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Singing may boost brain activity in Alzheimer's patients

PTI , PTI : Washington, Fri Nov 15 2013, 12:43 hrs Singing songs from hit musicals such as ‘The Sound of Music’ can boost the brain function of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, new research claims. Positive cognitive changes in healthy elderly and dementia populations exposed …

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Drivers 'hooked' to cellphones text sneakily

PTI , PTI : Melbourne, Tue Nov 12 2013, 15:36 hrs Young drivers who are hooked on to their cellphones think staying connected to their friends is more important than safe driving, a new Australian study has found. Drivers aged 17-25 who had a higher mobile …

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Experiences leave genetic stamp on brain

PTI , PTI : Washington, Tue Nov 12 2013, 13:52 hrs Our experiences may impact the genes that influence our behaviour and health, new research has shown. The research provides new insights into how experience might produce long-term brain changes in behaviours like drug addiction and …

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Stress may harm memory: Study

PTI , PTI : London, Tue Nov 12 2013, 13:24 hrs High levels of stress can block memory processes, according to new research on pond snails. Researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of Calgary trained snails and found that when they were exposed …

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