News tagged with electrical activity
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(Medical Xpress)—When the mind is at rest, the electrical signals by which brain cells communicate appear to travel in reverse, wiping out unimportant information in the process, but sensitizing the cells ...
Neuroscience Mar 19, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 2 |
Glial cells – a family of cells found in the human central nervous system and, until recently, considered mere "housekeepers" – now appear to be essential to the unique complexity of the human brain. Scientists reached ...
Medical research Mar 07, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2 |
Scientists have watched a mild traumatic brain injury play out in the living brain, prompting swelling that reduces blood flow and connections between neurons to die.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Just as a global positioning system (GPS) helps find your location, the brain has an internal system for helping determine the body's location as it moves through its surroundings.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A region of the brain known to play a key role in visual and spatial processing has a parallel function: sorting visual information into categories, according to a new study by researchers at the University ...
Neuroscience Mar 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Psychologists at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have discovered that changes in patterns of brain activity during fearful experiences predict whether a long-term fear memory is formed. The research results have recently ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles. A further test of this work successfully linked ...
Neuroscience Feb 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (36) | 10 |
(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has unanimously backed a device that lowers the rate of seizures among people with epilepsy.
Neuroscience Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Study reveals how people with a severe unexplained psychological illness have abnormal activity in the brain
Psychogenic diseases, formerly known as 'hysterical' illnesses, can have many severe symptoms such as painful cramps or paralysis but without any physical explanation. However, new research from the University of Cambridge ...
Neuroscience Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Technology developed at The University of Nottingham has been used in a breakthrough study aimed at developing the first comprehensive model of a fully functioning fetal heart.
Cardiology Feb 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will weigh on Friday the merits of a new therapy for some people with epilepsy who have seizures that don't respond to medication.
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—Treating major depression safely and affordably is a challenge. Now, Brazilian researchers have found that two techniques often used individually produce better results when used together.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A 2011 warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the popular antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) left many patients and physicians with more questions than answers. Now an analysis of the medical records of ...
Medications Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
More than a hundred patients suffering from severe motor impairments have voluntarily participated in the development of non-invasive brain-machine interfaces. The main purpose of these machines is to allow ...
Neuroscience Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Activating and deactivating individual nerve cells in the brain is something many neuroscientists wish they could do, as it would help them to better understand how the brain works.
Neuroscience Jan 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 1