Neuroscience

From spinal cord injury to recovery

Spinal cord injury disconnects communication between the brain and the spinal cord, disrupting control over parts of the body. Studying the mechanisms of recovery, Leuven researcher Aya Takeoka (NERF) found that a specific ...

Neuroscience

What and where in the processing of body-part information

The brain tracks the location of body limbs in space. This is called proprioception or body localization. Additionally, the brain is aware of its ownership of body parts, and can can control extremities because they are sensed ...

Health

Getting the most benefit from ab exercises

(HealthDay)—Men and women alike want defined abs. But you don't have to achieve a "six-pack"—the nickname for the three most visible pairs of abdominal muscles—to get the benefits of a stronger middle, needed to support ...

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