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Brain activity patterns linked with improved learning and memory in multiple sclerosis

A recent article by Kessler Foundation researchers demonstrated g people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The article, “Brain activation patterns associated with paragraph learning in persons with multiple sclerosis: The MEMREHAB trial,” (doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.09.008 ) was epublished on October 20, 2019 by the International Journal of Psychophysiology. The authors are Olga Boukrina, Ph.D., Ekaterina Dobryakova, Ph.D., […]

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Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behavior is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. The project team, led by UC Director of Clinical Legal Studies Professor Robin Palmer, has been working for the past three years to attempt to validate Forensic Brainwave […]

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Fragmented physical activity linked to greater mortality risk

Although reduced physical activity during the day is widely seen as a harbinger of mortality in older people, fragmentation of physical activity—spreading daily activity across more episodes of brief activity—may be an earlier indicator of mortality risk than total amount of daily activity, according to a new study from scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg […]

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Brain activity in teens predicts future mood health

An imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Proper coordination of frontoinsular brain networks help us regulate our attention between external goals and self-focused or emotional thinking. But abnormalities in the coordination […]

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Low, high levels of physical activity tied to reduced mortality

(HealthDay)—Both low and high levels of physical activity (PA) are associated with reduced all-cause mortality, according to a study published online March 19 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Min Zhao, from Shandong University in Jinan, China, and colleagues examined data from the National Health Interview Surveys (1997 to 2008) linked to the National […]

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Altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson’s captured in mice

The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson’s disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. Using a mouse model of the disease, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) identified unusual patterns of brain activity that appear to underlie its signature symptoms. Parkinson’s disrupts the basal ganglia, […]