Monday, 6 October 2014

Does Curiosity Improve Your Brain Memory ?

As everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about.Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process, revealing that such curiosity may give a person a memory boost.
When participants in the study were feeling curious, they were better at remembering information even about unrelated topics, and brain scans showed activity in areas linked to reward and memory.
The results, detailed Oct. 2 in the journal Neuron, hint at ways to improve learning and memory in both healthy people and those with neurological disorders, the researchers said.
Not surprisingly, the study researchers found that people remembered more information about the trivia when they were curious about the trivia answers.But unexpectedly, when the participants were curious, they were also better at remembering the faces, an entirely unrelated task. 
Participants who were curious were also more likely than others to remember both the trivia information and unrelated faces a day later, the researchers found.

The brain scans showed that, compared with when their curiosity wasn't piqued, when people were curious, they showed more activation of brain circuits in the nucleus accumbens, an area involved in reward. These same circuits, mediated by the neurochemical messenger dopamine, are involved in forms of external motivation, such as food, sex or drug addiction.

Finally, being curious while learning seemed to produce a spike of activity in the hippocampus, an area involved in forming new memories, and strengthened the link between memory and reward brain circuits.

According to my view being curious is very important because of that we can discover, invent, improve and know about  everything . 
So, 
                                                     Be curious, not judgemental.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Facts which blow your mind!!!!

Some Great  Facts About Some  Great Personalities . 

  1. Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian, and had only ONE testicle.  
  2. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  3. Queen Elizabeth I regarded herself as a paragon of cleanliness.She declared that she bathed once every three months, whether she needed it or not .
  4. In 1935 a writer named Dudley Nichols refused to accept the Oscar for his movie The Informer because the Writers Guild was on strike against the movie studios.
  5.  In 1970 George C. Scott refused the Best Actor Oscar for Patton.
  6. In 1972 Marlon Brando refused the Oscar for his role in The Godfather.
  7. Bill Gates' first business was Traff-O-Data, a company that created machines which recorded the number of cars passing a given point on a road.
  8. Plutonium - first weighed on August 20th, 1942, by University of Chicago scientists Glenn Seaborg and his colleagues - was the first man-made element.
  9. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most illustrious admirals was throughout his life, never able to find a cure for his sea-sickness.
  10. When Albert Einstein died,  his final words died with him because the nurse at his side didn't understand German.
  11. The national flag of Italy was designed by Napoleon Bonaparte .

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Did you know your skull is open until you become an adult ?

Fontanelle 
Fontanelles are soft spots on a baby's head which, during birth, enable the bony plates of the skull to flex, allowing the child's head to pass through the birth canal. The sphenoidal and posterior fontanelles close during the first few months after birth. Sphenoidal and posterior fontanelles are found just above the ear and behind the ear representatively .
The ossification of the bones of the skull causes the anterior fontanelle to close over by 9 to 18 months.
The term "fontanelle" is used to describe the resulting "soft spots". The relative positions of the bones continue to change during the life of the adult (though less rapidly), which can provide useful information inforensics and archaeology. In old age, cranial sutures may ossify (turn to bone) completely .
The fusion of skull's bone at birth is known as Craniosynostosis . This is the amazing fact of your skull. This process is also seen in other animals like dogs and chimpanzee .
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Questions on World's essential thing :- Water

Q1. Why water is transparent ?
A1. When a material is opaque (transparent) the atoms in that material absorb all the wavelenghts of colours that is why it is transparent. When an object is transparent, the wavelenghts of light that hit the object are not correct wavelenghts of the atoms in the object will absorb. So the light passes through it .

Q2. If the water is transparent, why it reflect the light ?
A2. Water does not reflect the light, but refracts it. There are exists a set of equations called the Fresnel Equations that describe this refraction, And these equations also predicts that a small portion of light will reflect in something is called as Fresnel Reflection.This similar to how it is possible to see your reflection in a transparent glass. 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Magnetotactic Bacteria

Blakemore (1975) first documented magnetotactic bacteria and found that the microorganisms synthesize chains of nano-sized magnetic particles that function as a compass needle. This "nano-compass" allows the microbe to passively orient itself in Earth's geomagnetic field . These magnetic nanoparticles are synthesized by a specific set of proteins that are contained within membrane-bound organelles called magnetosomes. Each bacterium contains 10–20 magnetosomes, each of which contains a magnetic nanoparticle. The magnetosomes are aligned in a chain-like fashion, which impart a magnetic dipole to the bacterial cell and allows the cells to "sense" Earth's geomagnetic field . 
These prokaryotic Microoganisms are found in freshwater and marine habitats. They are all anaerobes and prefer environments that contains little of oxygen .
Magneto taxis is the process by which magnetotactic bacteria orientate themselves within Earth's geomagnetic field and then use their flagellum to swim to oxygen-poor sediments where the oxygen and redox conditions preferred by these organisms are found.
Today, they are used to distribute drugs to the tumours in human body by operating them with a magnetic machine to give them directions. They use as drug distributors because as still tumour drugs are injected in human body they destroy tumours but they also destroy other things of body which is known as side effects of drugs. Still this process is in research, i hope in few years they are used in hospitals all around the world .

Thursday, 5 June 2014

World Environment Day (WED)

World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Hi, as you know today is world environment day (WED) . You already know that daily global warming is increasing rapidly . We should save our earth and take actions against global warming.
By Taking simple actions we can save our earth and must follow these actions at least today .
1. Don't use your Ac(air conditioner) because Ac release CFC(chlorofluorocarbon) which warn our             environment .
2. If you go to your office, school etc use public transport .
3. At least plant a baby tree in your around .
4. Post a Facebook status reminding people about World Environment Day, and if you really care about the             future of the world post a picture.
5. Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Renew, Recycle.
Hope, 5 billion people Out of 7 billion people may take these action at least some.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Natural way to charge your phone's battery ?

Ficus religiosa is found in  South Asia . Ficus religiosa is used in for about 50 types of disorders including asthma, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders, infectious and sexual disorders .But you can also use it  for charging your phone's battery.
Just  few simple steps you can charge your battery .
The steps are :-
1. Open your phone cover .
2. Take out your phone's battery 
3. Take two or three leaves of ficus religiosa or peepal.
4. Touch the stub of leave on the terminal of the battery. 
5. Hold it for a minute 
6. Clean the terminals of battery with soft cloth 
7. Put your battery in your phone and Magic!  your battery is charged :D  . 
     Do it again if it doesn't work . 

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