Neuroscience

Understanding brain activity when you name what you see

You see an object, you think of its name and then you say it. This apparently simple activity engages a set of brain regions that must interact with each other to produce the behavior quickly and accurately. A report published ...

Neuroscience

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain ...

Overweight & Obesity

Study: Smartphone app detects diet cheat

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight and half of them are trying to lose weight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, ...

Neuroscience

Stimulating deeper insights into brain function

Modeling changes in brain activity over time provides deeper insights into learning and behavioral responses. Observing the brain's response to repeated stimuli has helped KAUST researchers develop a method for modeling connectivity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Spanking linked to increase in children's behavior problems

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behavior problems at age 6 and age 8 relative to children who have never been spanked, according to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting outcomes for patients with kidney injury

When patients experience acute kidney injury (AKI)—sudden kidney failure or damage—in the hospital, they are at increased risk of death and other adverse events. Theoretically, if clinicians could predict which patients ...

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