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Cognitive Decline In Patients With Parkinson Disease Associated With Certain Patterns Of Brain Volume Decreases

Patients with Parkinson disease-related dementia appear to have increased brain atrophy in the hippocampal, temporal and parietal lobes and decreased prefrontal cortex volume compared to patients with Parkinson disease without dementia, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archivesjournals. The study was conducted by Daniel Weintraub, M.D., […]

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Brain Scan Identifies Patterns Of Plaques And Tangles In Adults With Down Syndrome

In one of the first studies of its kind, UCLA researchers used a unique brain scan to assess the levels of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles — the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease — in adults with Down syndrome. Published in the June edition of the Archives of Neurology, the finding may offer an additional clinical tool […]

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Figure 1 shows results of FMRI during the game Shogi

The Neural Origins Of Expert Intuition

What makes experts different from the rest of us? Over the past century, this question has prompted a range of studies on various aspects of human cognition that reveals clues about the psychological and neurological origins of intelligence, perception, and memory. While board games such has chess have provided the most productive setting for such […]

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Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Math Skills

By applying electrical current to the brain, researchers reporting online on November 4 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have shown that they could enhance a person’s mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive functions. The findings may lead to treatments for the estimated 20 percent of the population […]

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