Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicHuman brain

Topic: Human brain

Wondering why your child suddenly rebelled at 13? Stanford study on teenage brain has answer

Conducted using functional MRI or fMRI, Stanford study was published in 'The Journal of Neuroscience' last week. It studied how a child's brain reacts to their mother's voice.

AI will add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. Here are three ways to become ‘literate’

AI is everywhere — whether we’re aware of it or not. But, while it holds many potential benefits for our society and the planet, it's far from perfect.

New implant helps speech-impaired man ‘talk’, by changing brain signals into words on screen

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and partly funded by Facebook’s Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, was done by researchers at the University of California.

How climate is changing our body size, and why our ‘brains are shrinking’

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

What causes our mind to blank out or wander? It’s the ‘local sleep’ in brains, study suggests

Study analysed differences in behaviour when mind is blanking with no activity or wandering with high activity, & correlated responses with regions where slow brain waves occurred.

Even mild Covid can cause significant brain changes, research shows

The 'brain fog' that is one of the key issues reported by those suffering long-term consequences after Covid could be related to exactly what this new research has found.

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.

Brainwaves study can tell if a worker can handle crisis situation, IIT Madras research says

Study says researchers found that an EEG can assess the capability of a worker to respond to an emergency in real-time, which can help prevent accidents.

The four known ways in which the coronavirus affects your brain

The aftermath of Covid-19 has many lessons for us. One is that we may see widespread brain damage following this viral pandemic.

It’s time to change the way we tell the story of humans. Count your neurons, not just blessings

Being born with lots of neurons gives us the potential for a long and slow life. Neurons are the Lego pieces that build brains and process information.

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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.

Defence

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.
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