June 2016

Scientific American: Unlocking the mystery of how the brain creates vision

When you walk into a room, your eyes process your surroundings immediately: refrigerator, sink, table, chairs. “This is the kitchen,” you realize. Your brain has taken data and come to a clear conclusion about the world around you, in an instant. But how does this actually happen? (June 29, 2016) Read the full article here

BBC: Playing card games aids stroke recovery

Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, say Canadian researchers. The scientists found it improved patients’ motor skills. (June 30, 2016) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: Concussions and kids—mind the signs

Head trauma is a major public health concern in the United States, with indirect and direct health-care costs approaching nearly US$1 billion annually. Worse, head trauma also can cause short- and long-term health problems and, in children, problems with academics, headaches and behavioral health issues. (June 30, 2016) Read the full article here

News Medical: Study links dopamine D2 receptor to long-term episodic memory

A European study led by Umea University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term episodic memory, which function often reduces with age and due to dementia. This new insight can contribute to the understanding of why some but not others are affected by memory impairment. (June 29, […]

Huffington Post: 7 tips to help a parent cope with a child with ADHD

Many children and teenagers are diagnosed with ADHD. Parents are familiar with the list of symptoms and often get professionals to help their child modify their disorganization, distractability, and hyperactivity. (June 30, 2016) Read the full article here

Science 2.0: Brain cancer: Why glioblastoma is so difficult to treat

You find yourself sitting in your doctor’s surgery. It’s only been a few days since your initial visit to check on these pounding headaches you’ve been waking up with, along with some dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and a general drowsy and disconnected feeling. (June 30, 2016) Read the full article here

Huffington Post: This is what food does to your brain

In all seriousness, thought, what you eat has a direct effect on your brain. This may seem obvious, but obesity rates in America are still on the rise, so it’s time for a refresher! (June 27, 2016) Read the full article here