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Electrophysiology – News and Features

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Neuronal Ripples Reveal Insight Into Human Memory

Spatial navigation and spatial memory play a central role in our lives. Without these abilities, we would hardly be able to find our way around our surroundings and would find it difficult to remember past events.
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Engineers Unveil New Patch To Help People Control Robotic Exoskeletons

A newly developed wearable patch, about the size of a BandAid, can be used to operate robotic exoskeletons that mimic or enhance the power of human anatomy.
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How a Walk in Nature Helps Us Focus

“A walk in nature enhances certain executive control processes in the brain above and beyond the benefits associated with exercise,” reports a new study.
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Long-Lasting Neural Implant Can Record From the Brain for Months

A newly developed soft implantable device can record single-neuron activity in the brain for months, furthering our understanding of neural circuits.
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Handwriting May Improve Brain Connectivity More Than Keyboard Typing

EEG data has shown how brain connectivity is enhanced when writing by hand compared to typing on a keyboard, which has implications for memory and learning, especially in classrooms.
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What Happens in the Human Brain After Taking DMT?

How, exactly, DMT alters brain function to produce positive effects observed in clinical trials is not yet clear, though a study from scientists at Imperial College London has shed some light.
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AI Stethoscope Doubles Detection of Pregnancy-Linked Heart Issues

An AI-enabled digital stethoscope has been shown to identify twice as many cases of pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy compared to regular care.
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Evidence Gathers That Gamma Rays Can Help Treat Alzheimer's

A new review surveys a broadening landscape of studies showing what’s known, and what remains to be found, about the therapeutic potential of non-invasive sensory, electrical or magnetic stimulation of gamma brain rhythms.
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The Shape of a Dog's Head Can Affect Their Sleep

Flat-faced dogs' popularity comes at a high cost in terms of health: shortened skulls are associated with deteriorative brain morphology changes, breathing difficulties and sleep problems.
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Exposure to Trauma in Infancy Alters the Brain, but Can We Reverse It?

Weizmann Institute researchers reveal in mice how exposure to trauma in infancy alters the brain; they show that early treatment to reverse these changes is vital for rehabilitation.
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