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Fri, 26 May 2017   Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.

Thu, 25 May 2017   A flip switch for binge-eating?

Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating.

Thu, 25 May 2017   Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Research shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Thu, 25 May 2017   Brain images reveal roots of kids' increasing cognitive control

As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those 'executive functions' of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function.

Thu, 25 May 2017   Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters' needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents' daily interactions with their kids.

BPS Research Digest Blog

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