Man with 'disconnected' brain, alive and kicking at 88!

This may sound and read unbelievable but there is an elderly man whose brain has no neural fibre connection between his two hemispheres!

How people's brain get synchronised during movies
How people's brain get synchronised during movies

Know what happens inside people's brain when they watch movies together in a theatre? Their brain activity gets synchronised as they watch intense scenes.

New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

In a first, researchers have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain.

Why domestication makes animals tamer

Domestication primarily involves small changes in many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system, leading to behavioural changes in animals, showed a study that looked into rabbit domestication.

How movement affects hearing

Ever wondered why we stop moving when we carefully want to listen to someone? This, scientists have found, is not just to prevent unwanted sounds generated by our own movements.

Stimulating brain with electric current could improve memory

A new study has found that stimulating a specific part of bran with non-invasive electric current, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, could boost a person's memory.

Serotonin deficiency may not be behind depression

  A new study has demonstrated that deficiency in serotonin, which act as a chemical messenger in the brain, leads to depression.

Junk food reduces appetite for balanced diet

A new study has found that junk food not only makes you fat, it also reduces your appetite for novel foods, which normally drives people to seek a balanced diet.

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's progression

A new study has revealed that very low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Can right brain rhythm create a super-perceiving human?

A certain type of brainwave plays a key role in our sensitivity towards touch and driving. The right brain rhythm can make people have more perceptual and attentive powers, researchers say.

Brain area that can be `trained` to improve multitasking skills identified

Researchers have identified the area of brain that is involved in multitasking and how people can train it to be better at the skill.

Heart exercises protect your brain too

Daily exercises to maintain good cardiovascular health also benefits brain, protecting us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a promising study.

Pomegranate peel may cure deadly brain disorders

Do not throw that pomegranate peel in the garbage bin. In the near future, it may be a source of drugs for two incurable diseases that affect the elderly.

Indian Scientist uses new approach to find `hidden` genetic causes of brain disorders

Indian scientist Dr. Saumya Jamuar recently used a novel technique called "targeted high-coverage sequencing" in order to discover hidden genetic causes of brain disorders.

Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons

Polyphenols found in green tea are strong antioxidants and can protect your brain in case of a spinal cord injury.

How brain can multitask better

Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show - multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives. Make it better now.

Risky behavior in teens may be caused by imbalances in brains` emotional networks

A new study has revealed that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens that are more prone to risk.

Remembering mistakes helps speed up learning

A new study has revealed that memories of the errors made the first time helps learning a task faster.

Computer to help spinal cord injury victims walk

For helping people with spinal cord injury walk better, researchers have made an artificial connection from the brain to the locomotion centre in the spinal cord using a computer interface as bypass.

How we recall where we`ve parked our cars

A new study has revealed that a previously understudied part of the brain is essential for forming the basis for contextual memories , which help you to recall events ranging from global disasters to where you parked your car.