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Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words

Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. They could write the names of things they saw but not verbalize them.

Neuroscience

An artificial cerebellum that also learns to blink

The Human Brain Project (HBP) aims to help fields such as medicine and neuroscience to advance more easily. CerebNEST is an associated project of the HBP that focuses on the study of the brain region related to movement: ...

Neuroscience

Researchers point to a common cause in sudden death syndromes

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion article publishing March ...

Neuroscience

Zapping your brain is dope

Emerging technology has created a new doping technique for athletic performance that is, as of now, perfectly legal.

Medications

Researchers find anesthetic can muddle specific memories

A team of researchers from Spain, the U.S. and the Netherlands has found that giving people propofol can lead to muddied memory recall of specific incidents. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

A new method for reducing anxiety based on neurofeedback has been validated in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Deficient emotion regulation and exaggerated anxiety represent a major transdiagnostic ...

Neuroscience

How our body 'listens' to vibrations

The sensation of a mobile phone vibrating is familiar. The perception of these vibrations derives from specialized receptors that transduce them into neural signals sent to the brain. But how does the brain encode their physical ...

Neuroscience

BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to risk of multiple sclerosis

Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). But a new study attributes that link to body mass index (BMI). The study is published ...

Neuroscience

The Mastermind approach to brain research

The brain is a complex organ, and researching medicine to treat brain disorders is equally if not more complex. Elizabeth (Liesbeth) de Lange, Professor of Predictive Pharmacology, calls for a structured approach. "In effect, ...