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Visual processing problems in children have been linked to dyslexia, motor skills and difficulties...

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Visual processing is about how the brain perceives and processes the impressions of the eyes. Problems with processing visual impressions can also impact a variety of other skills. “We’ve...

Researchers have discovered how the brain may generate imagined future scenarios

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Survival often depends on animals’ ability to make split-second decisions that rely on imagining alternative futures: If I’m being chased by a hungry predator, do I zag left to get home safely...

Excessive consumption of energy drinks has been linked to serious mental health problems

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New research at Flinders University in Australia, published in the international journal PLOS One, put a form of cognitive incentive retraining – a form of computer-based training aimed at reducing decision-making biases in...

Cerebral edema is a severe complication of stroke linked to glymphatic system malfunction

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Cerebral edema, swelling that occurs in the brain, is a severe and potentially fatal complication of stroke. New research, which was conducted in mice and appears in the...

Low and high exercise intensities differentially influence brain function

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A new study shows for the first time that low and high exercise intensities differentially influence brain function. Using resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (Rs-fMRI), a noninvasive technique that allows for...

Researchers have developed a photovoltaic cell that works at night

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What if solar cells worked at night? That's no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. In fact,...

Researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating

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Just when it seemed like robots couldn't get any cooler, Cornell researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating. This form of thermal...

Researchers have developed a new method for delivering neural precursor cells into spinal cord...

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Writing in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, an international research team, led by physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, describe a new method for delivering neural precursor cells...

Adopted individuals have higher genetic risk for mental health problems

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The adoption of children is a fundamental method of building families. However, adoptees may face subsequent adaptive challenges associated with family stress at the time of birth and during the adoption process.

The developing fetal brain is linked to maternal stress and anxiety

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When pregnant women experience elevated anxiety, stress or depression, these prenatal stressors can alter the structure of the developing fetal brain and disrupt its biochemistry – even if these women have uncomplicated...