Neuroscience

Neurotechnology holds promise for chronic stroke patients

Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva, Switzerland—Personalized neurotechnology-aided rehabilitation of the arm could improve recovery in severe chronic stroke patients according to a new paper published today ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Neuroscientists use magnetic stimulation to amplify PTSD therapy

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have found that a standard therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more effective when paired with transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain.

Neuroscience

Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why

With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically relevant spinal cord injuries regained control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs. But how do brain commands ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Could an experimental brain surgery make you happier?

It was a gloomy, rainy October day in 2007 when Kathryn began to see in colour again. This day marked the moment she started to recover —from a 19-year battle with a profoundly disabling treatment-resistant depression.

Neuroscience

Electrical stimulation improves paralyzed patients' function

Nearly 282,000 people in the U.S. live with paralysis following a spinal cord injury (SCI). A review of more than 90 studies found that electrical stimulation may help restore function in those paralyzed after SCI. The article ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Magnetic fields to alleviate anxiety

It is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. This has been shown by researchers from the Würzburg University Hospital in a new ...

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