Lack of sleep could be actually killing us, dramatically raising the risk of weight gain and developing dangerous diabetes, a new study has suggested.
Even as it is believed that the main function of sleep is to rest the brain,
Some of the most unpleasant sounds in the world, like the screech of chalk on a blackboard or running a knife on a bottle are all because of the heightened activity between the brain's emotional and auditory regions, says an
Researchers have discovered that the brain behaves as if it is remembering something, even under anaesthesia. They measured during sleep the activity of a brain region involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's.
It seems that our brain has a 'trauma switch' that prevents us from going insane! Researchers have identified a trauma switch that protects us from developing irrational and uncontrollable fear. Our brains have the extraordinary
Alzheimer's could actually sabotage the working of several of the brain's networks, says a study. Beau Ances, assistant professor of neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who led the study said:
Slow-wave or deep sleep may be the controlling factor in the onset of puberty, rather than the involvement of any brain part in this process, says a US study. Previous studies have shown that the parts of the brain that control
Millions of people worldwide can feel their cell phones buzzing in their pockets, only to be taken for a ride by the phantom ringing. It may be due to misinterpretation of sensory signals in the brain, researchers say. Now
Two new devices are now available to monitor recurrent blackouts, which can cause death in 10 percent cases and injuries in 30 percent, a senior cardiologist said here on Friday. "Blackouts, that result due to dysfunction of
There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have practically wire-tapped a hard-to-reach region of the brain. The research
SOLITAIRE is among an entirely new generation of devices designed to remove blood clots from blocked brain arteries. It has a self-expanding, stent-like design, and once inserted into a blocked artery using a thin catheter tube,
There's more to reading than meets the eye. It is not just another leisurely activity or a way of brushing up your literacy skills and factual knowledge - it acts as a tonic for the brain too. Neuroscientist Susan Greenfield
Alzheimer’s is now known to affect women more severely than men. A new study has shown that Alzheimer's hits women more severely than men, even when both are in the same stage of the disease. Researchers from the University of
Speech may reveal more than just your eloquence. A new study has found that speech patterns can reveal the severity of depression as well as a patient's response to treatment. The study, the largest of its kind in the world,
Now a seemingly harmless bug can do much more than just give you a cold. A new study has found that a certain type of bug may be priming suicide bids by causing subtle changes in the brain. New research adds to the growing work