Women's brains `change` post pregnancy, motherhood

A new research has found that women's brain alters permanently once they experience pregnancy and enter motherhood.

New 'pain sensing' gene identified

Examining rare individuals who are born unable to feel pain, an international team of researchers has identified a gene essential to make our brains sensitive to pain.

Brain size influences survival

The ones with the biggest brains could indeed be the fittest to survive in this world as researchers have found that in times of crisis, even fish with larger brain sizes have an advantage over their peers.

Memories influence our choice of food: Study

The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it - even if it is the more unattractive option, according to a new study.

Paralyzed man drinks beer with robotic arm using only thoughts

A team of researchers has come up with a new kind of brain implant that senses a patient's intent to move a robotic arm, offering new promise to paralyzed people.

Implant lets paralysed control robotic arm with intentions

A 34-year-old paralysed man in the US is the first person in the world to have a neural prosthetic device implanted in a brain area that allows him to control a robotic arm with his intentions, scientists say.

Infections can also affect your IQ

In addition to harming your physical heath, severe infections of any type can affect your mental capacity as measured on an intelligence quotient (IQ) scale, a new research has found.

Brain or heart? Where you place thy 'sense of self' says a lot about you

As per a new study, people tend to locate their "sense of self" in the brain or the heart.

Yoga reverses effects on brain marked by chronic pain

A new study has found that chronic pain causes brain anatomy changes and impairments, however, yoga prevents and reverses the effects of chronic pain on the brain.

Scientists map brain connections in quest for Alzheimer's cure

 Scientists have mapped connections in the healthy elderly brain, known as a connectome, setting foundation for a new study into Alzheimer's.

Follow these tips to reduce stroke risk

Scientists have come up with easy to remember pointers, which can help reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Orange juice good for ageing brain: Study

Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, says a new study.

Antiviral compound may protect brain from deadly virus

Researchers have identified an antiviral compound which can help protect the brain from the West Nile virus that can cause a serious neurologic illness.

Antibody treatment for brain cancer has potential

Blocking a protein that hijacks the immune system's checkpoints to allow tumour growth shows potential of an anti-body-based treatment for brain cancer.

How brain balances hearing between the ears

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

Nano memory stores data like a human brain

Australian scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed nano memory capable of storing information in a way similar to a human brain -- a significant step towards the creation of a bionic brain, Australian media reported.

How brain decides diet's impact on ageing

 How does our brain interpret food signals -- a process that influences the impact of diet on health and ageing? Scientists have now deciphered the neural code involved.

How cocaine, amphetamines play havoc with brain's normal functioning

A team of researchers has illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain.

New device to block pain signals from reaching brain!
New device to block pain signals from reaching brain!

In a big relief to chronic pain sufferers, researchers have created a new device that can stop pain signals from reaching the brain.

Videogames, porno addicts face crisis of masculinity

 As per a new study, addiction to pornography and video games is leading to a "masculinity crisis."