Brain

How to improve brain function?

Long-COVID brain fog, mum brain or work burnout — there are quite a few reasons in today’s world that can bring intelligence levels to a drop. If left in that state, the mind, just like a person, can become lethargic and unwilling to get back to its original sheen. For a growth-oriented individual, low smarts could also mean a slowdown in their career. Fortunately, there are a number of ways one can constantly challenge their mind and keep it alert and focused.

Brain stimulation treatments for depression

The growing use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has increased the visibility and acceptability of nonsurgical brain stimulation approaches to depression treatment.

Proton cancer therapy 'proves effective'

A cancer treatment at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, according to new research.

Human brain’s ultimate barrier to open for first time

This is believed to be neuroscience’s final frontier. Tiny bubbles will open the blood-brain barrier to sneak drugs into tumours – and we might treat Alzheimer's the same way, reports New Scientist.

Virtual reality ‘predicts Alzheimer’s’

Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

How the brain purges bad memories

According to the scientific american website, new research has identified a neuronal circuit responsible for the brain’s ability to purge bad memories, findings that could have implications for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

Test your brain power

What English word is always spelled incorrectly? Why can't you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg in Barisal? Test your brain power. See if you can answer these questions.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

How to improve brain function?

Long-COVID brain fog, mum brain or work burnout — there are quite a few reasons in today’s world that can bring intelligence levels to a drop. If left in that state, the mind, just like a person, can become lethargic and unwilling to get back to its original sheen. For a growth-oriented individual, low smarts could also mean a slowdown in their career. Fortunately, there are a number of ways one can constantly challenge their mind and keep it alert and focused.

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

Brain stimulation treatments for depression

The growing use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has increased the visibility and acceptability of nonsurgical brain stimulation approaches to depression treatment.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Proton cancer therapy 'proves effective'

A cancer treatment at the centre of an NHS controversy in 2014 causes fewer side effects in children than conventional radiotherapy, according to new research.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Human brain’s ultimate barrier to open for first time

This is believed to be neuroscience’s final frontier. Tiny bubbles will open the blood-brain barrier to sneak drugs into tumours – and we might treat Alzheimer's the same way, reports New Scientist.

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

Virtual reality ‘predicts Alzheimer’s’

Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests.

August 4, 2015
August 4, 2015

How the brain purges bad memories

According to the scientific american website, new research has identified a neuronal circuit responsible for the brain’s ability to purge bad memories, findings that could have implications for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Test your brain power

What English word is always spelled incorrectly? Why can't you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg in Barisal? Test your brain power. See if you can answer these questions.