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Electrophysiology – News and Features

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Relaxing Words Can Slow the Heart Rate Down During Sleep

This discovery reveals that the sleeping body also reacts to the external world during sleep, explaining how some information from the sensory environment can affect sleep quality.
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Brain Wave and Skin Response Sensors Elevate Consumer Insights

Machines still can’t think, but now they can validate your feelings, based on new research from New Jersey Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Jorge Fresneda.
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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.