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People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems. But a new study suggests that people on the ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 28, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Humans are adept at setting goals and updating them as new situations arise—for example, a person who is playing a video game may switch to a new goal when their phone rings.
Neuroscience Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A new understanding of what takes place on the cellular level during the development of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS and Huntington's diseases, offers promise towards ...
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Hearing a verb related to physical action automatically increases the force with which people grip objects, but has no effect on their physical reaction if the word is presented in the negative form, according to research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 05, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—At a Bloomington, Ind., toy store, kids ages 8 to 12 gather weekly to trade Pokemon cards and share their mutual absorption in the intrigue and adventure of Pokemon.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine in November surgically implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, the first such operation in the United States. The device, ...
Neuroscience Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Iowa have documented an activity by infants that begins nearly from birth: They learn by taking inventory of the things they see.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, MIT and Harvard Medical School (HMS) engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create three-dimensional brain ...
Neuroscience Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
The hallmark of Parkinson's Disease is the uncertain gait and movement caused by the destructions of neurons producing the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new imaging technique developed at MIT offers the first glimpse of the degeneration of two brain structures affected by Parkinson's disease.
Neuroscience Nov 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins researchers report the successful use of a form of MRI to identify what appears to be a key biochemical marker for cognitive impairment in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In follow-up experiments ...
Neuroscience Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Research led by Chu Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has identified an enzyme called Monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) as a new therapeutic target to treat or prevent ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
New research shows a simple reason why even the most intelligent, complex brains can be taken by a swindler's story – one that upon a second look offers clues it was false.
Neuroscience Oct 30, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Trauma in infancy and childhood shapes the brain, learning, and behavior, and fuels changes that can last a lifetime, according to new human and animal research released today. The studies delve into the effects of early ...
Neuroscience Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 3 |