Neurology/Neuroscience

What to know about RSD
December 21, 2019

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a nerve disorder that affects pain regulation.
Doctors now refer to RSD as "type 1 ...
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What to know about the Moro reflex?
December 20, 2019

The Moro reflex, or startle reflex, refers to an involuntary motor response that infants develop shortly after birth. A Moro reflex may involve the infant suddenly splaying their arms and moving their legs before bringing their arms in front...
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What to know about a CSF leak
December 20, 2019

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Its role is to supply nutrients to these areas and to cushion the brain inside the skull.
The brain is covered in thin layers of tissue collectively called the...
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What to know about dysarthria
December 20, 2019

Dysarthria is a collective term for a group of speech disorders that occur as a result of muscle weakness. People with dysarthria have neurological damage that weakens the muscles necessary for speech.
The neurological damage underlying dysarthr...
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Belly fat may reduce mental agility from midlife onward
December 19, 2019
A study of thousands of middle-aged and older people has linked having more body fat and less muscle mass to changes in mental flexibility with age. The research also suggests that changes to the immune system may play a role....
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Cancer drug shows promise in Parkinson's disease safety trial
December 18, 2019
Nilotinib, a drug that regulators have approved for the treatment of leukemia, has shown promise in a small clinical trial of people with Parkinson's disease....
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Why is it so difficult to make people change their minds?
December 18, 2019
A new study looks at participants' brain activity as they compare their own opinions to others' to find out why it can be so very difficult to change someone's mind....
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Drumming makes your brain more efficient
December 16, 2019
Over years of practice, drummers appear to modify the way that the two sides of their brain communicate. According to a recent study, the cabling that runs between the two hemispheres of a drummer's brain is significantly different from non-musicians....
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