Medical research

Predicting the chaos in Tourette syndrome tics

During the pandemic, news reports surfaced of a surge of young adults showing up at doctors' offices with unexplainable movement disorders that looked, perhaps to a non-specialist, a little bit like Tourette syndrome.

Neuroscience

Novel computational model to predict 'change blindness'

Our brains have the remarkable ability to process details, but may sometimes fail to notice even marked differences. For example, in the images above, some people may not immediately spot the difference in size between the ...

Neuroscience

How do migraines affect the sleep cycle?

Adults and children with migraines may get less quality, REM sleep time than people who don't have migraines. That's according to a meta-analysis published in the September 22, 2021, online issue of Neurology, the medical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Activity is good. Varied activity is better

The recommendations are clear: physical activity is good for mental health. But it also depends on how varied it is. That's what a new study by researchers at the University of Basel shows, pointing to one of the reasons ...

Neuroscience

Our eye movements help us retrieve memories, suggests new study

In a recent study, scientists at Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute (RRI) found that research participants moved their eyes to determine whether they had seen an image before, and that their eye movement patterns could ...

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