Behavioural Techniques | Memory Reconsolidation

Visual perceptual skills are updated by the process similar to memory reconsolidation. New research concludes that humans’ ability to identify and categorize what they see is kept up-to-date by reactivating lessons learned and allowing them to become stable over time. A new study shows that updating visual perceptual skills — which humans rely on to recognize what they see, including potential threats,… Continue reading Behavioural Techniques | Memory Reconsolidation

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Levels of Dopamine | Parkinsons Disease | Towards A Better Tomorrow | Neurology 2018  

Levels of Dopamine | Parkinsons Disease | Towards A Better Tomorrow | Neurology 2018 Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine – an important chemical found in… Continue reading Levels of Dopamine | Parkinsons Disease | Towards A Better Tomorrow | Neurology 2018  

High Blood Pressure | Neuro-Cognition | Communication | Neurons | Neurology2018

Scientists explore how high blood pressure hurts cognition Researchers report impairments in the neuroprotective communication between neural blood vessels, astrocytes and neurons may be an early factor in how high blood pressure may impair cognitive function. The squeeze high blood pressure puts on fragile blood vessels in the brain appears to disrupt a normal, protective process that balances the blood flowing to… Continue reading High Blood Pressure | Neuro-Cognition | Communication | Neurons | Neurology2018

Recent Advancements | Research | Quantum Dots | Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s | Neurology 2018

Quantum Dots | Reduced Symptoms | Parkinsons Disease & Alzheimer's | Research Areas   Tiny particles called quantum dots reduce symptoms in mice primed to develop a type of Parkinson’s disease and also block the formation of the toxic protein clumps in Alzheimer’s. They could one day be a novel treatment for these brain disorders, although tests in people are some years away.… Continue reading Recent Advancements | Research | Quantum Dots | Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s | Neurology 2018

Neurotransmitter | Noradrenaline | Sensory Perceptions | Brain | Neurology2018 | Berlin 

Neurotransmitter | Noradrenaline | Sensory Perceptions | Brain | Neurology2018 | Berlin  A new study reveals noradrenaline plays a vital role in early stages of perception. Researchers report later processing of visual information occurs in the cerebral cortex and is affected by noradrenaline to determine if an image will enter our stream of consciousness. A new study published in Current Biology suggests that noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter responsible for… Continue reading Neurotransmitter | Noradrenaline | Sensory Perceptions | Brain | Neurology2018 | Berlin 

New Nomenclature | Genetic Movement Disorders | Neurology 2018 | Neurology Conference 2018

A new nomenclature for genetic movement disorders. A Task Force was created by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society with the aim of analysing apparent problems and providing solutions regarding the current nomenclature of genetic movement disorders. Their suggestions have been published, Aim to tackle several drawbacks of the current locus assignment system, such as 1) the inability to distinguishdisease-causing mutations from… Continue reading New Nomenclature | Genetic Movement Disorders | Neurology 2018 | Neurology Conference 2018

Obesity | Overweight | Condition After Brain Injury | Neurology 2018

Obesity and overweight linked to long-term health problems after traumatic brain injury High Body Weight Linked to Health Problems after Acute Rehabilitation for TBI The study included 7,287 adults with TBI who had undergone inpatient acute rehabilitation. Inpatient rehabilitation consists of intensive therapy, provided by a team of specialists, designed to improve physical and mental functioning. Care was provided by… Continue reading Obesity | Overweight | Condition After Brain Injury | Neurology 2018