The Neuroscience Roundup - 11/15/19
List Nov 15, 2019 | by Ruairi J Mackenzie, Science Writer for Technology Networks
Here's a short selection of our favorite neuroscience stories from the last week!
1. According to a new study, chronic adversity in childhood and adulthood could lead to a dampened physiological response to acute stress and exaggerated threat perception.
2. A new study finds that hiccupping triggers a large wave of brain signals which may help newborn babies learn how to regulate their breathing.
3. New research, which sheds light on how the amygdala, or “fear center” functions, could help to advance understanding of conditions like PTSD and depression.
4. Researchers have found that people who report that they cannot read or write are at increased risk of dementia compared to people who are literate.
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5. In a surprising finding using an animal model of Down syndrome (DS), scientists were able to correct the learning and memory deficits associated with the condition with drugs that target the body's response to cellular stresses.
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