Neuroscience

Can't count sheep? You could have aphantasia

If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a "mind's eye".

Cardiology

Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen

Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there's an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hope for children with TSC, a genetic tumor disorder

Although it is rare, tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) can be a difficult and frightening diagnosis for parents and children. The genetic disorder causes nonmalignant tumors to form in many different organs, including the ...

Neuroscience

Computer supports interpretation of EEGs

An estimated forty to fifty thousand EEG registrations are made each year in the Netherlands alone. Visually analysing and interpreting all this data costs neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists a great deal of time ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Toward an early diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Despite all the research done on Alzheimer's, there is still no early diagnostic tool for the disease. By looking at the brain wave components of individuals with the disease, Professor Tiago H. Falk of INRS's Centre Énergie ...

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