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Latest Neuroplasticity Stories

2010-02-11 11:31:05

New research provides insight into why fragile X syndrome, the most common known cause of autism and mental retardation, is associated with an extreme hypersensitivity to sounds, touch, smells, and visual stimuli that causes sensory overload and results in social withdrawal, hyperarousal, and anxiety.

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2010-02-01 09:05:45

New research shows our brains are a lot more chaotic than previously thought, and that this might be a good thing.

2010-01-27 16:27:31

New research finds that an increase in brain magnesium improves learning and memory in young and old rats.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.

2009-12-28 16:43:06

The early stages of Alzheimer's disease are thought to occur at the synapse, since synapse loss is associated with memory dysfunction.

2009-12-09 19:44:52

Cells release nourishing growth factor in key area.

2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.

2009-11-19 19:41:09

UCSF scientists studying nerve cells in fruit flies have uncovered a new function for a gene whose human equivalent may play a critical role in schizophrenia.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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