Categories
Insane World

Just one drink a day may shrink the overall volume of your brain, study finds

Just one pint of beer or average glass of wine a day may begin to shrink the overall volume of the brain, a new study has found, and the damage worsens as the number of daily drinks rises. On average, people at age 50 who drank a pint of beer or 6-ounce glass of wine […]

Categories
Insane

Woman loses 20 years of memories after contracting cold from her son

A woman in the United Kingdom lost 20 years of memory after developing an inflammation in her brain due to a runny nose, sore throat and congestion. Claire Muffett-Reece, 43, caught a cold from her son Max last year on Father’s Day. After going to the bed early, Claire was found conscious the next morning […]

Categories
Insane

Our lives flash before our eyes when we die, new study suggests

Scientists unintentionally recorded the brain activity of a dying 87 year-old man providing an insight into what happens to our brain when we die. The elderly man was admitted to hospital after a fall and developed epilepsy. Dr Raul Vicente of the University of Tartu, Estonia and his colleagues used continuous electroencephalography (EEG) to detect […]

Categories
Insane World

Researchers harness brain waves of paralysed man to restore communication

In a first, medical researchers harnessed brain waves of a paralyzed man unable to speak and turned what he intended to say into sentences on a computer screen. It will take years of additional research but the study marks an important step toward one day restoring more natural communication for people who can’t talk because […]

Categories
Insane

Modern human brain structures emerged some 1.7 million years ago in Africa

When and where did the modern human brain evolve? An international team of researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, spent a lot of time and energy to come to find the answers. They concluded that the modern human brain evolved around 1.7 million years ago in Africa, the time when the extinct human […]

Categories
Insane

20% decrease in nitrogen dioxide pollutant can increase memory of school-kids by 6.1%: Study finds

A twenty percent decrease in pollution levels can increase the learning of school-going children and put them ahead by almost a month. Experts suggest that if the air pollution levels outside school can be decreased, then we will see a boost in the memories of students. A DailyMail report said that a research conducted by […]

Categories
Insane

Italian woman prepares olives during brain tumour operation

Brain operation patients have been asked to play the violin or the guitar during surgery, but until now there is no record of anyone stuffing olives on the operating table. A 60-year-old Italian woman did just that during a procedure to remove a tumour from her left temporal lobe. The neurosurgeon at Ancona’s Riuniti hospital […]