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New test to help brain injury victims recover

A dynamic new assessment for helping victims of trauma to the brain, including those suffering from progressive conditions such as dementia, has been developed by a clinical neuropsychologist at the University ...

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Myelin vital for learning new practical skills

New evidence of myelin's essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by UCL research. Myelin is a fatty substance that insulates ...

Oct 16, 2014
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Damage to brain 'hubs' causes extensive impairment

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Exercise can improve memory in 60-year-olds

A new study, in which researchers from Karolinska Institutet participated, shows that physical activity can improve memory performance in older people through increasing volume and blood flow in an area of the brain called ...

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