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    Smartphone addiction creates an imbalance in the brain that can result in a number of side effects, including drowsiness and anxiety, according to a study presented at the annual RSNA meeting. Researchers used standardized tests to measure addiction severity, with questions focusing on the extent to which internet and...

    Amid growing concern over traumatic brain injury (TBI), more and more athletes are wearing head-mounted sensors that gauge the speed and force of the impacts sustained during competition.   Anyone who has seen the 2015 biographical sports drama, Concussion, featuring Will Smith as a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist,...

    The new Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System (DBS) from global medical device company St. Jude Medical was approved in early October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the firm’s website, this new device will not cure Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, but can help reduce some of the...

    Learning foreign languages enhances the brain’s elasticity and its ability to code information. That’s what scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have discovered and recently published in Scientific Reports. According to the study, the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain...

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    A new minimally invasive approach to treat essential tremor through ultrasound waves sent to the brain was approved last July by the FDA. This innovative system has the advantage of avoiding the risks of a brain surgery. But it has an ethical downside: It burns part of the brain cells. And there are no studies yet...

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    Researchers at Oxford University have found that people who had their hands amputated—even decades earlier—still maintain the representation of those hands in their brain. The findings of their study, published in the journal eLIFE, could have implications for the control of next-generation prosthetics. This team of...

    An Oxford University study is using virtual reality headsets to treat patients with severe paranoia. Recently published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, the study enables people to face situations that they fear and to learn that they are actually safe. Examples include a crowded elevator or train. Thirty...

    The California-based company Inscopix has created nVista, a tiny microscope that can fit inside a mouse’s head while the animal is alive and active. This new device will help neuroscientists observe neural circuit dynamics and understand how the neurons in the brain communicate with each other. Researchers place a...

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    A new study published in Nature Physics by researchers from Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and scientists in Finland and France tried to understand how the brain folds. This is important to unlock the inner workings of the brain and unravel brain-related disorders. To study this,...

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June approved the Brio Neurostimulation System, an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. The device, manufactured by St. Jude Medical in St....

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    Texas-based MicroTransponder has developed an implanted vagus nerve stimulator to enhance one of the brain’s most fundamental functions—learning. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is produced by a device implanted in the upper chest that sends electrical signals up into the brain from the vagus nerve in the neck. The...

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