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New findings on how brain handles tactile sensations
News   Sep 25, 2014

The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain. However, this is challenged by new research findings from Lund University in Sweden that suggest both that other levels in the brain play a greater role than previously thought, and that a larger proportion of the brain's different structures are involved in the perception of touch.

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Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics
News   Sep 25, 2014

A chemical in the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette Syndrome (TS), a new study has shown.

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ADHD: Brains not recognizing an angry expression
News   Sep 25, 2014

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities. They have been found to have impaired recognition of emotional expression from other faces.

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Brain areas activated by itch-relieving drug identified
News   Sep 24, 2014

Areas of the brain that respond to reward and pleasure are linked to the ability of a drug known as butorphanol to relieve itch, according to new research led by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), and Director of the Temple Itch Center.

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Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird
News   Sep 24, 2014

Brain cells that multiply to help birds sing their best during breeding season are known to die back naturally later in the year. For the first time researchers have described the series of events that cues new neuron growth each spring, and it all appears to start with a signal from the expiring cells the previous fall that primes the brain to start producing stem cells.

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New EEG electrode set for fast and easy measurement of brain function abnormalities
News   Sep 24, 2014

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the PhD study of Pasi Lepola, MSc, make it possible to attach the electrode set on the patient quickly, resulting in reliable results without any special treatment of the skin.

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Presence or absence of early language delay alters anatomy of the brain in autism
News   Sep 23, 2014

Individual differences in early language development, and in later language functioning, are associated with changes in the anatomy of the brain in autism.

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Statin Use Following Hemorrhagic Stroke Associated with Improved Survival
News   Sep 23, 2014

Patients who were treated with a statin in the hospital after suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke were significantly more likely to survive than those who were not, according to a study published September 22 in JAMA Neurology.

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Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis
News   Sep 23, 2014

For individuals facing the possibility of a lifetime on antipsychotic medications, this new analysis may help them and their health care providers in making a difficult decision. A study led by University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis.

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Artificial intelligence that imitates children’s learning
News   Sep 23, 2014

The computer programmes used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialised. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments.

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