Executive Function

Implant-free optogenetics minimizes brain damage during neuronal stimulation
April 29, 2020
A minimally invasive optogenetic technique that does not require brain implants successfully manipulated the activity of neurons in mice and monkeys, researchers report April 29th in the journal . The researchers first genetically engineered neurons to produce a newly developed, extremely light-s...
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Molecular switch plays crucial role in learning from negative experiences
April 29, 2020
Neurobiologists at KU Leuven have discovered how the signalling molecule Neuromedin U plays a crucial role in our learning process. The protein allows the brain to recall negative memories and, as such, learn from the past. The findings of their study on roundworms have been published in the jour...
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How the heart affects our perception
April 28, 2020
The first mechanism establishes a relationship between the phase of the heartbeat and conscious experience. In a regular rhythm, the heart contracts in the so-called systolic phase and pumps blood into the body. In a second phase, the diastolic phase, the blood flows back and the heart fills up a...
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Visual-spatial learning disorder is more common than thought, finds study
April 28, 2020
Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD), a poorly understood and often-overlooked disorder that causes problems with visual-spatial processing, may affect nearly 3 million children in the United States, making it one of the most common learning disorders, according to a new study by led by Columbia ...
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Some NFL Players May Be Misdiagnosed With Brain Disease: Study
April 28, 2020



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By Serena Gordon
MONDAY, April 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The brain damage that may occ...
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Parkinson's disease may start in the gut
April 27, 2020
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of North Carolina in the USA have mapped out the cell types behind various brain disorders. The findings are published in and offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target neurological and psychiatric disorders. O...
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How hearing loss in old age affects the brain
April 23, 2020
If your hearing deteriorates in old age, the risk of dementia and cognitive decline increases. So far, it hasn't been clear why. A team of neuroscientists has examined what happens in the brain when hearing gradually deteriorates: key areas of the brain are reorganized, and this affects memory....
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Alzheimer's disease: Anticipating end-of-life needs
April 23, 2020


Alzheimer's disease: Anticipating end-of-life needs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, caregivers often focus on keeping loved ones ...
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Autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson's disease, study suggests
April 20, 2020
A new study co-led by scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) adds increasing evidence that Parkinson's disease is partly an autoimmune disease. In fact, the researchers report that signs of autoimmunity can appear in Parkinson's disease patients years before their official diag...
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Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release
April 18, 2020
Abnormal levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are linked to a variety of mental health disorders, including depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MIT researchers have now devised a way to remotely control the release of these hormones from the adrenal gland, us...
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