Ah! A healthy brain and functioning memory that keeps you quick and smart at work and play. Losing it is something you don’t have to worry about until you get gray — like senior-citizen old, or at least middle-aged — right? Not exactly. Fluid intelligence, which allows you to think and react quickly (and do mental math, for example), actually tends to peak in your 20s and head downhill from there. The ability to recognize faces also starts to decline after your early 30s, while the speed at which you process information starts to decline after age 18 or 19. And short-term memory function peaks around 25 and begins to drop off after age 35, as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains. 1. Boost Your Brain With Novel Information And Physical Experiences. To keep your mi
With the rising competition worldwide, teenagers are widely affected with depression. According to a report of WHO prepared for new global health estimates on depression for 2015, it was concluded that more than five crore Indians are facing depression issue. India is one of the major contributors of global suicides. According to that report, about two-thirds of the total world suicides occur in middle and low-income countries. Depression is not restricted with an adult, elderly people, even young and teenagers are vastly affected by it. Dr.Bhavi Mody, Mumbai says that nowadays teenage feelings of severe despondency and dejection has become a common thing. A lot of teenagers commit suicide to get rid of ongoing depression. To overcome this long-lasting mental illness, they take the ...
An "artificial womb" has been produced by the scientists that promise to dramatically improve the survival chances of extremely premature babies. The device, which is a plastic bag filled with artificial nutrient-rich amniotic fluid, has successfully been tested on fetal lambs equivalent in age to 23-week-old human infants. “Unlike conventional incubators, the "extra-uterine support device" closely reproduces conditions in a real womb. This system is potentially far superior to what hospitals can currently do for a 23-week-old baby” says Dr. Alan Flake, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He adds, “The infant's own heart circulates blood through the umbilical cord into an external gas-exchange machine taking the place of the mother's placenta. No mechanical pump is used because ev
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is launching a new company called "Neuralink" with the intention of connecting computers directly to human brains, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. It reported that the billionaire entrepreneur, whose other interests include sending humans to Mars, is exploring “neural lace” technology – the implanting of tiny electrodes into the brain that could be used to give direct computing capabilities. Musk has not officially announced the new company but after the Journal’s report he tweeted confirming more news of Neuralink would come out next week. He has previously talked about neural laces as something that “somebody’s got to do”, adding: “If somebody doesn’t do it, then I think I should do it.” Musk first described the potential product