Health

Home gym: the benefits of a cross-country ski machine

(HealthDay)—When it comes to both fun and efficiency, cross-country skiing is an exhilarating, high-calorie burner. It's a lot less expensive than downhill skiing—all you need are the skis and a flat, snowy trail.

Cardiology

Nerve 'zap' treatment may speed stroke recovery

(HealthDay)—An implanted device that provides electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve leading to the brain enhanced arm movement in a small group of stroke patients, researchers report.

Neuroscience

How the brain improves motor control

Adaptation in reaching—gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation—is a central issue in motor neuroscience.However, even the cortical origin of errors that drive adaptation has remained elusive. ...

Neuroscience

Opposites don't attract when learning how to use a prosthesis

New research suggests that upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them. Most usually learn by watching a non-amputee demonstrate ...

Neuroscience

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm (w/ Video)

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements.

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