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HKU scientists utilise innovative neuroimaging approach to unravel complex brain networks (The Brain)
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A research team led by Professor Ed X. Wu of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong has used an innovative neuroimaging tool to interrogate the complex brain networks and functions.
posted: 04/02/2017
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Personality linked to 'differences in brain structure' (The Brain)
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Our personality traits are linked to differences in the thickness and volume of various parts of our brains, an international study has suggested.
posted: 26/01/2017
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Donkey Kong used to Help Guide New Approaches in Neuroscience (The Brain)
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The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but humanmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, researchers applied widely used neuroscience approaches to analyze the classic games console Atari 2600 - which runs the videogame "Donkey Kong" - and found that such approaches do
posted: 12/01/2017
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Doctors use deep-brain ultrasound therapy to treat tremors (The Brain)
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Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain.
posted: 10/12/2016
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Hearing experts break sound barrier for children born without hearing nerve (The Brain)
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A multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve in a clinical trial backed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Launched in March 2014, the three-year study has enrolled five of 10 participants and successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) device in four children who previously could not hear.
posted: 17/02/2015
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Smoking thins vital part of brain (The Brain)
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Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brainís cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortexís thickness.
posted: 17/02/2015
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Intracranial Stimulation Proved Efficient in the Recovery of Learning and Memory in Rats (The Brain)
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Stimulation of the hypothalamus completely reverses learning and memory deficits caused by brain lesions in rats, according to adiscovery by a group of researchers led by the UAB. The research has also served to study the mechanisms through which this recovery occurs.
posted: 05/02/2015
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Repeated head blows linked to smaller brain volume and slower processing speeds (The Brain)
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Repeated blows to the head sustained during serial boxing or martial arts tournaments are linked to smaller volumes of certain parts of the brain and slower processing speeds, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
posted: 05/02/2015
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Scientists View Memory Effect of Whisker Tickling on Mouse Brains (The Brain)
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Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have succeeded in peering into the brains of live mice with such precision that they were able to see how the position of specific proteins changed as memories were forged. The technique has broad applications for future studies on learning and on what goes wrong in disorders like autism, Alzheimerís disease and schizophrenia.
posted: 05/02/2015
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More evidence that musical training protects the brain (The Brain)
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Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life.
posted: 05/02/2015
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