A latest research by UC Irvine scientists claims that people who have excellent autobiographic memory have different brains and mental processes than those who cannot. The first person ever to have been documented for her extraordinary memory of the past was identified as "AJ." However, this latest study is the first scientific evidence of almost a dozen people with this uncanny ability.
Alcohol consumption is the third largest reason for the factor responsible for onset of various diseases and in spite of that, there are only three FDA approved drugs available to treat Alcohol dependence.
The cure for blindness could just be in a chemical injection into the eye, claim scientists. According to a latest research, the chemical called AAQ works by making normally 'blind' cells in the retina sensitive to light, reports the Telegraph. During the experiment, scientists in the US could restore vision in congenially blind mice and they hope that an improved version of the chemical could possibly cure inherited and age-related forms of blindness in people.
A latest research suggests that a single event of trauma to brain is enough for a person to get Alzheimer's disease. According to a research conducted on mice and utilizing post-mortem samples of brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease, a single traumatic brain Injury caused to the brain, can disrupt proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer's. They study identifies the mechanisms after the injury that result in a vigorous increase of the enzyme, BACE1, in the bra...
Scientists have created a single pill which they claim, could be the answer to variety of brain problems including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. The pill which can be consumed orally is designed in such a way that it protects the brain by fighting away the effects of inflammation.
People trained in musical instrumentals have slower mental decline and are cognitively sharper than others.
A latest study,that paves way for better teaching methods in future, has revealed that memory-binding process allows people to understand new concepts better and also helps them in making future decisions.
According to the National Institutes of Health, "people who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing."
All of us, at some point or the other in life, have done it. We have all laughed out hard even though it was not genuine just to keep up our sleeve for those awkward moments such as a boss's bad joke or simply in attempt to please someone. However, while we think that we have more or less mastered the art of fake laugh, researchers say, that even the best attempts to fake a laugh cannot fool anyone, say researchers.A latest research has found that all of us are really good at distinguishing b...
That never-ending pain is all in the head, says a latest research. The emotional state of a person's brain can be responsible for why different people react differently to the same injuries, says a study. While some people recover soon, others end up with a chronic pain. Apparently, the study results have revealed that chronic pain develops when there is an interaction between two sections of the brain the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens (related to emotional and motivational behavior). ...
For a long time, scientists have believed that food could become a "drug of abuse" like cocaine. The belief possibly stemmed from the fact that the desire to eat and activity such as drug taking was associated with the brain's "reward" circuitry. But a new research has found that in reality, the brain works opposite of the popular belief. A study shows that people who are not interested in food may be more likely to take cocaine. "Using genetic approaches, we found that increas...
A new study reveals that external stimulation during sleep can strengthen memory and help you learn. The research revealed that the stimulation can strengthen the memory for what is already learnt and not help people learn anything new. "The critical difference is that our research shows that memory is strengthened for something you've already learned," the study's co-author, Paul Reber, associate professor of psychology at Northwestern, said in a university news release.
EVANSTON, Ill. – Want to nail that tune that you've practiced and practiced? Maybe you should take a nap with the same melody playing during your sleep, new provocative Northwestern University research suggests.
LA JOLLA, CA----The hormone oxytocin - often referred to as the "trust" hormone or "love hormone" for its role in stimulating emotional responses - plays an important role in Williams syndrome (WS), according to a study published June 12, 2012, in PLoS One.
Montreal, June 20, 2012 – Thanks to modern science, we know that love lives in the brain, not in the heart. But where in the brain is it – and is it in the same place as sexual desire? A recent international study is the first to draw an exact map of these intimately linked feelings.