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Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental health illnesses including addiction, anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM IST

Stopping exercise for 10 days decreases brain blood flow

It is already known that stopping exercise can result in loss of cardiovascular endurance and the researchers wanted to find out what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains.

Aug 30, 2016, 12:43 PM IST

Sleep deprivation may lead to memory loss

It has been proposed earlier that changes in the connectivity between synapses - structures that allow neurons to pass signals to each other - can affect memory.

Aug 25, 2016, 12:20 PM IST

Exploring memory decline in epileptics

Four studies, exploring memory decline in the people with epilepsy, have uncovered the biological factors that mediate memory loss.

Dec 06, 2015, 14:08 PM IST
Male and female brains work the same way: Study

Male and female brains work the same way: Study

The team examined findings from 76 published papers, involving more than 6,000 healthy individuals.

Oct 30, 2015, 14:36 PM IST
Our memories reside in specific brain cells: MIT researchers

Our memories reside in specific brain cells: MIT researchers

The researchers used optogenetics to show that memories really do reside in very specific brain cells, and that simply activating a tiny fraction of brain cells can recall an entire memory.

Oct 25, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
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.

Sep 24, 2015, 16:35 PM IST

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on brain

Although individuals who use marijuana plus tobacco have smaller a hippocampus, their memory function is greater.

Aug 20, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

What disrupts brain in psychiatric disorder

Researchers have identified how over-activation of certain brain chemical receptors trigger disruption in the brain's communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

Aug 18, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

A good night's sleep sharpens our memories

 After a good night's sleep, we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake, researchers have found.

Jul 27, 2015, 11:15 AM IST
Poverty damages growth of child's brain: Study

Poverty damages growth of child's brain: Study

Children living in poverty may face long-lasting negative consequences on brain development as also on emotional health and academic achievement, says a study.

Jul 21, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Fear of death makes people ultra sensitive

 Scientists have shown what happens inside our brain when we think our life may be over.

Jun 29, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Self-awareness not exclusive to humans

If you think humans are the only animal capable of self-awareness, think again. A study strongly suggests that self-awareness is not unique to mankind and is instead likely to be common among animals.

Jun 16, 2015, 14:23 PM IST

Blood type linked to Alzheimer's risk

People with an 'O' blood type have more grey matter in their brain, which helps to protect against Alzheimer, than those with 'A', 'B' or 'AB' blood types, new research has found.

Jun 04, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

Excess video gaming could lead to Alzheimer's disease

While you may not want to give up that video game console, a new study has shown that excess playing of video games could lead to neurological problems, like Alzheimer's.

May 20, 2015, 10:29 AM IST

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?

Apr 17, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

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.

Apr 10, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Feeling stupider? Maybe because you use your phone while watching TV

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

Apr 09, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

Take power naps to boost your memory

Short naps during the day can boost memory performance by up to five times, a research says.

Mar 22, 2015, 13:56 PM IST

Curiosity primes the brain to learn

 Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information, a new study suggests.

Oct 12, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

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