poor cognitive function and dementia, says a study.

How our brain decodes sound
How our brain decodes sound

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes.

Exposure to air pollution for long could damage your brain

If you are a middle aged or older, and are exposed to polluted air longer durations, you may be at risk of damaging your brain.

How fat controls energy levels in brain

While being overweight can bring a lot of trouble, an optimal amount of fat in your body may actually benefit as researchers have found that a key enzyme produced by fat helps the brain maintain its energy levels.

Cannabis use may lead to false memories

Even as the medicinal values of cannabis are hotly debated the world over, chronic use of the drug can make you remember things that actually never happened, warns a study.

Babies and adults feel pain alike

In the world's first study, which used MRI used to analyze infant pain, scientists have found that babies' feel pain just like adults.

Allowing families to watch emergency surgery not harmful

Drawing the curtains for family members of cardiac arrest victims as doctors and nurses perform an emergency procedure hardly yields any benefit, says new research.

'Game-changing' new method to treat stroke

Removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, in combination with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain and may result in better long term outcomes, a new study has found.

Study links gene to thinking skills

A group of researchers have found that genes might be linked to a person's quick thinking skills in his or her middle and later life, a study by the University of Edinburgh says.

New treatment holds best option for stroke patient

For its ability to reduce the incidence of disability, a procedure called endovascular therapy (ET) could be the best option for many stroke sufferers, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin doctor.

Sugary drinks hamper body's normal stress response

Do you always pick up a soda can from the refrigerator every time you feel a little stressed?

Sleep disturbance can hamper your kid's memory

Children with sleep problems may find it harder to learn and remember new lessons, says a new research.

Here's how brain processes athletic and monetary successes

A new study has indicated that the brain works very similarly upon soccer goals and financial wins.

Vitamin E deficiency can damage brain

Eating diets rich in vitamin E can help you stay sharp as researchers have found that deficiency of this vitamin may cause damage to brain cells.

Know why some people are slow learners

Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others take longer? That is because the neural activity in quick learners is different from that in slow learners, reveals a study.

Cannabis can cure cancer and even shrink brain tumours

A new study has examined that Marijuana can kill cancer cells and even shrink brain tumours.

Using your iPhone in front of the TV is bad for your brain

A new study has revealed that using multiple gadgets at the same time is bad for your brain and can even lower your IQ.