News tagged with stimulants

Closing the loop with optogenetics

An engineering example of closed-loop control is a simple thermostat used to maintain a steady temperature in the home. Without it, heating or air conditioning would run without reacting to changes in outside conditions, ...

Aug 28, 2015
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Zen meditation improves sense of touch

A study conducted with experienced scholars of zen meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms similar to physical training. Researchers at the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University ...

Aug 27, 2015
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Commercial brain stimulation device impairs memory

People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device. Psychologists Laura Steenbergen and Lorenza Colzato, ...

Aug 17, 2015
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Treatment hope for dystonia sufferers

For nearly 20 years, Sylvia May has not been able to hold her head straight. The muscles in her neck are in constant spasm, meaning her head tilts permanently to one side in an often painful position.

Jul 21, 2015
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