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Study vailidates first 'gold standard' technique for identifying early signs of Alzheimer's

Study vailidates first 'gold standard' technique for identifying early signs of Alzheimer's | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
The first 'gold standard' technique for measuring brain tissue loss - an early sign of Alzheimer's disease - has been validated in a new study led by UCLA researchers.
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Health News - First Real-time MRI-guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s in Southern California

Health News - First Real-time MRI-guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s in Southern California | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
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Tracking the Source of "Selective Attention" Problems in Brain-Injured Vets

Tracking the Source of "Selective Attention" Problems in Brain-Injured Vets | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
The obvious cognitive symptoms of minor traumatic brain injury can dissipate within a few days, but blast-exposed veterans may continue to have problems focusing attention on one sound source and ignoring others, an ability known as "selective auditory attention.” According to a new study, such apparent "hearing" problems actually may be caused by diffuse injury to the brain's prefrontal lobe -- work that will be described at the 167th meeting of the ASA.
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Kill One Man to Save Five Others? Moral Decisions and How Language Affects Them

Kill One Man to Save Five Others? Moral Decisions and How Language Affects Them | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Millions of people on earth speak more than one language, yet new research strongly indicates that decisions made in the mother tongue are more emotional than those made in a foreign, or learned, l...
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Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
According to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo." If this condition does become recognized as legitimate by the American Psychiatric Association, kids with the diagnosis would likely be prescribed medications for the disorder. The condition has surfaced in the scientific literature occasionally since the 1980s, but this is the first time it has received this much attention â€" the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology made it the main focus of their January issue, with 136 pages dedicated to the topic. Some say that these growing numbers aren't an increase in the number of kids with ADHD, but instead reflect a parental desire for good grades and behavior, along with aggressive marketing by drug companies. What Doctors Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking At Your EyesHere's How Fast Food And Exercise Habits Vary Around AmericaHere's How Eating Habits Vary Around AmericaThese Beautiful Charts Show The Emerging Technologies That Will Change The World11 Reasons Why Mosquitoes Are The WorstSEE ALSO: 
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Brain-mapping experiment proves that schizophrenia patients have impaired ability to imitate

Brain-mapping experiment proves that schizophrenia patients have impaired ability to imitate | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning." According to psychologists, imitation is something that we all do whenever we learn a new skill, whether it is dancing or how to behave in specific social situations.
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Frontiers | Deep Brain Stimulation as a Tool for Improving Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Dementia: A Systematic Review | Neurodegeneration

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established, in selected cases therapeutically effective, non-lesional treatment method delivering current rectangular pulses into dysfunctional brain structures via chronically implanted stimulation electrodes. DBS is a recognized method applied in movement disorders and is increasingly evaluated as a possible therapeutic option for psychiatric diseases such as refractory obsessive-compulsive disorders, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, major depression and substance-related addiction. Latest research indicates that DBS may be a method for improving cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s dementia (AD). Translational data in healthy and AD animals appear to support this notion. Nevertheless, many aspects remain unclear, particularly with regard to the optimal target structure. The objective of this review is to present a systematic overview regarding published research on DBS and cognitive functioning in animal and human studies as well as to provide a systematic overview of the feasibility and efficacy of the treatment. We describe three studies investigating the effects of DBS in patients with dementia, using either the fornix or the nucleus basalis of Meynert as a target. In total, we identified 25 animal studies with 10 brain structures being targeted: fornix, nucleus basalis of Meynert, anterior caudate nucleus, dorsal striatum, anterior thalamic nucleus, midline thalamic nuclei, central thalamic nuclei, lateral hypothalamus, hippocampus (entorhinal cortex, perforant path) and amygdala. Considering the wide and diverse spectrum of targets, we add to this review a supposition about possible underlying mechanisms of operation and recommendations for further research.
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A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read

A Reading Teacher Who Lost The Ability To Read | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Though she suffers from alexia disorder, she's teaching herself how to recognize words again.
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Study hints at therapeutic uses of ecstasy

Study hints at therapeutic uses of ecstasy | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Brian imaging experiments have revealed for the first time how ecstasy produces feelings of euphoria in users. The findings hint at ways that ecstasy, or MDMA, might be useful in the treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Expert says drugs ineffective against dementia, and advises a different approach to treatment of disease

Expert says drugs ineffective against dementia, and advises a different approach to treatment of disease | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Dr. G. Allen Power spoke to a large group at the Family Life Center of the Jackson Street Church of Christ Friday regarding care for persons living with dementia.
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Two Beers A Day Increase Risk Of Memory Loss

Two Beers A Day Increase Risk Of Memory Loss | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Studies show that more than two beers a day speeds up memory loss in middle age men.
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Ultrasound used to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease | Science! | Geek.com

Ultrasound used to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease | Science! | Geek.com | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
As the world’s population continues to age the problem of dementia increases. These brain diseases see people slowly lose the ability to think, remember, and inevitably they become unable to look after themselves. [...]
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Alzheimer revertido pela primeira vez - JN

Alzheimer revertido pela primeira vez - JN | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Pela primeira vez foi possível travar a doença de Alzheimer. Um grupo de investigadores canadianos recorreu a uma técnica de estimulação cerebral profunda, enviando impulsos elétricos para o cérebro dos pacientes.
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‘Friendly’ Technology Gives Dementia Caregivers Peace of Mind

‘Friendly’ Technology Gives Dementia Caregivers Peace of Mind | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 -- http://fivestarseniorservices.com [Five Star Senior Services] announced today that it will offer a complimentary, http://www.gerijoy.com/fivestar.html [24/7 companionship and oversight] service for older adults with Alzheimer's and dementia. The Canadian home care agency is able to offer such a valuable service at no additional cost to its clients thanks to the latest virtual companion technology from GeriJoy, an http://gerijoy.com [MIT startup].
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Study confirms neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder

Study confirms neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood. Researchers from CNRS, the University of Strasbourg and INSERM1 have identified a cerebral structure, the superior colliculus, where hyperstimulation causes behavior modifications similar to those of some patients who suffer from ADD.
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Brain mapping confirms patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate

Brain mapping confirms patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Brain mapping confirms patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate. A brain-mapping study of patients with schizophrenia has found that areas associated with the ability to imitate are impaired, providing new support for the theory that deficits in this basic cognitive skill may underlie the profound difficulty with social interactions that characterize the disorder.
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Hogewey "Dementia Village" | The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey "Dementia Village" | The Future of Dementia Care? | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of it's kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who feared having to put their own parents in a traditional nursing home, 'Dementia Village' is a place where residents live a seemingly
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Brain scans show signs of early Alzheimer's: Study - World Bulletin

Brain scans show signs of early Alzheimer's: Study - World Bulletin | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
People with a family history of Alzheimer's disease often have clumps of a toxic protein in their brains even though they are perfectly healthy,...
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Why do people lose their memory in Alzheimer's disease?

Why do people lose their memory in Alzheimer's disease? | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Researchers have claimed to have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s patients.
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Changes in brain gray matter volume associated with memory deficits in early Parkinson's disease

Changes in brain gray matter volume associated with memory deficits in early Parkinson's disease | Cognition and Brain diseases | Scoop.it
Research by a team of investigators suggests that the free recall memory deficits common even in early stages Parkinson’s disease are related to structural changes in the brain, specifically parietal cortical gray matter volume.
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Clinical Neuropsychology and Neuro-Rehabilitation: Neuropsychology of Huntington's Disease

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