Executive Function

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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Coping strategies and stress among resettled Bhutanese adults in Massachusetts.
April 20, 2020
Stress associated with attempts to integrate into a new culture is directly linked to mental health outcomes among refugees. However, there is a paucity of literature on how refugees cope to reduce their stress. This study assessed the association between coping strategies and perceived stress among...
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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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Solving the puzzle of Mitchell disease
April 16, 2020
When a patient with puzzling neurological symptoms enrolled in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, researchers led by Dr. Hugo J. Bellen were set on solving the mystery. The patient presented with an unidentified late-onset neurodegenerative disorder. The team named this new syndrome "Mitchell dise...
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