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Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

March 12, 2018

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

Brain signal indicates when you understand what you’ve been told

February 22, 2018

Biomedical engineers have identified a brain signal that indicates whether a person is comprehending what others are saying—and have shown they can track the signal using relatively inexpensive EEG readings taken on a person’s scalp.

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Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells

Conventional radiation therapy may not protect healthy brain cells

May 18, 2016

A new Medical Center study shows that repeated radiation therapy used to target tumors in the brain may not be as safe to healthy brain cells as previously assumed.

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Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle

Subtle chemical changes in brain can alter sleep-wake cycle

April 28, 2016

A new study by Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the University’s Center for Translational Neuromedicine, reveals that our sleep-wake state appears to be dependent upon the concentration and balance of ions in the cerebral spinal fluid.

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Babies’ expectations may help brain development

Babies’ expectations may help brain development

July 20, 2015

A series of studies with infants 5 to 7 months old has shown that the portion of babies’ brains responsible for visual processing responds not just to the presence of visual stimuli, but also to the mere expectation of visual stimuli.

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Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed

Study: Model for Brain Signaling Flawed

January 10, 2013

Shen it comes to moving signals between neurons in the brain, it turns out that scientists may have vastly exaggerated the role of the astrocyte.

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Your Brain on Big Bird

Your Brain on Big Bird

January 3, 2013

Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children’s brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.

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Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

Brain Damage Triggered by Mini-Strokes Detailed

December 12, 2012

These strokes, which are often imperceptible, are common in older adults and are believed to contribute to dementia.

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New Scientist: Waste Disposal Network Discovered in the Brain

New Scientist: Waste Disposal Network Discovered in the Brain

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a network of previously unrecognised vessels that rid the brain of unwanted extracellular fluids and other substances, including amyloid-beta – a peptide that accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s. The new discovery from University scientists looks set to add to our understanding of the disease.

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