The Neuroscience Roundup - 08/23/19
List Aug 23, 2019 | by Ruairi J Mackenzie, Science Writer for Technology Networks
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Here's a short selection of our favorite neuroscience stories from the last week!
1. A malfunctioning liver is a serious issue for the body, but new research has investigated the condition hepatic encephalopathy, in which a liver issues can lead to brain damage.
2. Getting "sleep in your eyes" might be a more literal phenomenon that we first thought. New research shows that eye movement tracking can diagnose acute sleep loss.
3. Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively, suggests a new study.
4. Researchers have trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through a technique that allows patients to monitor the function of their brain in real time
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5. We know myelin is essential for communication in the brain, but could it play a role in psychiatric disorders? A new study has weighed in with genetic evidence.