Neuroscience

Boosting social functioning treatments for people with autism

A new study indicates the prevalence rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have now grown to 1 in 40, a jump from the rate of 1 in 65 published just two years ago. Indeed, ASD is now the fastest growing neurodevelopmental ...

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Calcium waves in the brain alleviate depressive behavior in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that the benefits of stimulating the brain with direct current come from its effects on astrocytes—not neurons—in the mouse brain. Published in ...

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Electrocortical therapy may prevent motion sickness

(HealthDay)—A mild electrical current applied to the scalp—transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)—can prevent motion sickness, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in Neurology.

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Commercial brain stimulation device impairs memory

People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device. Psychologists Laura Steenbergen and Lorenza Colzato, ...

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