Medical research

Neurology: Early treatment is half the battle

Neurological diseases often begin with an inflammatory process and the degradation of the myelin layer, which surrounds the nerve fibers (axons) like a protective insulating layer. This is usually followed by damage to the ...

Neuroscience

Work interruptions have a greater impact on older people

In everyday working life, people are often interrupted in their tasks. After the phone has rung, for example, it is difficult to concentrate on the original task again. The selection of working memory content is impaired ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mood influences alcohol craving differently in men and women

Drinkers' mood shifts and exposure to alcohol-related cues—beer cans, bars, and drinking buddies—contribute to alcohol cravings in opposite ways for men and women, a new study suggests. The findings have implications ...

Neuroscience

Technology that responds sensitively to people

How does work affect our daily lives and how does it affect our mental and physical health? How do technical solutions change people and how can devices be made more human-centric? A five-person team at the Fraunhofer Institute ...

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