Jun 132015
 
Brain works like bats’ to navigate the dark: Study

The brain maintains a sense of place and a basic ability to navigate that is independent of external clues from the eyes, ears, and other senses. You’ve probably experienced this by walking through your house in the middle of the night. A series of immersive virtual reality experiments confirms that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system, a specialized neural network discovered in rats only 10 years ago, which has since been identified in a number […]

How to Beef Up Your Brain

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Oct 042014
 
How to Beef Up Your Brain

Forget where you left your keys this morning? Or maybe you left your umbrella in the office before a rainy evening. Don’t worry, it’s probably not a sign of Alzheimer’s — everyone is a little forgetful now and then. But the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, which slowly deteriorate the brain’s capacity to make new memories, retrieve older ones and perform other mental and physical tasks, is on the rise as the baby boomer generation hits retirement age. A 2007 Alzheimer’s Association […]

Foods that can improve brain health and memory

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Sep 192014
 
Foods that can improve brain health and memory

Foods high in compounds such as antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory, experts say. From fruit to fish, here are six things that, based on various studies, may perk up your gray matter. Walnuts They even look like little brains, so maybe that’s Mother Nature’s way of telling us what walnuts are good for. Indeed, a 2009 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that diets in which nuts made up as little as 2 percent reversed signs of aging […]

11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know

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Sep 132014
 
11 facts about the baby's brain every parent should know

Most of them are bald, fat and speak only nonsense. And we couldn’t be more fascinated. What is going on inside the infant noggin? Here are 11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know. All babies are born too early If it weren’t for the size limitations of a woman’s pelvis, babies would stay developing in the womb for considerably longer, comparative biologists have suggested. “We have to keep our pelvises relatively narrow to keep upright,” said Lise Eliot, neuroscientist and author of […]

Human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer: Report

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Jun 082014
 
Human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer: Report

Despite advances in computing, today’s computers remain far less efficient than the 3-lb. (2.3-kg) hunk of matter in our skulls. But a new microchip modeled on the human brain is much faster and more efficient than a typical computer, researchers report. The microchip — called “Neurogrid” — could open up windows into understanding the human brain and developing new forms of computing patterned after brain circuits. Researchers are now investigating how these chips could be used to control prosthetic limbs. Not only are personal computers […]

4 Awesome Perks of Drinking Tea

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Apr 282014
 
4 Awesome Perks of Drinking Tea

Green and black tea may have more health benefits than their well-known calming effect. Several compounds in these leafy plants have been examined in numerous studies and are linked to having beneficial effects on conditions ranging from mental health to cancer. Of course, tea is not a magical cure-all potion, and its benefits are likely small. But there are few downsides when it comes to drinking tea — it’s seldom harmful to health (except, of course, when taken in superhumanly high amounts). Here are some […]

Human and dog brains have same “voice areas”: New Study

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Mar 022014
 
Human and dog brains have same "voice areas": New Study

Human and dog brains process sounds in similar ways, and this may allow the two species to understand each other’s emotions. According to the scientists Dogs and humans have the same “voice areas” in their brains, and these areas are responsible for understanding and interpreting both dog and human sounds. The way dogs and humans process emotionally loaded sounds is very similar. The presence of voice areas in both dog and human brains suggests this region existed in an ancestor of the two species that […]

Older Brains may be slower because they know more: Study

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Jan 222014
 

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. According to the research, Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. “The human brain works slower in old age, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply […]

5 Tips to increase the Brain Power

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May 212013
 

The human brain is said to be the most advanced and capable machine. It is said that brain is most important part of the body. It just depends on the person how he use it. But the regular exercise is very important for brain. Do you Know that brain power can increase if is being used daily?  Here are five tips to increase brain power which can help anyone if used properly. It is as follows:- 1. Solve Puzzles- The first tip is to Solve Puzzles. Solving […]

Oct 032011
 

I would like to share some unknown interesting secrets about your brain you probably didn’t realize you had: Most Interesting Things About Brain You have two nervous systems: One set controls excitation and the other controls inhibition. If you hold out your hand, you might notice minor tremors. This is caused by slight, random differences in the amount each of the two systems are firing. Long-term memory shuts down during sleep The parts of the brain that transfer information to long-term memory shut down while […]