Neuroscience

Research Shows How the Human Brain Adapts to Injury

A study published in Cerebral Cortex, demonstrates that when one brain area loses functionality, a “back-up” group of secondary brain areas immediately activate, replacing not only the unavailable area but also its collateral areas. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) have used a combination of neural imaging methods to discover […]

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By R Kennedy | Brain Scan . Cognition . MRI . Neuroscience
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Why People Perform Better After Receiving a Compliment

Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing specific tasks appear to perform better when another person compliments them. There seems to be scientific validity behind the message ‘praise to encourage improvement’. [Read more…]

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By R Kennedy | Job satisfaction . Neuroscience . News
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The Brain Organizes Objects by Size

Previously unknown to neuroscientists, how the brain organizes object representation or perceives and identifies different objects has been a mystery. A new study in Neuron, by MIT researchers, has discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, with a specific region of the brain reserved for recognizing large objects and another reserved […]

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Brain Changes in Obesity

Finnish researchers have found new evidence for the role of the brain in obesity. The central nervous system is actively involved in processing hunger signals and thus, controlling food intake. Research suggests that it is possible that the cause of weight gain and obesity might be in the brain. Using multiple brain imaging methods, the […]

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By R Kennedy | Imaging . MRI . Neuroscience . Obesity . PET . Radiology
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The Neuroscience of Happiness

A new book “The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life” by Shimon Edelman, PhD, professor of psychology and cognitive scientist at Cornell University offers some interesting insights into the brain’s basic computational skills – its ability to compute information, perform statistical analysis and weigh value judgments in daily life […]

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By R Kennedy | Neuroscience
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Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) Improves New Learning and Memory in MS

According to a study by Chiaravalloti and colleagues from the Kessler Foundation,  behavioral interventions can have a positive effect on brain function in people with cognitive disability caused by MS. Deficits in new learning and memory are common in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), though few studies have examined the efficacy of memory retraining in MS. […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Different Area of Brain

According to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), multiple sclerosis (MS) affects an area of the brain that controls cognitive, sensory and motor functioning, which is separate from the disabling damage caused by the  lesions or plaques, which appear in the brain and spinal cord of patients with MS. The […]

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By R Kennedy | Multiple sclerosis . Neuroscience
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Chair Summit Meeting Highlights – available now in HORM

Article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) available now in Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM) The continuing professional development of clinicians protects one of our nation’s most precious human resources—a well-trained force of health care workers. Making decisions to manage illness and handle […]

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