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Hypnosis changes the way our brain processes information: Study(Unsplash)

The way our brain processes information is altered when hypnotised: Study

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 08:05 AM IST
A new study done by the researchers at University of Turku revealed that the brain functions quite differently when hypnotised as compared to the normal waking state.
Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy.(Pixabay)
Functional seizures are sudden attacks or spasms that look like epileptic seizures but do not have the aberrant brain electrical patterns of epilepsy.(Pixabay)

Psychiatric disorders lead to brain seizures: Study

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 05:15 PM IST
A study led by investigators of Vanderbilt University Medical Center have claimed that sudden and uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain is associated with psychiatric disorders.
The researchers used a machine-learning algorithm to map which brain regions are activated when the different music-induced emotions are separated from each other.(Unsplash)
The researchers used a machine-learning algorithm to map which brain regions are activated when the different music-induced emotions are separated from each other.(Unsplash)

Study finds music-induced emotions can be predicted from brain scans

Turku [Finland] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered what type of neural mechanisms are the basis for emotional responses to music.
Doctors say they aren’t surprised at the FDA crackdown on fairness creams. Between the steroids, chemicals and heavy metals, these products send them an average of one patient a day. (iStock)(iStock Representative Image)
Doctors say they aren’t surprised at the FDA crackdown on fairness creams. Between the steroids, chemicals and heavy metals, these products send them an average of one patient a day. (iStock)(iStock Representative Image)

Health ministry moots 5-yr jail, Rs 50 lakh fine for ‘magic cure’ ads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 03:30 AM IST
The draft amendment has added 24 new conditions to the existing 54 for which remedies cannot be advertised, including conditions such as AIDS, fairness, power to rejuvenate, change of the sex of a foetus, increasing memory and brain function and premature ageing, among others.
People who play drums have different brain function.(Unsplash)
People who play drums have different brain function.(Unsplash)

People who play drums have different brain function

Washington DC [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 02:57 PM IST
A recent study conducted on long-time drummers suggested of them having different functional brain systems from those who do not play any instrument.
Brain fog is linked with inflammation in our body.(Unsplash)
Brain fog is linked with inflammation in our body.(Unsplash)

Brain fog is linked with inflammation in our body

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Scientists have long suspected a link between inflammation and cognition, but it is very difficult to be clear about the cause and effect.
The study, published in the journal Cell, assessed brain function in six individuals - in their 20s to early 30s - who had undergone a procedure to remove one half of the brain called hemispherectomy.(Unsplash)
The study, published in the journal Cell, assessed brain function in six individuals - in their 20s to early 30s - who had undergone a procedure to remove one half of the brain called hemispherectomy.(Unsplash)

How brain reorganises after one half of it is removed

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 06:36 PM IST
The researchers, including those from California Institute of Technology in the US, said this rewiring potentially helps the body to function as if the brain were intact.
The researchers tested the rats’ spatial memory by first familiarising them with two objects.(Unsplash)
The researchers tested the rats’ spatial memory by first familiarising them with two objects.(Unsplash)

Junk food consumption may harm spatial memory

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:29 PM IST
According to a recent study, high on fat, rich and unhealthy food has long-term negative impact upon spatial memory.
The research, published in the journal Aging, examined neuroimaging data of 36 older adults for the study. (Representational image)
The research, published in the journal Aging, examined neuroimaging data of 36 older adults for the study. (Representational image)

Drinking tea regularly may boost brain function: Study

Singapore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 06:03 PM IST
The team, including researchers from the University of Essex and University of Cambridge in the UK, recruited 36 adults aged 60 and above, and gathered data about their health, lifestyle, and psychological well-being.
The research team found that individuals who consumed either green tea, oolong tea, or black tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had brain regions that were interconnected in a more efficient way.(Unsplash)
The research team found that individuals who consumed either green tea, oolong tea, or black tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had brain regions that were interconnected in a more efficient way.(Unsplash)

Chai lovers rejoice, drinking tea makes you smarter. Here’s how

Singapore | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:51 AM IST
The research team found that individuals who consumed either green tea, oolong tea, or black tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had brain regions that were interconnected in a more efficient way.
Most modern dog breeds were developed in an intentional, goal-driven manner relatively recently in evolutionary time.(Unsplash)
Most modern dog breeds were developed in an intentional, goal-driven manner relatively recently in evolutionary time.(Unsplash)

Humans altered dogs’ brains for favourable traits through selective breeding

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 03:02 PM IST
Most modern dog breeds were developed in an intentional, goal-driven manner relatively recently in evolutionary time.
The women with a history of sexual violence reported stronger memories with specific details that included seeing the event clearly in their mind.(Unsplash)
The women with a history of sexual violence reported stronger memories with specific details that included seeing the event clearly in their mind.(Unsplash)

Sexual violence haunts women with vivid memories decades later

Washington D.C [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 10:59 AM IST
The women with a history of sexual violence reported stronger memories with specific details that included seeing the event clearly in their mind.
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)

Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:28 PM IST
A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices.
Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study(Unsplash)
Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study(Unsplash)

Brain function of night owls different from larks, says study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 04:48 PM IST
It is already known that there are huge negative health consequences for night shift workers due to the constant disruption to sleep and body clocks, however, disruption can also be caused by being forced to fit into a societal 9-5 working day if those timings do not align with your natural biological rhythms.
The study found researchers studying one group of men and one of women, both with an average age of 67.(Shutterstock)
The study found researchers studying one group of men and one of women, both with an average age of 67.(Shutterstock)

Exercise gives older men a better brain boost

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Cardio-respiratory fitness is the measure of how much, and how well, oxygen is delivered to the muscles during exercise.
During short bouts of sleep, we process information that we are not consciously aware of, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
During short bouts of sleep, we process information that we are not consciously aware of, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

Take more naps, it can help you process information and take a good decision

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Worrying about something or can’t seem to find a solution about a problem? Nap over it and see the difference, says this new study.
Limited screen time and good sleep are linked to improved cognition, while physical activity may be more important for physical health, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Limited screen time and good sleep are linked to improved cognition, while physical activity may be more important for physical health, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

Cut down on your kids’ daily screen-time to boost brain function

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Is your child addicted to the mobile or television? A new study shows that limiting screen time and ensuring sufficient sleep can boost brain function.
Chaitanya mental healthcare centre and ARDSI plan to start a store in Aundh and online that will find patients who often go mis(HT PHOTO)
Chaitanya mental healthcare centre and ARDSI plan to start a store in Aundh and online that will find patients who often go mis(HT PHOTO)

World Alzheimer’s day: City’s first ‘elderly’ store to help track patients, opens on October 17

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 03:25 PM IST
According to the World health organisation (WHO), globally, 50 million people have dementia, with nearly 60 per cent of those living in low- and middle-income countries.
Pregnancy diet is very important for the health of the baby and eating fish can boost the development of the child’s brain and eyesight.(Unsplash)
Pregnancy diet is very important for the health of the baby and eating fish can boost the development of the child’s brain and eyesight.(Unsplash)

Eat fish-rich diet during pregnancy to boost brain, eye development in baby

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 11:24 AM IST
A new study says that eating fatty fish during pregnancy can enhance the development of the unborn child’s eyesight and brain function.
Not only health problems, air pollution can also affect your math scores.(Shutterstock)
Not only health problems, air pollution can also affect your math scores.(Shutterstock)

Air pollution lowers brain function, can lead to lower verbal and maths scores

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 11:22 AM IST
The world’s top 20 most polluted cities, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) database, are in developing countries. Almost all the cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 1,00,000 residents fail to meet WHO air quality guidelines.
Eat right to keep your brain from ageing and to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.(Shutterstock)
Eat right to keep your brain from ageing and to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.(Shutterstock)

Brain food, 5 things to eat to boost your memory and concentration

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 10:38 AM IST
Brain food: What you eat can make a lot of difference to how your brain functions and whether you are able to remember and focus on things. Here’s what to eat.
Since they are high in their nutrition value, egg whites help fight obesity. It is a good option for obese people and as it is low in fat content and the calories make you feel fuller for a longer time.(Shutterstock)
Since they are high in their nutrition value, egg whites help fight obesity. It is a good option for obese people and as it is low in fat content and the calories make you feel fuller for a longer time.(Shutterstock)

4 benefits of egg whites and why you need to start having this superfood

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Improving brain function and building muscle are some of the benefits of having egg whites on a regular basis.
Cellphones, spirituality and Pakistan-administered Kashmir on the reading list this week.(HT Team)
Cellphones, spirituality and Pakistan-administered Kashmir on the reading list this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: This week’s most interesting books

By HT Team
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 10:16 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a book that tells you how to reclaim your life from technology, another that takes you into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and one that dazzles with its pictures of India’s spiritual traditions
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)
A Mediterranean diet can protect you from osteoporosis, heart problems, dementia, and brain function.(Shutterstock)

Mediterranean diet is good for osteoporosis patients, can reduce bone loss

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 01:47 PM IST
A Mediterranean diet could be the best cure for bone loss in people with osteoporosis, says this new study. Previous studies, too, found that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish, can boost heart health, brain function and reduce risk of dementia.
A small chunk of dark chocolate can improve brain function by boosting your awareness and concentration levels.(Shutterstock)
A small chunk of dark chocolate can improve brain function by boosting your awareness and concentration levels.(Shutterstock)

On World Chocolate Day, 4 amazing benefits of dark chocolate, a superfood

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 11:16 AM IST
Dark chocolate has various benefits like boosting brain function and protecting you from heart disease. On World Chocolate Day, we share its many uses with you.
Are you at risk of dementia?(Shutterstock)
Are you at risk of dementia?(Shutterstock)

BP and dementia, people who have hypertension are at a higher risk

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 04:09 PM IST
research indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows (for the first time) that an MRI can be used to detect very early signatures of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure, before any symptoms of dementia occur.
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)
There may be a link between food allergy and autism.(Shutterstock)

Children with autism are prone to food allergies, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 04:38 PM IST
A new study shows that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more than twice as likely to suffer from food allergy than children who do not have it.
It’s imperative to include certain kinds of foods in our daily diet to improve our focus, concentration and most importantly, memory.(Shutterstock)
It’s imperative to include certain kinds of foods in our daily diet to improve our focus, concentration and most importantly, memory.(Shutterstock)

7 foods that boost your focus, concentration and memory

Hindustan Time | By Abhinav Verma
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 03:23 PM IST
From coconut, salmon to beetroot and blueberries, include these food items in your daily diet for a sharp memory.
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.(HT)
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.(HT)

Mumbai dentist hit by car while crossing at Marine Drive dies

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit and Megha Sood
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:37 PM IST
Lahamate was on her way to attend the MBBS graduation ceremony of her brother, Abhinay, who completed his studies from Sir JJ Hospital.
Student counsellors say that apart from six to seven hours of restful sleep to consolidate memory, your brain needs a regular dose of fresh air and nutrition to help recall and surf the waves of exam anxiety.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Student counsellors say that apart from six to seven hours of restful sleep to consolidate memory, your brain needs a regular dose of fresh air and nutrition to help recall and surf the waves of exam anxiety.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Board exams: Here’s how to bust anxiety, boost your memory

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 01:29 PM IST
A little anxiety before exams is natural and is essential for peak performance, but if it’s making you restless and lose concentration, you need active de-stressing to calm the mind.
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