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Schoolboy, 8, who turns into a ‘demon from The Exorcist’

Schoolboy, eight, turns into a ‘demon from The Exorcist’ who trashes the house and hallucinates because of a brain disorder which his mother believes was triggered by MOULD William Hewlett, from Winchester, changed completely after a fever in 2017 He is thought to have  Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) The illness causes swelling in the brain […]

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Half the brain encodes both arm movements

Individual arm movements are represented by neural activity in both the left and right hemispheres of the brain, according to a study of epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. This finding suggests the unaffected hemisphere in stroke could be harnessed to restore limb function on the same side of the body by controlling a brain-computer interface. […]

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How the brain learns during sleep

Researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Bonn have investigated which activity patterns occur in the brain when people remember or forget things. They were interested in how the brain replays and stores during sleep what it had learned before. The team recorded the brain activity of epilepsy patients who had electrodes implanted into […]

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Brain iron on MRI linked to disability in multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—Brain iron at quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with disability in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study recently published in Radiology. Robert Zivadinov, M.D., Ph.D., from the University at Buffalo in New York, and colleagues conducted a prospective study between March 2009 and November 2013 involving 600 participants with MS (452 with […]

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Why Doesn't Your Vision 'Go Dark' When You Blink?

There's a saying that goes, "Blink and you'll miss it." But generally, we don't miss a thing when we blink; in fact, we don't even notice when we're doing it. Indeed, even though adults blink about 15 times per minute, on average, our vision appears seamless and uninterrupted. But how does that work, exactly? Experts […]