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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Brain Research: What is your memory style? ♦ New concussion treatment could change how head injuries are treated ♦ Six potential biomarkers for bipolar disorder identified

Six potential biomarkers for bipolar disorder identified A series of proteins that could be diagnostic markers to identify bipolar I disorder have been identified by scientists. If this discovery sample can be validated through replication these markers may help as a diagnostic tool for psychiatrists treating mood disorders.
New concussion treatment could change how head injuries are treated The standard of care for acute concussion may undergo a dramatic change, depending on the results of a new exercise treatment that physicians have developed and begun testing. It is the first randomized, controlled clinical trial of this exercise treatment for concussion
Sex differences in brain may underlie neurodevelopmental disorders more common in males Female infants have larger gray-matter volumes than males around the temporal-parietal junction of the brain, research shows. This brain region is important for processing of social information that is expressed in others' faces and voices, a function that is impaired in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), possibly helping to explain the higher risk for certain forms of ASD in males.
What is your memory style?  Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)? A research team has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to the individual and suggest a lifelong 'memory trait'.

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