Multi-tasking could damage your brain: Study

Multi-tasking can hamper your performance and may even damage your brain, claim researchers from Stanford University.

Shock treatment may cure depression

 For people suffering from major depression who do not respond to conventional medications, shock treatment can provide an effective alternative, confirm researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Here's how classical music improves brain functions
Here's how classical music improves brain functions

A new study has revealed that listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions.

Music may activate genes for learning, memory

Playing music by professional musicians can enhance the activity of genes involved in motor functions learning and memory, a new study has found.

New method developed to track early signs of Alzheimer's

 Researchers have validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Now, active artificial hand with muscles made from smart shape-memory wires

Researchers have recently developed an artificial hand that was able to respond sensitively because of the muscles made from smart shape-memory metal wires.

Elephants can remember - better than dogs

 Elephants are better than dogs at identifying explosives by smell and are also superior at remembering their training than trained canines, researchers have found.

Take power naps to boost your memory

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

Tool to predict who can develop memory problems

 Researchers have developed a new scoring system to help determine who may be at a higher risk of developing memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia.

Toddlers' posture affects memory and learning

Body posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge, a cognitive scientist from the Indiana University has found.

Listening to Mozart may boost brain power
Listening to Mozart may boost brain power

Listening to just 20 minutes of Mozart may enhance brain functions such as learning and memory, according to new research.

Teen cannabis users have poor long-term memory in adulthood

Teens who are heavy marijuana users - smoking it daily for about three years - may have an abnormally shaped hippocampus and poor long-term memory, a new study has found.

Ultrasound technology may treat Alzheimer's

In a breakthrough, scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease and restore memory in mice.

How cocaine hijacks memory revealed

A new research has provided a deeper insight into how cocaine hijacks the memory.

Air pollution can hamper your kids' memory
Air pollution can hamper your kids' memory

Admitting your kids to schools located near busy roads or in areas with high levels of air pollution could hamper their intellectual development, new research suggests.

Eating late at night bad for your brain

Be warned if you have a strong urge to eat late at night for a new study shows that this could be bad for your brain.

This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'
This is how brain performs 'mental time travel'

Scientists have explained how our brain performs, what neuroscientists have termed as "mental time travel."

Longevity protein protects memory in Alzheimer's

A life-extending protein may protect against learning and memory deficits in Alzheimer's disease, scientists say.

Smoking thins vital part of brain: Study

Long-term smoking could cause thinning of the outer layer of the brain involved in critical cognitive functions such as memory and language, a major new study has found.

This natural antidepressant protein can help sustain sound mind, strong heart

A protein, called BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), already known to act as a natural antidepressant, can help sustain sound mind and strong heart.