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Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence

Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence
Figure showing the ventrolateral part (presented in green) of the ventromedial hypothalamus (circled area) in the brain of a mouse, where aggressive motivations build up suddenly before acts of violence and bullying.
(Credit: Images courtesy of Nature Neuroscience)

Main Point:

Violence and aggression is found to be related to a component of hypothalamus in the brain. Continue reading Science shows part of brain having an important role in violence

Uploading new skills to the brain just as in “The Matrix”

Uploading new skills to the brain just as in “The Matrix” (Credit: Reuters)
Uploading new skills to the brain just as in “The Matrix” (Image Credit: Reuters)

Main Point:

One of the first studies to find that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can help in faster learning of new skills. Continue reading Uploading new skills to the brain just as in “The Matrix”

Depression can easily pass down from a mother to her daughter

Hands of a mother and her daughter (Source: iipdigital.usembassy.gov)
Hands of a mother and her daughter (Source: iipdigital.usembassy.gov)

Main Point:

Emotions can easily move down from mother to her daughter, i.e. daughters have more chances of getting from their mother a brain structure that is involved in emotion, especially depression. Continue reading Depression can easily pass down from a mother to her daughter

Our brain can store information of the entire web (or more)

Brain (Source: CDC)
Our brain can store information of the entire web (or more)(Image Source: CDC)

Main Point:

Memory capacity of brain is about 10 times more than previous estimations, which is in the petabyte range, i.e. almost equivalent to the entire Web. Continue reading Our brain can store information of the entire web (or more)

Fungal infection is likely the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Fungal infection is probably the cause of Alzheimer's disease (Credit: Ars Electronica/Flickr)
Fungal infection is probably the cause of Alzheimer’s disease (Credit: Ars Electronica/Flickr)

Main Point:

Fungal infections are related to the Alzheimer’s disease and can be among the important causes of this disorder. Continue reading Fungal infection is likely the cause of Alzheimer’s disease