Latest Neuropsychology Stories

2013-03-04 23:11:43

Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you´re falling asleep or just waking up? It´s a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it´s often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which can include complex and disturbing hallucinations and intense fear. For some people, sleep paralysis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; for others, it can be a frequent, even nightly, phenomenon. Researchers James Allan Cheyne and Gordon Pennycook of the University of...

2013-03-01 12:04:29

Findings published in March Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation have implications for translational research into brain-mediated immune defenses, infection control practices and cognitive rehabilitation strategies after stroke and brain injury. The March 2013 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the medical journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, features an article by Kessler researchers Pasquale Frisina, PhD, Ann Kutlik, BA, and...

2013-02-24 23:00:03

The startup social network aptly titled “Weed Meet” has opened for user participation and beta testing in the United States. The social network allows users to connect with nearby marijuana smokers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 The startup social network aptly titled “Weed Meet” has opened the website for user participation and beta testing in the United States. The WeedMeet.com network is free and it´s designed to provide marijuana users with a...

2013-02-20 12:23:31

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and the technical performance of jumps. The technique of mental rehearsal is used to consolidate performance in many disciplines including music and sport. Motor imagery and physical practice use overlapping neural networks in the brain and the two...

Senior Citizens Who Use Facebook Have Improved Cognition
2013-02-19 07:38:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social networking giant Facebook has become the tool of choice for many researchers who are studying everything from child psychology to cognitive decline. On the cognitive end, one new study has shown adults over the age of 65 may get an intellectual boost if they learn to use the popular social site. When it comes to sharpening those cognitive skills, University of Arizona graduate student Janelle Wohltmann says Facebook may be...

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated —— and that learning can be restored. Karen Szumlinski, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences...

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