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Mark Collins, Dec. 26, 2011

Tourette’s sufferer ‘cured’ by ‘brain pacemaker’

Surgeons at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London planted two electrodes in her brain, which were linked to a pacemaker battery in her chest. Mrs Bargent is now able to live a normal life, as her tics have almost completely disappeared.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/8395128/tourettes-sufferer-cured-by-brain-pacemaker

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OCopNwaawoQ
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Steve Durgan, Dec. 18, 2011

Ecstasy’ may cause long-term changes in brain chemistry

Based on research with women, it appears that the so-called “rave” drug can induce a drop in serotonin levels that can last up to two years. Serotonin, the research team noted, is critical to the regulation of mood, appetite, sleep, learning and memory.

Study co-author Dr. Ronald Cowan and his colleagues report their findings in the Dec. 5 online issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-v5RPLoMKOE
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Janet Pearson, Dec. 13, 2011

Can Exercise Aid Memory in Parkinson’s?

“Studies of normal aging show that memory and executive function can be improved with exercise, such as walking several days a week,” explains Karen Anderson, M.D., principal investigator and an assistant professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

She adds, “We want to see if exercise can slow or reverse some of these memory changes in Parkinson’s patients. We will also investigate whether a computer game designed to improve executive function may make a difference as well.

http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/12/13/can-exercise-aid-memory-in-parkinsons/32512.html
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Henry Hamilton, Dec. 10, 2011

Brain structure snapshots reveal science behind why only half of London taxi trainees pass the Knowledge test:

The scientists followed a group of 79 trainee drivers and a “control group” of 31 non-taxi drivers. Magnetic Imaging Resonance (MRI) scans were used to take brain structure “snapshots” of the volunteers, who were also given certain memory tasks.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/08/brain-structure-snapshots-reveal-science-behind-why-only-half-of-london-taxi-trainees-pass-the-knowledge-test-115875-23620070/

The 39 trainees who qualified had greater volumes of grey matter in their posterior hippocampus than the 40 who failed.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h_0eNQl6SNI
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Dan Thompson, Dec. 6, 2011

Scientists discover brain area that controls ability to correct movement after being hit or bumped.

http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/24136-Scientists-discover-how-brain-corrects-bumps-body.html

The fact that humans rapidly correct for any disturbance in motion demonstrates the brain understands the physics of the limb – scientists just didn’t know what part of the brain supported this feedback response – until now. Researchers have discovered that the pathway through the primary motor cortex provides this knowledge of the physics of the limb… implications for stroke patients.

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Ricky Burkhardt, Dec. 2, 2011

Teen Sex May Affect Brain Development: New research shows sex during the adolescent years could affect mood and brain development into adulthood, say researchers from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/12/02/teen-sex-may-affect-brain-development-study-suggests/
Ricky Burkhardt
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  • J Palaba Nitsch J Palaba Nitsch Dec. 2, 2011
    Can you link to the original study instead of a story about the study please? My understanding was these findings were in Hamsters, but I can not find the original study.
  • Bob Butterworth Bob Butterworth Dec. 3, 2011
    The Dutch approach to “parental acceptance” of teen sex contradicts the above posted study which was conducted on hamsters. Dutch cultural acceptance of teen sex has provided very positive data in regards to teen health, well-being, and social adjustment, as compared to American society. The article, “What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex,” highlights some of the positive data from Dutch studies.

    http://healthland.time.com/2010/09/09/what-the-u-s-can-learn-from-the-dutch-about-teen-sex/

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Camilla Pashar, Dec. 1, 2011

Exercise helps people eat healthier: physical activity in itself can help someone make better eating choices, according to a study from a Harvard University expert. A review of past research by neurology professor Miguel Alonso Alonso shows that physical activity can help in diet control in a few different ways.

Exercise creates more connections in the prefrontal part of the brain. This improves cognitive functions, including the ability to suppress impulsive eating urges.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Exercise+helps+people+healthier+study/5762617/story.html

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Trish Brenan, Nov. 28, 2011

Breast cancer linked with brain changes, particularly after chemotherapy >> The findings of a recent study add to the growing body of evidence of neurologic impairment associated with primary breast cancer. Although these problems can occur irrespective of the patient’s treatment history, women who have undergone chemotherapy appear to fare the worst.

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/breast-cancer-linked-with-brain-changes-particularly-after-chemotherapy/article/217316/
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Athanasios Kokkinakis, Nov. 28, 2011

Bilingualism Has Protective Effect In Delaying Onset Of Dementia.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/60646.php
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Jill Davies, Nov. 26, 2011

This is your mind on meditation: less wandering, more doing… The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more “on task” than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/22/news/la-heb-meditation-mind-wandering-20111122

And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, but also when the mind is allowed to wander freely. And as you can see in the vidclip, meditation can be practiced almost anytime, anywhere :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IgUV_7p45s
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