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Brain Injury Contact Sports
2013-12-12 11:20:44

[ Watch The Video: Effects Of Head Impacts In College Athletics ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Leagues for professional contact sports have been increasingly concerned with the impact of concussions on the long-term mental health of their athletes. However, new research from Indiana University has indicated that concussions may only be part of the story. According to the researchers’ report in the journal Neurology, a single season of full-contact, college...

Brain Imaging Distinguishes Learning Disorders
2013-11-21 08:46:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability may develop differently than the brains of other children has been discovered by a Michigan State University researcher. Nonverbal learning disability (NVLD) has long been considered a "pseudo" diagnosis. The study findings, published in Child Neuropsychology, could someday help educators and clinicians better distinguish between and treat...

Einstein's Brain Was Apparently Very Well-Connected
2013-10-05 05:03:40

[ Watch the Video: Dissecting Einstein's Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Albert Einstein is generally recognized as one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, but exactly what was it that made his brain so special? The authors of a recently published study believe that they have found the answer to that riddle. Writing in the journal Brain, Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics and his colleagues explained that the...

2013-07-23 12:26:05

Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size can show white matter fiber bundles in the healthy corpus callosum. Researchers used two sets of human data to assess the performance of this method; one was from a healthy volunteer and the other from a patient with low-grade glioma. Results verified that this method was superior to the single-tensor Fiber Assignment by Continuous Tracking and the two-tensor eXtended Streamline Tractography for...

2013-03-20 15:57:16

Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits. Those are the findings of a new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers and published online March 20 by the American Journal of Psychiatry. "These findings suggest that 7-month-olds who go on...

Marsupials Handedness Depends On Gender
2013-03-06 10:50:43

BioMed Central Boys are right-handed, girls are left...Well at least this is true for sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica), finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, and shows that handedness in marsupials is dependent on gender. This preference of one hand over another has developed despite the absence of a corpus collosum, the part of the brain which in placental mammals allows one half of the...

Taking Music Lessons Early In Life Leads To Strong Brain Connections
2013-02-13 13:46:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Getting your child involved in a music program from an early age can help them develop stronger connections in their brain, according to a new study. Researchers reported in the Journal of Neuroscience children who start taking music lessons, such as a learning a recorder in kindergarten, before the age of seven have helped create stronger connections within the brain. The new study suggests musical training before this age...

Effects Of Alcohol On Brains Of Unborn Children Studied
2012-11-25 07:54:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drinking during pregnancy can have a severe, adverse effect on the central nervous systems of children after birth, researchers from Poland have discovered. The study, which was presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), looked at 200 children who were exposed to alcohol during their fetal stage, as well as 30 other kids whose mothers did not drink while pregnant or during...

2012-11-25 00:20:24

CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism that are visible using various imaging techniques, according to a new study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Alcohol use by expectant mothers can lead to problems with the mental and physical development of their children--a condition known as fetal alcohol...

2011-11-21 11:17:55

Recovery depends on the exchange of information between the brain hemispheres The structure of the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve fibres that connects the two halves of the brain with each other and in this way enables the rapid exchange of information between the left and right hemispheres, plays an important role in the regaining of motor skills following a stroke. A study currently published in the journal Human Brain Mapping has shown that in stroke patients with particularly...