How the brain adapts after injury

Jan 18, 2022 by

A University of Gottingen study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that the brain compensates after damage (e.g., a stroke) by reorganizing itself. The extracellular matrix loosens and depending if the brain is healthy or diseased, this...

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Brain mechanisms involved in learning also drive social conformity...

Jan 13, 2022 by

Research reported in the journal Psychophysiology has shown that the same brain systems known to play a role in learning from trial and error are also engaged when people conform to social norms. This indicates that changing your behavior...

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How visuals increase attention

Jan 11, 2022 by

Authors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio published a paper in the journal Science Advances in which they report that norepinephrine is locally regulated in the visual cortex. As they explain, a certain amount...

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Listening to favorite music improves brain plasticity

Dec 30, 2021 by

Two Toronto-based research facilities teamed up to study the effects of listening to your favorite music on plasticity. They found that repeated listening to “personally meaningful music” includes beneficial brain plasticity in patients with mild cognitive impairment or early...

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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 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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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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