Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

Exercise and fasting could boost brain's functions

 Exercise along with occasional fasting is good for boosting the brain's neurons, shows a new research.

New device translates words into vibrations for deaf

 Scientists have created a new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations - helping hearing impaired people perceive speech in a completely new way.

Sound training helps brain keep distractions at bay

 The ability to sustain focus on a goal goes down with age but researchers, including of an Indian-origin, have discovered that with the help of a sound training, even the elderly can learn to ignore distractions.

Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

 Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies.

Know why blueberries are good to eat!

Delicious blueberries belong to the family of berries, which include cranberry and bilberry. 

Daydreaming, reality run in opposite directions

While tracking brain activity in people who imagined scenes or watched videos, researchers have discovered that as people daydream, its path through the brain runs opposite reality.

Trans fats bad for brain too

Trans fats are bad not only for your waistline but also for your brain, shows a study.

Scientists study rare tapeworm living in man`s brain

Scientists in Britain removed and studied a rare tapeworm that lived in a man`s brain for four years, researchers said on Friday.

Transparent brain reveals effects of cocaine and fear

A new technique that makes mouse brains transparent has revealed how the brain responds to cocaine addiction and fear.

Transparent brain reveals effects of cocaine and fear

 A new technique that makes mouse brains transparent has revealed how the brain responds to cocaine addiction and fear.

Sleep deprivation caused memory loss could be tackled

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems due to sleep loss.

'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly
'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly

 A new study shows that engaging older adults into computer-based brain training can lead to improvements in memory, speed and thinking skills.

Heartbreak hurts differently to physical pain
Heartbreak hurts differently to physical pain

Suffering of a painful break-up is different from physical pain, according to a new study.

How brain forms 'Mexican waves'
How brain forms 'Mexican waves'

 Scientists have revealed the mechanism that enables certain brain cells to persuade others to create “Mexican waves” linked with cognitive function.

New Alzheimer's-related memory disorder found

 Alzheimer's disease now has a new cousin as an international team of researchers has determined criteria for a new neurological disorder called primary age-related tauopathy (PART).

Excessive guilt in young children leads to depression

 Feeling an excessive amount of guilt early in life may shrink a part of the brain linked to regulation of emotion and increase the risk of recurring depression later in life, a study says.

Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home
Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home

A new study has provided a deeper insight how perception of gravity plays a major role for homing pigeons to navigate the way back home.

Soon, prosthetic retina to help people regain vision

Scientists have made new progress in prosthetic retina that could provide aid from the problems related to this crucial part of the eye.

People with newly identified genetic variant shows better memory performance

The researchers have recently indentified new genetic variant in the people, which allows them to perform better on certain types of memory tests.