A team of physicists, physicians, and neuroscientists at the Bernstein Center of the University Freiburg completed a step forward toward the ambitious goal of predicting epileptic seizures. The findings were published in the latest issue of the journal “Epilepsia.”
Since the 1980s, a high EEG abnormality rate has been reported for patients with panic disorder. However, how the EEG abnormalities are related to the clinical features and pathology of these patients has yet to be clarified. On the other hand, the risk of diagnosing panic disorder as epilepsy has been pointed out. In this study, researchers investigated whether or not EEG abnormalities are related to the 13 symptoms in the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of panic attacks. Check the end of this report for a link to download this open access study.
A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has provided concrete evidence that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) process sensory information such as sound, touch, and vision differently than typically developing children. The results appear in the August 17 online issue of Autism Research. Included in this report is a video interview with the lead researcher who explains these results.
A commonplace electroencephalography (EEG) test may hold the key to predicting whether a person will respond to certain prescribed drugs, particularly those related to psychiatric conditions. In a study to be published by Clinical Neurophysiology, and now posted online, engineering and health sciences researchers at McMaster University applied machine learning to EEG patterns and successfully predicted how patients with schizophrenia would respond to clozapine therapy.
Imagine technology that allows you to get inside the mind of a terrorist to know how, when, and where the next attack will occur. That is not nearly as far-fetched as it seems, according to a new Northwestern University study. Say, for purposes of illustration, that the chatter about an imminent terrorist attack is mounting, and specifics about the plan emerge, about weapons that will be used, the date of such a dreaded event and its location. Rosenfeld and Northwestern graduate student John B. Meixner are co-investigators of the study, outlined in a paper titled “A Mock Terrorism Application of the P300-based Concealed Information Test,” published recently in the journal Psychophysiology.
The neurological responses caused by observing somebody else playing a game have been uncovered. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience found differing responses for neutral observers compared to those who wished the player to fail and those who wanted to see the player succeed. Check the end of this report for a link to download this open access article.
Scientists recorded brain potentials (event-related potentials, or ERPs) while participants read the words in silence. “We analyzed the influence of the context given by a word when linking the physical traits of its components to the abstract representations of letters,” explains to SINC Nicola Molinaro, main author of the study and researcher of the Basque Research Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL). The study is published in the journal, Neuropsychologia.
Newborn infants are capable of a simple form of learning while they are asleep according to a study by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The finding may one day lead to a test that can identify infants at risk for developmental disorders that do not become apparent until later in childhood. The [...]