Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicHuman brain

Topic: Human brain

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.

CO2 in atmosphere hit new high this May but scientists at Exxon saw it coming decades ago

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

American mathematician is first woman Abel Prize winner

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.

On Camera

YourTurn

India must do homework before commercial contracts, no room for fuzziness in art of the deal

A lax attitude to contract negotiations, leading to careless drafting and non-application of mind, may have come back to bite India in international courts & trade disputes.

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.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

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.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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