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Scents can alter how our brain processes memories

Scents can alter how our brain processes memories

Over time, especially when we sleep, the set of brain cells that holds onto a particular memory reactivates and reorganises.

How human brain cells develop throughout life

How human brain cells develop throughout life

London: Human beings keep making new brain cells throughout their lives, even into the 90s, a finding that may pave the way to treatments...Read More

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GPS devices ‘switch off’ part of the brain: study

London : Using GPS navigation to get to your destination may ‘switch off’ parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate dif...Read More

Sons of cocaine-using fathers at risk of memory loss

Sons of cocaine-using fathers at risk of memory loss

New York: Men who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may increase the risk of their sons developing learning disabilities and ...Read More

Increased brain activity could also impair memory and attention

Increased brain activity could also impair memory and attention

LONDON: While traditionally, memory impairments have mainly been associated with reduced brain activity in certain areas, new research ha...Read More

Seasonal allergies may cause changes in the brain

Seasonal allergies may cause changes in the brain

London: Seasonal allergies like hay fever reduce the presence of brain immune cells as well as increase the growth of nervous tissue, whi...Read More

Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory

Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory

Washington: People, your nightly run isn’t causing you to forget things. Contradicting earlier work, a team of researchers has confirmed ...Read More

Novel method can improve mental ability in schizophrenia patients

Novel method can improve mental ability in schizophrenia patients

New York: Targeted suppression of inflammation in the body along with standard therapy can improve cognitive problems of patients with sc...Read More

Good night’s sleep may help improve memory: Study

Good night’s sleep may help improve memory: Study

London:  Patterns of brain activity that occur during the day are replayed at fast-forward speed when we sleep, which may help consolidat...Read More

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How epilepsy leads to decline in memory

New York : Reduced cell density in certain parts of the hippocampus –  a brain region that processes and stores memories – may be linked ...Read More

Brain circuitry that encodes time and place identified

Brain circuitry that encodes time and place identified

Washington: Researchers at MIT have identified a brain circuit that processes the location and timing of our memory. This circuit, which ...Read More

Why medication fails to  address mood disorders

Why medication fails to address mood disorders

New York : The majority of people with mood and anxiety disorders who receive the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants — called SSRI...Read More

3D brain to unravel how memories are made

3D brain to unravel how memories are made

London : To unlock the mystery how memories are formed, researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D models of memory-relevant...Read More

How curiosity drives learning

How curiosity drives learning

New York : It is well known that curiosity makes learning easier and a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has now found what happen...Read More

Why stress can be more distressing for some people revealed

Why stress can be more distressing for some people revealed

Washington : A new study has found why some people take stress in stride while others face a more devastating effect.

Why do some kids fear math?

Why do some kids fear math?

New York : Are you one of those who used to detest math during childhood and often dreamed of growing up and doing anything but math? You...Read More

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