Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cause of congenital nystagmus found

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience researchers have overturned the long held view that congenital nystagmus, a condition in which eyes make repetitive involuntary movements, is a brain disorder, showing that its cause ...

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Eye movements reveal rhythm of memory formation

(Medical Xpress)—Quick eye movements, called saccades, that enable us to scan a visual scene appear to act as a metronome for pushing information about that scene into memory.

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New non-invasive method for brain research

Neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen have become the first to record neuromagnetic activity in the millisecond-by-millisecond range while the brain of a human subject was under stimulation by electric current. Electric ...

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Sound stimulation during sleep can enhance memory

Slow oscillations in brain activity, which occur during so-called slow-wave sleep, are critical for retaining memories. Researchers reporting online April 11 in the Cell Press journal Neuron have found that playing sounds ...

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Brain's code for visual working memory deciphered in monkeys

The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory circuit, an animal study supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests. The more in-sync such electrical signals of ...

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Brain waves reveal video game aptitude

Scientists report that they can predict who will improve most on an unfamiliar video game by looking at their brain waves.

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