Human brain

Atlas of developing human brain created

Atlas of developing human brain created

The findings may help researchers around the world understand the causes of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disability and schizophrenia.

Dec 08, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

Brain demonstrates key difference between humans and primates

A gene, known as TH, involved in the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter known for reward-motivated behaviour, was found highly expressed in human neocortex and striatum but absent from the neocortex of chimpanzees.
 

Nov 25, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

Scientists question brainpower, say human brains not as exceptional

The study compared the relative brain costs of 22 species.

Nov 01, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Human brains have waste drainage system: Scientists

Human brains have waste drainage system: Scientists

The research further suggests that the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the immune system.

Oct 04, 2017, 15:01 PM IST
Our vision keeps developing until late 30s or early 40s

Our vision keeps developing until late 30s or early 40s

The finding showed that the visual cortex of the brain reaches maturity until about age 36, plus or minus 4.5 years.

May 30, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

 The study conducted on mice showed that sleep deprivation can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells.

May 27, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

A new study suggests that human brain can discover early-stage disease in others to help us avoid sick people.

May 25, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Learning to read, write in adulthood may transforms brain, says study

Learning to read, write in adulthood may transforms brain, says study

The study showed the learning process leads to a re-organisation that extends to deep brain structures in the thalamus and the brainstem.

May 25, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
Life after death? Patient's brain continues to function 10 minutes after death, baffling scientists!

Life after death? Patient's brain continues to function 10 minutes after death, baffling scientists!

The study was conducted with an aim to learn how a human body responds when taken off life support, which would further help answer questions regarding organ donation.

Mar 12, 2017, 20:35 PM IST
Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity.

Feb 24, 2017, 20:42 PM IST
Plant compounds may boost brain power in elderly

Plant compounds may boost brain power in elderly

People get these compounds, known as carotenoids, from their diets, and two of them - lutein and zeaxanthin - have been shown in previous research to bolster eye and cognitive health in older adults. 

Nov 22, 2016, 15:27 PM IST
How societal cooperation led to larger human brain

How societal cooperation led to larger human brain

Researchers has found that judging other people in social groups has promoted the rapid expansion of the human brain's size over the last two million years.

Aug 15, 2016, 16:15 PM IST

Five early warning signs that tell your brain is declining!

Here are five early warning signs that tell your brain is slowing down.

Feb 10, 2016, 19:32 PM IST

Scientists replicate folding human brain in 3D in lab

Understanding how the brain folds could help unlock its inner workings and unravel brain-related disorders as function often follows form.

Feb 02, 2016, 14:11 PM IST
Take a quiz: Which is your dominant brain side?

Take a quiz: Which is your dominant brain side?

Would you like to know which is your dominant brain side? Take this quiz to find out where you stand.

Jan 19, 2016, 11:55 AM IST

Personality quiz: What sort of brain do you have?

Since everybody has a different brain that works in different ways, it's quite complicated to fathom exactly what one's brain is like.

Jan 10, 2016, 08:52 AM IST
Here's how human brain can handle so much data

Here's how human brain can handle so much data

 Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist from Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered how humans can categorise data using less than one percent of the original information

Dec 16, 2015, 16:35 PM IST
Human brain decodes basic language like monkeys

Human brain decodes basic language like monkeys

 Researchers reveals that recognising the basic structure of language is not unique to the human brain.

Nov 18, 2015, 12:56 PM IST
Environment has extensively shaped human brain

Environment has extensively shaped human brain

These findings could also have important implications regarding human susceptibility to degenerative diseases.

Nov 17, 2015, 15:32 PM IST
New technique to map human brain in finer detail

New technique to map human brain in finer detail

A new technology developed by researchers at a Swiss institute can map the human brain in unprecedented detail without distorting the architecture of the brain.

Aug 11, 2015, 16:23 PM IST