Neuroscience

World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity

A world-first study has found that severely overweight people are less likely to be able to re-wire their brains and find new neural pathways, a discovery that has significant implications for people recovering from a stroke ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease can affect the eyes, and here's what we know so far

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. It's characterized by changes in movement, including tremors, and slower and more rigid movements. But researchers ...

Ophthalmology

Opening eyes to a frontier in vision restoration

A revolutionary cortical vision device, developed by Monash University researchers that could one day help restore vision to the blind, is being prepared for world-first human clinical trials in Melbourne.

Neuroscience

Motor learning processes influence how humans learn new behaviors

Motor behaviors are part of all basic human activities, from talking and breathing to standing, walking and playing instruments or sports. These motor skills require that the nervous system first learns how to move by creating ...

Neuroscience

New form of brain analysis engages whole brain for the first time

A new method of brain imaging analysis offers the potential to greatly improve the effectiveness of noninvasive brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer's, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and other conditions. ...

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