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A recently published paper establishes how the use of digital media during the early years of development hampers sleep and growth in children.

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • November 2, 2017
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Conventionally, we think that our attention is drawn to objects that stand out from their background. However, new research suggests that our attention is drawn to things that are meaningful…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • September 27, 2017
  • 500 views

Complex diseases such as schizophrenia and autism do not have a clear mutational footprint due to which diagnosis becomes tricky. Now a new study shows that a potential rare gene mutation could…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • September 1, 2017
  • 576 views

Have you ever wondered why the human head and jaw is so slender? According to a recent anthropological study, when humans moved from hunting and gathering to farming, the distinct difference in…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • August 29, 2017
  • 538 views

Would you push a fellow bystander in front of the train to save the lives of five people? According to research, people are more likely to do something that they have an emotional aversion to if…

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • August 23, 2017
  • 570 views

Have you caught yourself doodling in a meeting or in a lecture? According to a new study from Drexel University, Philadelphia, you might be calling out to your inner artist.

  • Aparna Ayyar
  • July 18, 2017
  • 531 views

In a study led by study researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, it was found that the human brain is more developed at detecting diseases in others and…

  • Editage Insights
  • May 29, 2017
  • 2.2k views

Offering deeper insights into the mechanics of learning, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin analyzed how dynamic shifts in a person's knowledge influence…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 4, 2016
  • 2.5k views

A team of researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign studied the effect of Internet usage on our memory.…

  • Editage Insights
  • August 17, 2016
  • 4.4k views

Researchers Robert Malenka and Boris Heifets at Stanford University have expressed the need for an in-depth study of the drug ecstasy, scientifically known as…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 18, 2016
  • 2.6k views

Why are babies cute? A group of researchers at the University of Oxford have found the answer to this question. According to them, the appealing sight and smell of…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 9, 2016
  • 4.1k views

A team of researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led by Dr. Linda Buck, a biologist and a Nobel Prize winner, has discovered a small area of the…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 22, 2016
  • 3.7k views

Typical sleep patterns in mammals are composed of two phases: non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep or dreaming sleep.…

  • Editage Insights
  • December 28, 2015
  • 5k views

Although reseatchers have known about the phenomenon of 'inattentional deafness,' the exact reasons behind it were not known. A team of researchers from…

  • Editage Insights
  • December 16, 2015
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Researchers from McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute discovered that the first language we are exposed to has a lasting influence on the…

  • Editage Insights
  • December 2, 2015
  • 5.1k views

A study conducted on the brain by researchers at the Northwestern University suggests that the long-held belief that Wernicke’s area is the prime area of…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 29, 2015
  • 4.9k views

The exact cause of schizophrenia, a complex psychiatric disorder, has baffled researchers. However, a team of researchers led by Andrew Pocklington from Cardiff…

  • Editage Insights
  • June 5, 2015
  • 5.1k views

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) published a study which shows that the brain learns new words faster by recognizing them as complete…

  • Editage Insights
  • March 26, 2015
  • 6k views

It is known that neurons called grid cells to form a network known as the brain’s “inner GPS” that help humans and animals to navigate. Researchers at…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 10, 2015
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A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center led by Yuki Oka discovered two groups of neurons in the hypothalamus that control the feeling of thirst…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 28, 2015
  • 5.2k views

A group of neuroscientists has developed a technique of making living cells and tissues bigger, which could enable biologists to image an entire brain in…

  • Editage Insights
  • January 14, 2015
  • 5.4k views

The blood-barrier consists of a layer of cells that line the inner surface of the capillaries that regulate the passage of nutrients and waste in and out…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 7, 2014
  • 6.6k views

Social psychologist Timothy Wilson at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his team found that most people have a “disengaged mind.” Wilson’s…

  • Editage Insights
  • July 4, 2014
  • 9k views

In a large-scale collaborative effort, scientists used two problem-solving tasks to investigate the evolution of self-control among animals. The study…

  • Editage Insights
  • April 23, 2014
  • 10k views

Exposure to blue light during the day directly and immediately improves alertness and performance, says a new study. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) compared the effects of…

  • Editage Insights
  • February 4, 2014
  • 14.9k views

It has long been held that there are six universally recognized basic emotions that can be easily interpreted through facial expressions: happiness,…

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  • February 4, 2014
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The lateral habenula, considered to be one of the oldest regions of the brain, evolution-wise, has always been linked to depression and avoidance…

  • Editage Insights
  • November 27, 2013
  • 5.6k views