Cognitive Neuroscience & Computing
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Cognitive Neuroscience & Computing
AI's contribution towards understanding human cognition
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New MRI Technique May Predict Progress of Dementias | Neuroscience News

New MRI Technique May Predict Progress of Dementias | Neuroscience News | Cognitive Neuroscience & Computing |
Using a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique, researchers build on evidence that dementias are spread throughout the brain along targeted neuronal pathways in a manner similar to prion diseases. The study was published in the March 22 edition of Neuron by SFVAMC scientists in collaboration with Dr. Bruce Miller.
Prion-like progression is characterized by misfolded proteins in one neuron affecting or infecting neighboring brain cells, causing proteins in that cell to misfold in turn. In Alzheimer’s disease (AD) amyloid protein, for instance, is localized within memory networks and is suggested to propogate in a prion-like manner.
The study attempted to predict the course of AD and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) using images of 14 healthy individual brains. The MRI imaging technique mapped neural pathways that connect different areas of the brain. The spread of disease along those networks, as predicted by the models, closely matched the actual MRI images of 18 Alzheimer’s and 18 FTD patients.

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Brain, The Ageing Factor and its issues

I was searching for one of the hot topics on Game solving techniques. And I just got to know that the world of Neuroscience is in great need of Computer Science. Here is one reason: Neuro Scientists are stuck in the study of the Evolution of Brain and Aging and its issues. Here the scientists are trying to prove and resolve how the aging of a human brain affects the ability to solve problems. This indeed has been an increasing problem. The various factors include Vision Impairment, Seizures, Anxiety, etc.. which can be efficiently controlled more psychologically than clinical ways. The scientists have thought of various techniques to solve this problem.


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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Video Games -

 Video Game Brain Training in the Elderly -



The relative motion of human muscles, tendons, bones which lead to various involuntary actions can be mapped to the function of a human brain. This can then be equated and fitted across a 3D space. Which can be filled with numerous facts. So, whenever the user(a patient in this case) interacts with the mathematical space (it can either be a game or any network) it understands and analyzes various factors and based on the input the patient gives. After a series of trials, the network understands the user and gives a report about the patient. Various theories have been proposed on this.

But what AI can do is beyond all the mysteries.

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