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Flagging interesting research: In collective intelligence of ‘Brainets’, germ of an ‘organic computer’

Neural privacy is important to humans, and brain-to-brain interfaces may not be sensible or practical, scientists have cautioned.

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How exercise keeps your brain young while you age

The study concluded, “Habitual aerobic exercise ameliorates vascular health, an effect which may further translate into improved cognitive performance.”

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Emotional brains physically different from rational ones, reveals study

They examined the extent to which grey matter density in 176 participants predicted their scores on tests that rated their levels for cognitive empathy compared to affective or emotional empathy.


Not able to quit smoking? Blame your brain

Some smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, says a study.


They can’t tell you, but babies do feel pain just like adults

The brains of babies “light up” in a similar way to adults when exposed to a painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, a first of its kind study using MRI on infant pain has found. The study by Oxford University researchers looked at 10 healthy infants aged between one and six […]


Video games show how criminals ‘justify’ killing

An important brain area involved in making moral decisions lights up in scans when killing a person is not justified.


Know what makes kids generous

When children witness “good” or “bad” behaviour, their brains show an immediate emotional response.


Obese kids’ brains crave for sugar: Research

Researchers found that the brains of obese kids are hypersensitive to sugar.


Poor sleep may lead to dementia

Having proper sleep every night may protect your brain from degeneration, else there is an increased risk of dementia.


Phone use may lead to brain cancer

The longer someone talks over the phone , the more likely is he/she to develop glioma, a deadly form of brain cancer.


Beer may keep your brain sharp

We know how certain flavonoids found in red wine, blueberries and dark chocolate may play a role in forming memories. Add the bubbly beer to it.


Neurologist launches brain pen, any takers?

No, the pen doesn’t make you more brainy. It’s an ode to that brilliant thing called brain which drives the writer to pen down his/her thoughts on a piece of paper.


How sleep apnoea damages your brain

People suffering from sleep apnoea have weaker brain blood flow that hurts the brain, says a study.


Hateful content on Facebook bad for your brain

According to a recent Italian study, the use of online networks may threaten subjective well-being in several ways.


You can train your brain to prefer healthy foods

It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods.