Brain connects lessons learned differently as we age

Dec 28, 2021 by

Brain researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found that the way we make inferences changes dramatically as we age. Specifically, children and adolescents create separate memories that they later compare to make inferences “on the fly,”...

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New brain hub for memory restoration identified

Dec 23, 2021 by

Researchers found they could increase memory-related brain activity and restore memory function in rats with MMT lesions by stimulating the anterior thalamus. The scientists hope this therapy could eventually help restore memory in humans with brain injury....

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New noninvasive surgery to remove faulty brain circuits

Dec 16, 2021 by

University of Virginia Health System researchers have developed a noninvasive method of removing faulty brain circuits. This could allow doctors to treat debilitating neurological diseases and disorders without cutting into the scalp....

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Brain lesions on MRI linked to years of playing football

Dec 14, 2021 by

By comparing MRIs from the brains of athletes who played contact sports while they’re alive to their brains at autopsy, scientists were able to see white matter hyperintensities associated with neuropathological changes....

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Long-term effects of ADHD medication

Dec 9, 2021 by

There’s more research that taking ADHD medication for an extended period of time can lead to physical and mental side effects. There is some evidence that ADHD medications may affect childhood development too, although more research needs to be...

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