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Why teenagers indulge in risk-taking behaviour

If you find your teenage son indulging in alcohol or drugs, do not just blame his peers. A specific imbalance in the functioning of his brain may put him at risk-taking behaviour risk, a study has found.

Oct 18, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Cannabis use during pregnancy may harm baby's brain!

Prefrontal cortex is a region of the brain which controls memory, complex cognition, decision-making, and is linked to a person's personality.

Jun 21, 2016, 14:06 PM IST

Do workouts to keep your brain young

The secret to a younger brain may lie in exercising your body, according to recent research.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:15 AM IST

Pain: It`s all in your head

New research might finally provide a new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic pain.

Oct 10, 2015, 10:50 AM 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

Mental stress can raise physical fatigue: Study

Worried about something at work? You may find yourself more exhausted at the end of the day, according to a new study by Indian-origin researchers who have found that mental stress can increase physical fatigue.

Jul 31, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

Brain work contributes to physical fatigue

Ever wondered why you get more physically exhausted when certain issue keeps you worried?

Jul 31, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

Pilots' brains can shut down during crisis

 Modern cockpits in aircraft bombard pilots with so much information that their brains can shut down during a crisis, new research has warned.

Jul 05, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Stone Age men used complex brain activity to craft hand axes

 A new study has revealed that Stone Age men used complex brain activity to make hand axes and so they were using sophisticated thinking, not rote actions, when creating tools.

Apr 16, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

Decoded: How some people control dreams

 Researchers have discovered that the brain area which enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers.

Jan 25, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

How 'love hormone' Oxytocin affects sexual behavior revealed

New study has revealed that neurons in brain cells are responsive towards oxytocin that plays a major role in social and sexual behavior of individuals.

Oct 10, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

How our brain makes sense of situations never encountered before

Researchers have said that they may now know about the mechanism that our brain uses to make sense of novel situations.

Sep 24, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

Brain imaging can predict how intelligent you are: Study

Brain imaging can predict how intelligence varies from exceptionally smart humans to the average ones, a new research has said.

Aug 02, 2012, 19:17 PM IST

`Stress may retard brain development in kids’

Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say.

Jun 07, 2012, 13:53 PM IST

Brain`s crossed wires cause depression

New research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that those suffering from depression had decreased connectivity between several key regions of the brain responsible for emotional behaviour, learning, memory and decision making.

Dec 09, 2011, 12:25 PM IST