Posts Tagged 'neurology'

Understanding Dyscalculia and How the Brain Processes Numbers

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Dyscalculia is a learning disability, which is sometimes called number blindness, and similar to dyslexia, but for numbers. Researchers estimate that as much as 7% of the population has dyscalculia, which can be marked by severe difficulties in dealing with numbers despite otherwise normal intelligence.

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Area of Monkey Brain Keeps Tally of Altruistic Acts

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Steve Chang and his colleagues from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have discovered that monkeys have a specific area in their brains to keep track of altruistic acts. This might help researchers understand the mechanisms underlying normal social behavior in primates and humans, and could even provide insight about autism spectrum disorder.

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Curing Boredom

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Many normal situations have the potential to be unbelievably boring. Boredom is more than just one of life’s minor irritations; it has been linked to drug use, alcoholism, problematic gambling and compulsive behavior. It has even been tied to potentially lethal errors in job execution since bored personnel preform less reliably than people engaged in their work.

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Why People Like Watching the Same Thing Over and Over Again

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There’s a reason why people are spending money on television show DVDs and Blu rays that are essentially reruns, but this behavior is more complicated than previously thought.

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Test for Alzheimer’s May Be Undermining Drug Trials

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Flaws in a test used in clinical trials to assess patients could be undermining the search for a drug to treat Alzheimer’s.

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Scorpion Protein Helps Illuminate Brain Tumors

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In order to help surgeons come up with a way to distinguish brain tumors from healthy tissue, scientists are trying to use a scorpion protein.

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Using Urine to Make Brain Cells

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Urine could be used as a powerful source of brain cells to study some disease, and could even be used one day in therapies to study neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists have found a way to persuade the cells discarded in urine to turn into useful neurons.

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