Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95% specificity

Dec 21, 2016 by

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test can diagnose concussions with 95% specificity and 89% sensitivity....

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Researchers identify way to create long-lasting memories

Dec 3, 2016 by

A new study of mice indicates that experiences that grab our attention trigger the release of chemicals that etch memories into our brain....

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What’s LearningRx? Watch the video!

Nov 23, 2016 by

What is LearningRx personal brain training and why does it work? LearningRx one-on-one brain training focuses on a set of seven cognitive skills that allow us to learn easier, think faster, and perform better: http://www.learningrx.com. This video explains what these skills are and how they affect our ability to perform even the simplest tasks. Hear first-hand what LearningRx graduates and their parents have to say about our program. “If you want to gain physical endurance, you exercise with intensity,” says Christina Ledbetter, PhD, neurologist and research fellow at LSU Health Sciences Center. “If you want to gain brain function, you exercise your brain with intensity. It’s that feature of the LearningRx program that most impresses me. We see these great results because we train intensely.” To read the research and results on thousands of LearningRx clients, visit http://www.learningrx.com/results. Watch the video here:...

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Stimulating neurons could protect against TBI-induced brain damage...

Nov 21, 2016 by

Lab-based modeling showed that dispensing Valium after a TBI seems to mimic the protection offered by neuron networks, like those that try to stop the spreading of secondary damage in the case of stroke or TBI....

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Making memories stronger and more precise as we age

Nov 9, 2016 by

A study published in Neuron explains how a team of scientists found that they could bias the competition between old neurons and new ones in the hippocampus to favor the new ones being generated....

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Mild TBI can increase risk for PTSD

Oct 30, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that even mild head trauma can lead to PTSD. A new study found that about 27% of patients with mTBI had PTSD when they went back for their six-month post-injury screening....

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