Neuroscience

Playing video games helps stroke recovery

A genius game controller helping stroke patients get back hand and arm movement by playing on the computer is set to start tests in a stroke unit.

Neuroscience

Controlling your home with the power of thought

Walking across the room to switch on a light—such a simple everyday activity involves enormously complex computations by the brain as it requires interpretation of the scene, control of the gait and planning upcoming movements ...

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. ...

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