Learning About Parkinson's Research with Dr. Nicole Polinski

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In this excerpt from the weekly Neuro Show, Adam and Xandrina interview Dr. Nicole Polinski from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to learn about the current state of Parkinson's Disease (PD) research.

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Charles Limb: Your brain on improv

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Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out.

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Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

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Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cycles

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Bach Worse Than His Bite? Crocodile Listens to Classical Music in MRI Machine

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Scientists overcame technical challenges to test the crocodile’s response to visual and auditory stimuli, including playing classical music to the animal.

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The Art of Cognitive Blindspots

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Using two classics of magic, Kyle Eschen explores the psychological techniques that underlie theatrical deception.

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Gut Microbes May Contribute to Depression and Anxiety

Gut Microbes May Contribute to Depression and Anxiety

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Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so

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Protein Turnover Rates Differ Across the Brain
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Scientists have revealed that protein molecules in the brain are broken down and replaced at different rates, depending on where in the brain they are.

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Glial-Neuronal Interaction Fundamental for Memory
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When astrocytes in mice overproduce a protein called ephrin-B1, the ability of the animal to retain memory weakens.

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Handedness Affects Happiness in Mental Health Treatment
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Radical new model of emotion in the brain suggests current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population.

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Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do

Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do

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Lets take a look at the science behind the gesture

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates
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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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Why do Humans Have Such Large Brains? Our Study Suggests Ecology Was the Driving Force
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Most animals have brains in proportion to their body size – species with larger bodies often have larger brains. But the human brain is almost six times bigger than expected for our bodies.

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King of Pop Inspired Moves Means More Visits to the Doc
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Neurosurgeons raise awareness of the stresses of extreme dance moves on the spine

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