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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Brain Research:Brain training induces lasting brain, mental health gains ♦ Brain training induces lasting brain, mental health gains ♦ Researchers find speedometer in the brain

Brain training induces lasting brain, mental health gains for veterans, civilians with brain injury In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive training. The study was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists, rehabilitation specialists, and neuroimaging experts.
Altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment People with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity.
Research solves mystery of memory and mood Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and memory.
High levels of moral reasoning correspond with increased gray matter in brain Individuals with a higher level of moral reasoning skills showed increased gray matter in the areas of the brain implicated in complex social behavior, decision making, and conflict processing as compared to subjects at a lower level of moral reasoning.

Researchers find speedometer in the brain Neural circuits in the brains of mice that are pivotal for movement and navigation in space have been identified. These nerve cells that are presumed to exist in a similar form in humans, give the start signal for locomotion and also supply the brain with speed-related information.

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