Neuroscience

The Cerebellum’s Function in Absence Seizures

The Cerebellum’s Function in Absence Seizures

For a few seconds, you will blank out or stare into space as a result of an absence seizure. Petit mal seizures are another name for certain types of seizures. Absence seizures are most prevalent in children and rarely produce long-term complications. These seizures are frequently precipitated by.....

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Higher Antioxidant Levels are associated to a Lower Risk of Dementia

Higher Antioxidant Levels are associated to a Lower Risk of Dementia

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that happens almost everywhere in nature and involves the transfer of electrons from one atom to another. However, when it comes to biology and our health, we are only interested in a subset of these processes. We are particularly concerned about the prevalence of.....

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New Research Sheds Light on how Ritalin Improves Focus

New Research Sheds Light on how Ritalin Improves Focus

Ritalin works by boosting the amount of dopamine produced in the striatum, a critical part of the brain associated with motivation, activity, and cognition. Dopamine is a chemical that transmits impulses between nerve cells, and prior research has shown that increased levels of dopamine make both.....

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Alzheimer’s Disease Psychiatric Symptoms

Alzheimer’s Disease Psychiatric Symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by cognitive deterioration, which is often first detected as memory impairment (AD). Deficits in learning, memory, language, and visuospatial skills are caused by neuropathological alterations in the cerebral cortex and limbic system. The distribution of.....

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Migraine Sufferers’ Brains are Overly Active

Migraine Sufferers’ Brains are Overly Active

Migraine sufferers appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex, according to researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster. Migraines are intense and chronic headaches that are frequently accompanied by heightened sensitivity to visual or other sensory stimuli. The exact causes o.....

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