brain

Brain Training Game to Prevent Depression

Two main factors are involved in the etiopathogenesis of all disorders, genetics and the environment. Genes provide the platform upon which the environment acts to manifest in a given state of health. Genetics are something one cannot help, once born with a set of genes they are part of you for as long as you […]

Brain Training to Quit a Bad Habit

The downfall of humanity is addiction. As a superior species blessed with awareness, humans ironically tend to ignore the obvious destructive aspects of too much indulgence in all that which gives pleasure. Be it alcohol, fizzy drinks, junk food or any other addictive substance, none of us realize the implications of these until it’s too […]

Brain Training Game to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

A 2015 report by King’s College London stated that there are approximately 47 million people living with dementia all around the world, and 4.2 million of those people are living in India, a number projected to double every twenty years. Dementia is a broad term that encompasses symptoms related to a decline in memory, thought, […]

Sleeping shrinks your brain and it’s good for you

Did you know that your brain actually shrinks when you go to sleep in order to help you learn? Basically what happens during the day is that information is being continuously relayed through your neurons. These cells of the brain and the nervous system strengthen and widen throughout the day to accommodate the increasing traffic. […]

Mindful eating to lose weight

Trying to shed those extra couple of pounds so that you could be healthier or even look better? What have you tried? What are your options? Unfortunately food has become a major cause of unhappiness in today’s world. You eat too much it’s a problem, you eat too little it’s a problem. So what do […]

The key to success – concentration

Success is what each one of us strives for. Whether it’s regarding career goals, financial status, relationships or even health, all of us are driven by the need to be successful. So what is the most important predictor of whether you will actually be successful or not? Is it IQ? What about the socioeconomic status […]

Substance use and abuse on the Brain

We’ve all heard about how bad alcohol, cigarette smoking, marijuana, heroin etc. are for our health. We also know that they have a profound effect on our brain and its functional abilities. But do you know what exactly happens to your brain each time you take a swig of the Russian vodka or a puff […]

Neurogaming: Turning your brain into a Joystick

How cool would it be to control a character in a game using just your thoughts? Well that’s exactly what happens in Neuro-gaming, where neuroscience meets video gaming. The developers ingeniously use brain-computer interfaces wherein a gadget similar to an EEG is programmed to read electrical signals from the surface of the brain, from muscles […]

The Human Brain : Facts and Falsities

A masterpiece of creation, the human brain has evolved to the status of an unsurpassable supercomputer. Having always been the subject of fascination, a lot has been said about the brain. Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting facts and falsities surrounding this wondrous organ. The brain is about 73% water. This […]