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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 — Upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them, new research suggests. Most usually learn by watching a ... read more

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Researchers Discover Role of Microglia During Early Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have determined how toxic tau fibrils spread by the help of brain immune cells called microglia during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery ... read more

Discovering the Brain’s Memory Switch

Oct. 2, 2015 — Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — The nucleus accumbens, that control motivation in the brain, activates the activity of the motor cortex of the brain, and then promotes recovery of motor function during the early stage of recovery ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Can standardized tests, such as those created in response to the Common Core, enhance education instead of just assessing it? For standardized testing to benefit students, researchers recommend that ... read more

Recent Abuse Linked to Menopause-Related Symptoms

Sep. 30, 2015 — Numerous studies have already documented how abuse of any kind can result in health problems. There are even proven links between adverse childhood experiences and hot flashes. But a new study now ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Researchers are testing a prosthesis that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones, with the potential to bypass damaged portions of the ... read more

Genetics of Intelligence: Ethics and the Conduct of Trustworthy Research

Sep. 29, 2015 — With the advent of new genomic sequencing technologies, researchers around the world are working to identify genetic variants that help explain differences in intelligence. Can such findings be used ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — We owe our success -- both as a species and as individuals -- to features of our brain that are just now beginning to be understood. One new study suggests how our primate brain's outer mantle, ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study. The researchers point out that their ... read more

Praise from the Boss Doesn't Always Motivate Us, Study Finds

Sep. 28, 2015 —  Receiving praise and recognition in the workplace motivates us for simple tasks but not for more complex projects, according to a new study. The research found that individuals reported lower ... read more

MS Researchers Correlate Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis, Performance of Everyday Life Activities

Sep. 24, 2015 — Scientists found that the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis predicted performance of activities of daily living using Actual Reality. There are implications for ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers. The report suggests that adult survivors of pediatric posterior ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When faced with a change to our environment, we have to make appropriate decisions, which usually involves the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet unexpectedly, scientists have discovered that a brain region ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that processes the 'when' and 'where' components of memory. Previous models of memory had suggested that the hippocampus, a ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Evidence from experiments reported in a new study show that a specific region of the brain appears essential for resolving the uncertainty that can build up as we progress through an everyday ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Adolescence, like infancy, has been said to include distinct sensitive periods during which brain plasticity is heightened; but in a review of the neuroscience literature saw little evidence for this ... read more

Increased Activity in Older Brains May Point to New Avenues for Treating Memory Loss

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in old age, findings that ... read more

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