Memories in the Brain

Human beings always tend to recall the past incidents in their lives to compare with the present events. Since birth, the events become memories and are lodged into the brain. In which manner do the memories lodge inside our brains ?. Are they stacked one over another like sedimentary seams ? But that may not be the case because retrieval of the deepest buried memories shall be very difficult. Are they scattered in different places in the brain. This way retrieval may be easier. Brain might be the most complex structure to delineate although like most of our other body …

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Funny Research Findings

Some Very funny research findings appearing daily in Science & Tech page of “The Times of India” Before dog, fox was man’s best friend. Model for Monalisa may have been a man. Keep smartphone away to be wrinkle free. Zapping brain brings out genius in you. Coffee boosts women’s brain but scambles men’s. Dogs can tell about bowel cancer.

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Elements necessary for humans

At present there are 118 elements listed in the periodic table. Some of these elements are commonly found on the earth in the form of ores. Some are radioactive and have very short half lives. Many such elements have been synthesized in the laboratory and live for a very short time. Human body like other things existing is made of compounds which are made from the elements. Out of these 118 only some elements are connected with the human body. Although elements as such don’t make up the body it is the combined form that is molecules constitute the human …

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Sleep deprived school teenagers

When Bejamin Franklin coined this advice “Early to bed, early to rise”, perhaps  he did not have teens in his mind. Also back then in his days, the pressure of schooling was not much. Even in our times, life was non competitive and relaxed. This is not the case today. Kids began going to school very early on.  It has been found that schools which start early morning, teens are not fresh. They find themselves tired and sleepy. Now the science has begun to unravel the chemistry behind the sleep.  Our bodies follow a rhythmic cycle of 24 hours duration. …

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Thinking Brain hogs more Energy

Though human brain accounts for less than 2% by weight, it is a energy hog. About 20% of all the energy used by our body is consumed by our brain. This is because brain cells are always at work. Even while you sleep, much of your brain is busy managing your body’s physiological and biochemical operations. Brain uses neurotransmitters for sending and receiving the commands and messages to the organs of the body. Like the head honcho of a company, it is always thinking to run the body trouble free and thus constantly consumes more energy. Not only that, the …

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How your Mind minds you?

Most of us are the slaves of our mind. And where does the mind gets its power to control the body of which it is a part of? It is the master and feeds on our fears, anger, happiness and all other emotions. In turn, it generates another responses which may be necessary to defend our body from dangers or may be harmful to our body.

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Brain Swarming with Ideas

Everyday every moment Kumbh Mela is taking place in his head but unlike that mela which takes place after every 12 years. Millions of ideas and trains of thoughts are jostling with one another pushing and colliding smashing one another like particles in a cyclotron and like trains derailing in India. In this rush there are bound to be melees‘ and many ideas are crushed under the groaning weight. His head buzzes like swarm of flies in a sweetmeat or mounds of detritus. You will often find him in a stupor with his body sleep walking under the orders of …

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