Brain area revealed to manage learning

Jan 11, 2021 by

A paper published in the journal Science explains a critical role for a brain area called the perirhinal cortex in managing a critical learning process. The research was a collaboration between University of Ottawa and Humbolt University of Berlin...

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Newly discovered mutations linked to early onset dementia

Jan 7, 2021 by

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered mutations associated with early onset dementia. They found that adult-onset ALSP (Leukoencephalopathy with axonal Spheroids and Pigmented glia), an ultra-rare condition, manifests initially with psychiatric and behavioral changes, followed by a rapid...

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Video game can identify attention deficit symptoms

Jan 4, 2021 by

Scientists have developed a platform that allows them to identify and evaluate the degree of ADHD in children and adolescents. Using a traditional endless runner video game with a raccoon protagonists, the researchers adapted the game so they could...

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Astrocytes eat connections to maintain adult brain plasticity...

Dec 31, 2020 by

A team of researchers from Korea have discovered the mechanism underlying plasticity in adult brains. The discovery, which was published in the journal Nature, may help scientists better understand neurological disorders....

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12 Foods to Boost Brain Function

Dec 28, 2020 by

Our brains use around 20% of our body’s calories but require specific nutrients to stay healthy. These include things like omega-3 fatty acids, which build and repair brain cells, as well as antioxidants, which reduce inflammation and cellular stress....

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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