Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: brain

Will you have dementia in future? Your nightmares can tell: UK study

We still know so little about why we dream, how the brain creates them, and their significance for our health – especially the health of our brains.

A Nature study shows how zaps to the brain can help the elderly remember better

Boston University researchers find electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in elders. It helps them recall words, but it's unclear if it can help retain everyday memories.

It’s not always your fault when you can’t remember. Sometimes, just blame it on luck

Working memory is limited, both in its capacity and in the duration of time we can hold information. That’s why people need long-term memory.

How new IIT Madras centre will map human brains — one thin slice at a time

While MRI scans allow scientists to peek into a living brain, at the cellular level there is still a lot left to learn. This is where the new IIT-M centre will work.

Your partner snoring or door opening — How your brain decides to wake you up

The brain continuously monitors incoming sounds to decide whether they are relevant and dangerous while you sleep.

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.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.