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June 28, 2022

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Supernumerary Virtual Robotic Arms Can Feel Like Part of Our Body

Researchers have developed a virtual robotic limb system which can be operated by users' feet in a virtual environment as extra, or supernumerary, limbs. After training, users reported feeling like ...

Developmental Dyslexia Essential to Human Adaptive Success

Researchers say people with developmental dyslexia have specific strengths relating to exploring the unknown that have contributed to the successful adaptation and survival of our ...
The neural and cognitive complexity of the octopus could originate from a molecular analogy with the human brain, according to a new study. The research shows that the same ...

Are Babies the Key to the Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence?

Babies can help unlock the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI), according to neuroscientists who have just published new guiding principles for improving AI. The research examines the ...
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A New Model Sheds Light on How We Learn Motor Skills

Researchers have developed a mathematical model of motor learning that reflects the motor learning process in the human brain. Their findings suggest that motor exploration -- that is, increased ...

Walking Gives the Brain a 'Step-Up' in Function for Some

It has long been thought that when walking is combined with a task -- both suffer. Researchers have now found that this is not always the case. Some young and healthy people improve performance on ...

Who Benefits from Brain Training and Why?

If you are skilled at playing puzzles on your smartphone or tablet, what does it say about how fast you learn new puzzles, or, more broadly, how well you can focus, say, in school or at work? Or, in ...

30-Year Study Links Childhood Obesity and Fitness to Midlife Cognition

A new study of the impact of childhood fitness and obesity on cognition in middle age, followed over 1200 people who were children in 1985 for over 30 years, has found that better performance on ...

Helping Middle School Students Achieve More

A new study of intermediate school students in urban California and New York shows promise for underachievers. Researchers found that early intervention with teachers, training students that ...

COVID-19 on the Brain: Neurological Symptoms Persist in Majority of Long-Haulers

A new study describes the short- and long-term neurological symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and identifies a new group of COVID-19 long-haulers with advanced motor and cognitive ...

Preadolescents Exposed to High Levels of Air Pollution in Their First Years of Life Display Changes in Brain Connectivity

Higher exposure to air pollution is associated with higher functional brain connectivity among several brain regions in preadolescents, while exposure to traffic noise was not, according to a study. ...

Pre-School Play With Friends Lowers Risk of Mental Health Problems Later

Children who learn to play well with others at pre-school age tend to enjoy better mental health as they get older, new research shows. The study provides the first clear evidence that the ability to ...

Brain Differences in Pain Modulation in People With Self-Injury Behavior

Researchers might have found an explanation for why people with self-injury behavior generally feel less pain than others. The key seems to be a more effective pain-modulation system, a discovery ...

New Insights on Infant Word Learning

Psychology researchers provide a fresh perspective on how infants connect names with objects, a critical skill for language ...

Large Study Reveals Stark Changes in Brain Structure for People With Anorexia

New findings highlight clear differences in grey matter for people with anorexia nervosa and point to the importance of early treatment ...

Mouse Study Shows Gene Therapy May Correct Creatine Deficiency Disorder

A new study in mice finds that a gene therapy appears to correct a rare creatine deficiency disorder that commonly results in intellectual disabilities, problems with speech, involuntary movements ...

Scientists Uncover Key Factor in Human Brain Development

Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery about the development of the brain. This new information contributes to our understanding of how the part of the brain that makes humans more intelligent ...

Children Who Attend Schools With More Traffic Noise Show Slower Cognitive Development

A new study suggests that traffic noise at schools has a detrimental effect on the development of working memory and attention in primary-school ...

Parents' Unpredictable Behavior May Impair Optimal Brain Circuit Formation

Researchers are conducting pioneering research into the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together with unpredictable environment, such as lack of routines and frequent disasters, ...

Brain Scans Remarkably Good at Predicting Political Ideology

Brain scans of people taken while they performed various tasks -- and even did nothing -- accurately predicted whether they were politically conservative or liberal, according to the largest study of ...

Neuroscientists have been studying the formation of fear memories in the emotional hub of the brain -- the amygdala -- and think they have a ...

Researchers have found that one key role of the neuromodulator noradrenaline, produced by the locus coeruleus, is to help the brain learn from surprising ...

Eye-Movement Tracking Glasses Are Used to Evaluate Mental Stress in First Naturalistic Study of Critical Care Nurses

New research shows that the mental workload of intensive care unit nurses can successfully be evaluated using eye-movement tracking ...

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

Researchers describe biological mechanism that allows sleep to build relational memories -- associations between unrelated ...

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