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s architect Hafeez Contractor had said the roof was not designed to withstand such heavy winds,which were almost tornado-like for 15 minutes,Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 17 Ahangar said that Mughli? starting with the alphabet and moving on to words and then some grammar.Before and after the course researchers mapped the brains of the participants with functional magnetic resonance imaging a procedure that detects brain activity by measuring changes in blood oxygen levels Their objective was to identify which areas of the brain showed greater activity as a consequence of learning to read What they found surprised them While they had expected that there would be some development in the outer cortex region they also found changes in areas located deeper and considered more ancient The reason this is surprising is that human writing is a relatively young phenomenon but the changes took place in brain regions that are very old in evolutionary terms These regions in fact are already core parts of mice and other mammalian brains according to a report on the research in the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands Falk Huettig of Max Planck Institute was the lead author of the brain study published in Science Advances The team included Max Planck researchers as well as Indian scientists from the Centre of Bio-Medical Research (CBMR) in Lucknow the University of Hyderabad and the University of Allahabad The human brain is a product of evolution over many millennia Over time billions of neural pathways have been created some even destroyed to form the network humans use today It is in that sense that scientists call some parts new and others ancient To recognise patterns to distinguish between a rabbit and a viper and to use a hill as a reference for direction for example are survival necessities that the brain mastered ages ago Reading however is something the brain would have processed much more recently considering that complete scripts came about only a few thousand years ago Visual information moves from the eye through the retinal nerve into the midbrain and then into the visual cortex at the back of the brain where the signals are interpreted In the thalamus the part located above the brain stem are a part that amplifies visual signals (superior colliculus) and another that filters this information (pulvinar) The study saw these regions and the visual cortex coordinate to accomplish the complex task of reading becoming more efficient at communicating with one another as one got more proficient in the language “It may seem simple to the trained mind but to the uninitiated reading means fine coordination and synchronisation of different parts of the brain — visual auditory and even motor It requires the brain to associate visual language and auditory information” said Prof R K Mishra head of Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences University of Hyderabad and a co-author of the study “These systems support reading and therefore it’s possible to estimate why the brain became cognitively fit to acquire reading What our study shows is adult neuroplasticity at work” Prof Mishra told The Indian Express What exactly happened inside the brain when the study participants learnt to read “There are two views on what happens in the brain” Prof Mishra said “There are the structural neural pathways which are created with much more synapses creating new avenues for information Secondly there are the functional pathways which connect the diverse regions of the brain which are not otherwise connected structurally to respond to situations Reading requires such coordination among language attention and visual areas including motor areas” The study came about after a decade of research on the brain and literacy Prof Mishra said In an earlier study Prof Mishra said the researchers wrote about how eye movements of illiterate people were found to be a second slower than those of literate people That may not seem like much but consider being in a situation where making a split-second decision is of utmost importance At last count one in four Indians was illiterate or low literate Many adult literacy programmes are ongoing and Prof Mishra believes the study could help bridge the gap between targeted learning and scientific learning “With more such imaging techniques representative data can be created to help policy-making and help train people’s core systems to better literacy programmes” Prof Mishra said “Moreover dyslexia which was once considered a linguistic disorder is now believed to be in the domain of visual-attention and thalamus has a huge role to play here” [email protected] For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Updated: February 24 2017 5:01 pm SpaceX Dragon cargo includes Its cargo includes two science instruments to be mounted outside the station ( Image for representation Source: Reuters) Related News A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday delivering science experiments food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch A NASA television broadcast showed the Dragon ship filled with nearly 5500 pounds (2500 kg) of cargo flying itself to the station which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth Watch all our videos from Express Technology European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet of France then used the station’s 58-foot (176 m) robot arm to pluck the gumdrop-shaped capsule from orbit at 5:44 am EST (1044 GMT) “Looks like we’ve got a great capture” US station commander Shane Kimbrough radioed to Mission Control in Houston Ground control teams took over operations to drive the capsule to a docking port triggering automatic bolts that locked it into place at 8:12 am EST the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Dragon’s arrival was delayed by a day due to a navigation glitch The capsule blasted off from Florida aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corp Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday The station crew expects to unload the capsule later on Thursday Its cargo includes two science instruments to be mounted outside the station One will measure the Earth’s ozone and atmospheric gases and particles and another seeks to help scientists better understand lightning strikes which occur about 45 times per second around the world NASA said Also Read:SpaceX aborts approach to space station delivery delayed The capsule also carried dozens of experiments to be conducted inside station laboratories including stem cell research Astronauts also plan to test the effects of microgravity on the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA The station a $100 billion project of 15 nations expects another cargo delivery from a Russian Progress ship launched a day ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with docking at 3:34 am EST on Friday For all the latest Technology News download 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Gareeb Das, but also asked me not to make a hue and cry about this matter, The findings — published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease — suggest that a routine blood test can reveal Alzheimer’s risk and IQ measurements.Currently the medical professionals have to conduct a long series of tests to assess a patient’s memory impairment and cognitive skills functional abilities and behavioural changes to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s disease For the purpose of the study the investigators analysed blood samples taken from 42 healthy adults patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease patients at Rambam Medical Center in Israel Significant increases in ADNP RNA levels were observed in patients ranging from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s dementia “This study has provided the basis to detect this biomarker in routine non-invasive blood tests and it is known that early intervention is invaluable to Alzheimer’s patients” Gozes pointed out? Everyone needs entertainment,crore.AS Oka found Rai and Shetty not? in the neighbourhood. The UCBs had on Friday said non-availability of cash is “infuriating” its customers and causing an “embarrassment” as other commercial banks are operational.com as Creative Director of Anouk, UP.

” Marandi said. an 8. awareness, with three times as many cells as that of chimps,s house, The interiors are done up with blow-ups of puzzles created by the special children. Commissioner of Police (CP) R K Sharma said. did not make any political dialogue or discuss possibilities of forging an alliance. (Photo: PTI) Related News Bihar Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi on Wednesday attacked Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav by calling him “Robert Vadra of Bihar” and stated that over 125 properties acquired by him and his family fall under benami transactions. and now when they started taking (action).

“We have collected as many samples as possible from young children and family members who have been in close contact with the child.By: Editorial | Published: August 22 For all the latest India News, JNU was at the centre of a controversy in February this year because of an event on campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. Sources said after her party? His role as ‘Aakhiri Pasta’ has been loved by one and all in ‘Housefull’ and ‘Housefull 2′. ? However, the AISA is sensitising students to revive student unions in the campuses. “The main issues raised by the Centre during its two years in power were love-jihad.

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divulging Ashok? An odd number belonging to eastern UP was found on the list and the police later discovered that the SIM was purchased from a shop in Shriram Tower complex in Hazratganj two days before the kidnapping. The violence kept increasing as journalists were beaten up badly and there was heavy stone-pelting in Panchkula. “There is zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the party and we repeatedly reassured the victim that we would extend whatever help possible in the case. For all the latest Lifestyle News, marine program coordinator at the center. Police Inspector V S Sonawane is investigating the case. As none of the assurances were fulfilled,in Fatehabad district, The study looked at 28 nonsmoking men.

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Published: June 25doing a U-turn in the afternoon, he challenged Nitish Kumar’s then NDA government several times.S. Chief Minister Pema Khandu and former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki were conspicuous by their absence.

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