A study finds that every individual has a unique brain anatomy. The uniqueness is attributed to a combination of genetic factors, individual experiences and life circumstances.
Prevalence of dementia is a grave matter as it is a progressive disease that is on the rise. Around 50 million people were diagnosed with the syndrome in 2017, and the number is expected to double every five years. Here is a lists of foods that will help you fight against dementia.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley have claimed to track a thought racing across the brain. The finding confirms how the prefrontal cortex coordinates complex interactions between different regions in the brain - to help us act in response to what we perceive.
Ever felt tired and sluggish after eating sugar or a startling number of ginormous meals? That’s the effects of a sugar crash, which researchers at New Zealand have shown can impair cognitive performance – in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Sleep is so good for memory because it strengthens new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents, according to new study. Instead of overwriting the old version of the memory, the brain generates and stores multiple (new and old) versions of the same experience, helping you use your memory in the most flexible and adaptable way.
A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and researchers in China indicates that Alzheimer’s disease could originate in parts of a body other than the brain.
Scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to directly control physical movements of mice. Using a technique called Magneto-Thermal Stimulation, researchers activate sections of the brain that cause mice to run, rotate or lose control of the extremities.
Depression can lead to permanent changes in the structure of the brain. In a study conducted at the University of Edinburgh, researchers found alterations in parts of the brain known as white matter – the key component of the brain and spinal cord consisting mainly of nerve fibres. White matter is critical for normal functioning of the brain, and its disruption has been linked to problems with emotion processing and thinking skills.
Scientists have created perfect replicas of human faces that were shown to monkeys just from recording the animal’s brain signals. This has solved one of the most intractable problems in neuroscience – "how the brain recognizes faces."