Ear Mystery Signals Can Inform The Brain About Hearing Health – Neuroscience News

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Summary: A new study sheds light on the puzzling role of cochlear signals, suggesting they can inform the brain about the health status of the ear. This research provides important insights for understanding the mechanisms of noise-induced hearing damage. DC signals, identified about 70 years ago, change polarity when the ear is exposed to noxious … Read more

Physical Activity Over 60 Improves Quality of Life – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Researchers found a correlation between physical activity in adults over sixty years and quality of life. The study involving nearly 1,500 participants revealed that reduced physical activity and increased sedentary behavior lead to decreased quality of life. This research underscores the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle into older adulthood. Regular moderate to vigorous … Read more

Abnormal Brain Folding Biomarker for Major Depressive Disorder – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The researchers found a biomarker for major depressive disorder (MDD) in the folds of the brain’s outer covering, or gyri. The investigation, the first of its kind, linked MDD to the local gyrification index (LGI), a measure of cortical folding derived from brain scans. The study revealed that patients with MDD showed decreased cortical … Read more

Perceptions of Past Abuse: Memory of Childhood Trauma Affects Mental Health More Than The Abuse Itself – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The memory and processing of childhood abuse or neglect can have a significant impact on mental health in adulthood, more than the experience itself. This study revealed that early self-reported experiences of abuse correlated with a higher number of episodes of depression or anxiety later in life, even when compared with individuals with official … Read more

Concept Creep: How Our Concepts Of Anxiety And Depression Are Changing – Neuroscience News

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Summary: A study exploring the “creeping concept” shows that, with increased awareness of mental health in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concepts of “anxiety” and “depression” are becoming more widespread. The study revealed that, contrary to expectations of less emotionally intense use, these terms have taken on more severe connotations over the past … Read more

Resistance Training: A Valuable Ally Against Alzheimer’s Disease – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Regular physical exercise, especially resistance training, can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Using a mouse model, the team showed reductions in Alzheimer’s indicators, such as beta-amyloid plaques, and normalized stress hormone levels, after resistance training training. Resistance training not only offers physical benefits, it also appears to reduce Alzheimer’s-related behavioral problems. This study … Read more

Trusting Others More Than Themselves: Babies’ Unusual Bias To Outside Observation – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Babies tend to trust other people’s observations more than their own. Studying infants aged 8 and 12 months, the researchers found that the younger infants prioritized the animated character’s attention over their own in tracking the location of objects. However, at 12 months of age, children are showing signs of transition to trusting their … Read more

The Lonely Brain: Unraveling Neuroscience and the Psychology of Isolation – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The neuroscience and psychology of loneliness have provided fascinating insights into this pervasive problem, uncovering its profound effects on our brains and mental health. Research has shown that loneliness is linked to unique brain processing patterns and can contribute to a variety of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Despite the rise of … Read more

Brain Waves: Neuroscience News This Week’s Top Five Insights – July 2, 2023 – Neuroscience News

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Summary: In a roundup of this week’s top neuroscience breakthroughs, machine learning has been used to predict repetitive negative thought patterns, which have the potential to revolutionize depression treatment. A relationship has been found between neurochemical imbalances and the severity of OCD symptoms, paving the way for better treatment strategies. Recent research has also highlighted … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Changes Early Detection of Dementia – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Researchers developed CognoSpeak, an innovative AI tool that aims to streamline the diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Utilizing virtual agents to engage patients in cognitive tests and analyze their language and speech patterns, this tool provides a quick and efficient assessment. CognoSpeak can be accessed via a web browser, enabling patients to take the … Read more

Lecanemab Alzheimer’s Treatment Set for FDA Approval – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Doctors are preparing to administer lecanemab, a promising new Alzheimer’s disease treatment nearing FDA approval. This therapy, marketed as Leqembi, slows cognitive decline by extracting the amyloid protein from the brain, thereby reducing the accumulation of tau protein. Treatment, especially for patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, involves a … Read more

Loneliness Changes Brain Processing, Unique to Each Individual – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Lonely people process the world in unique ways, very different from those who are not lonely. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the brain processing patterns of 66 college students as they watched various video clips. The results show that individuals who experience loneliness show more unique and special brain … Read more