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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had ... read more

Going for a Run Could Improve Cramming for Exams

Oct. 19, 2016 — Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new ... read more

A New Player in Appetite Control

Oct. 18, 2016 — Brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior, neuroscientists have discovered. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these ... read more

Hard of Hearing? It's Not Your Ears, It's Your Brain

Oct. 18, 2016 — The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers have determined that something is going on ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Mutations in a gene linked with brain development may dispose people to multiple forms of psychiatric disease by changing the way brain cells communicate, new research has ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Scientists are aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Understanding of the physical root of depression has been advanced, thanks to new research. Researchers have identified the lateral orbitofrontal cortex as the area of the brain affected by ... read more

Researchers Identify New Imaging Findings, Treatment for Patients With Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Oct. 18, 2016 — Physicians have been studying patient outcomes of Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a neurological disorder that results in a sudden paralysis of one or more muscles around the shoulder and ... read more

Insight Into Sleep's Role in Schizophrenia Offers Potential Treatment Path

Oct. 18, 2016 — A sleep abnormality likely plays an important role in schizophrenia, according to sleep experts. In a review of the growing body of evidence linking a reduction in sleep spindle activity to ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A brain signature that identifies fibromyalgia sufferers with 93 percent accuracy has been discovered by researchers, a potential breakthrough for future clinical diagnosis and treatment of the ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Adolescents among humans and non-human animals alike are more inclined to engage in heightened risk-taking behavior, exploration and novelty seeking. Although these attributes provide adaptive value ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — The nerves we feel before a stressful event -- like speaking in public, for example -- are normally kept in check by a complex system of circuits in our brain. Now, scientists have identified a key ... read more

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Whether we feel scared or pleased in an environment and how we explore it is down to our combined perception of space and of our bodies, according to new research conducted in a virtual reality ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is ... read more

Building a Better Rat Maze Could Help Us All Cooperate

Oct. 13, 2016 — A fully-automated rat maze could help scientists better understand how individuals cooperate, and how this process may go awry in the brains of people with disorders ranging from autism to ... read more

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