Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: brain

Our brain has evolved to think & fear the negative. Here’s how we can change that in 2022

Cognitively, we’ve evolved to have what’s called a negativity bias. Overall, we lose a lot of harmony, happiness and health because our cognitive system is rigged.

Scientists have found a ‘second brain’. And it’s in your gut

The enteric nervous system can do what most neural networks in our bodies cannot — function independently of the brain and spinal cord.

Covid can cause loss of brain grey matter in recovered patients, Oxford researchers find

The study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, compared brain scans of patients before and after Covid infection, allowing scientists to rule out any other causes of grey matter loss.

Indian study learns how brain handles sudden distractions, could help create mental health tools

Study conducted by scientists from National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar. It was published in the journal NeuroImage last month.

US probes ‘mystery episodes’ causing brain injuries to its personnel abroad since 2016: NYT

Quoting sources in Pentagon, NYT report says Russian military intelligence agency GRU could be behind some of these 'episodes' reported by US personnel on overseas assignments.

You don’t have a male or female brain

Just like heart, kidneys, lungs — there is less and less evidence for different male and female brains.

Your brain has an in-built bias. It blocks out contradictory facts

Given the complexity of the world around you, your brain cuts a few corners to help process complex information quickly.

You are what you eat — the connection between memory and our stomach

In ‘The Food Mood Connection’ Uma Naidoo writes about how seeing an ex can make you nauseous, pointing to the connection between your brain and gut.

Your brain and testicles are home to viruses. Is the coronavirus any different?

There are a few places in the body that are less accessible to the immune system and where it is difficult to eradicate all viral infections.

Covid impacted our brain circuits. But here are 6 ways to undo the damage

From chronic stress, inattention to emotional numbness, we can break unhealthy mental patterns by training the brain to behave differently.

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.