Pregnancy changes a woman’s body in not one but many ways. Changes are not just physical but also mental due to the changes the baby is going to bring to your life.

Train your brain

August 9, 2019 08:21 am

Just like the rest of your body, your brain too needs regular “exercise” in order to function at its best. And it’s important to start now to prevent your cognitive skills from declining as you age. We bring to you some scientifically proven ways in which you can enhance your brain power.

Five ways to boost creativity

April 19, 2019 08:20 am

Music stimulates the part of our brain that controls creativity, among other things. According to “The Mozart Effect,” listening to Mozart can increase creativity, concentration, and other cognitive functions.

A recently published study shines new light on the potential link between lack of deep sleep and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. When it comes to the proper functioning of the brain’s waste removal system, which works to clear out toxic proteins, not all sleep is the same. Deep sleep appears to be a key component in helping reduce one’s chances of developing the disease, while lack of deep sleep may increase the risk.

Feb 3: A long-term analysis of hundreds of adolescent brains suggests that the socioeconomic status (SES) of a child’s family may play a role in the development of key brain areas responsible for learning, language, and emotional development.

July 28: Many reptiles and amphibians boast impressive tissue regeneration abilities. But only geckos are known to be able to grow new neurons.

Psychopathy typically hovers on the border somewhere between a mental disorder and a moral judgement.

July 5: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in theEuropean Respiratory Journal [1].

July 5: For some migraine sufferers, the pain is preceded by visual artefacts called aura, which can include seeing wavy lines, flashes of light or blind spots. These are triggered by a wave of electrical activity in the brain, and now researchers at Penn State University have found a way to counter and slow the spread of those signals, which could be the first step towards preventing or lessening migraines before they take hold.

A new study has found half of people don’t initially see both a rabbit and a duck in the classic optical illusion below.

A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond differently to risk factors associated with Alzheimer's. The study is published in Physiological Reports.

The Malleable Brain

April 16, 2018 07:39 am

It is flabbergasting to know how the human body orchestrates a myriad functions so adeptly. It thinks, falls in love, digests foods, removes toxins, kills germs, and does many more tasks all at the same time without our knowledge of the complex and intertwined inner machinery.

Scientists have found that a conversation between an adult and a child may change the child’s brain, and this back-and-forth conversation can be more critical to language development. The researchers found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.

WASHINGTON, July 20: Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, July 19: Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer’s? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

How amazing would it be if we could communicate through brain signals and interpret complex thoughts within? Although a farfetched idea, it actually has been made possible with the invention of β-AT (Beta Assistive Toolkit) that detects the brain waves of patients with locked-in syndrome, cerebral palsy and paralysis with impaired hearing and vision.

Curbing brain drain

April 11, 2017 00:30 am

Kathmandu, April 10: As ever-growing emigration of skilled and professional people to foreign countries poses a significant threat to the country’s development, it leaves numerous questions unanswered. Are we carving our skills to serve ourselves? Are we learning better to groom ourselves?

Your Brain On Beer vs Coffee

November 25, 2016 09:34 am

Your Brain On Beer vs Coffee

Multitasking is killing your brain

October 4, 2016 09:03 am

Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads?

A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor.