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Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies.
Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at basic and timely brain-related topics, like traumatic brain injury and obesity.
Do you misplace your keys regularly?
Forget appointments? Have trouble remembering names? No worries. A host
of companies promise to “train” your brain with games designed to stave
off mental decline. Regardless of their effectiveness, their advertising
has convinced tens of thousands of people to open their wallets. As our
authors review the research on cognitive-training products, they expose
the science surrounding the benefits of brain games as sketchy at best.
A panel at the recent Aspen Brain Forum discussed how certain social and psychological aspects of environment influence biology and behavior.
Speakers on an Aspen Brain Forum panel about nutrition
focused on iron deficiency—the most common single nutrient deficiency in the
world—and its effects on neurodevelopment.
Want to travel to Mars? Bring empathy, communication skills; expect trouble with seeing, thinking—and keeping food down.
Studies suggest amyloid accumulates for 3
decades or more before dementia symptoms show.
Researchers are teasing out brain areas and networks that respond to threats, real and imagined.
Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom
Craig Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Craig Stark, Ph.D.
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Lower vitamin D levels linked to higher dementia risk in two separate studies.
discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the
tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
Researchers focusing on glutamate pathways may have found a potential biomarker for the mood disorder.
Molecular neurobiologist Dennis O'Leary described his work during a special lecture after being awarded the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)/ Max Cowan Prize at the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience.
Stem Cell Transplants Show Promise for Future Parkinson’s Treatments
Parkinson's disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that targets dopaminergic cells in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Most patients are treated with the drug Levodop
report promising results from a small clinical trial of an SSRI drug to lower
amyloid beta levels, but years of further tests lie ahead.
much should we enhance our brains, how far should we go to treat risky pre-term
pregnancies, and when can we morally do research on people having surgery for
something else were among the topics at the William Safire Seminar on
Reducing fat levels in obese mice through exercise or surgery appears to result in better cognitive performance.