A thought from @freakonomics
podcast on the eve of the new year: “You sort of can’t hit a home run if you don’t swing. So, it’s never going to work if you don’t start, and I think that, that suggests we want fresh start moments to motivate people and hopefully, eventually, they will actually hit the home run, even if they fall off a bunch of times”.
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Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have discovered that neurons located in the vision centers of the brains of blind rats functioned normally following fetal retina cell transplants, indicating the successful restoration of vision. The research was published today in JNeurosci, the Journal of Neuroscience. Detailed visual cortical responses generated by retinal sheet transplants in rats with severe retinal degeneration," reveals that sheets of fetal cells integrate into the retina and generate nearly normal visual activity in the brains of blind rats. "Remarkably, we found fetal retinal sheet transplants generated visual responses in cortex similar in quality to normal rats. The transplants also preserved connectivity within the brain that supports potential of this approach in curing vision loss associated with retinal degeneration. For more information about MSL/Medical Affairs jobs and posts, follow our company LinkedIn page at http://tiny.cc/LIcompany #vision #retina #neuroscience #photoreceptors #maculardegeneration #agerelatedmaculardegeneration
Hello Lovelies! As the day ends, in the spirit of Christmas why not start a countdown to the magical day whilst learning all about our 12 cranial nerves!?
READY!? – SET!? – Lets Nerd Out!🤓
🎶On the first day of Christmas|Marie showed to us|the sense of smell:Nerve Olfact-o-ry!
The olfactory nerve is considered to be the first cranial nerve (CN), it’s the shortest of them all, and it’s responsible for the sense of smell. It sends impulses to various brain regions; the temporal lobe, amygdala, and entorhinal cortex resulting in an interpretation . . .
Does something smell a little too funny!? Can you not smell it at all!?
It doesn’t seem like it, but smell plays an important part in our lives. Not only can different scents trigger memories, they can also affect our well-being.
Believe it or not, smell enhancing our food experience because it makes up 80% of the flavors we taste! Smell also serves as first warning signals saving many people from fires, gas leaks, spoiled food, and most importantly health problems. Many studies have shown aromatherapy being used in relieving stress, anxiety, and promoting confidence. Speaking of confidence, it’s rumored that humans can smell pheromones (sexy time), but; more research still needs to be done since most studies have been conducted on insects.
A well functioning sense of smell is definitely something we take for granted but as silly as it sounds, smell disorders are extremely serious.
Hyperosmia: people with increased sense of smell can experience discomfort and illness from what we consider simple everyday scents developing in depression. The cause for this disease is not yet known but many speculate on neurological diseases, migraines, pregnancy, and lyme disease.
Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin. Netrin is known to help set up the healthy nervous system in an infant's developing brain by directing brain cells to make appropriate connections with other brain cells. New research conducted by scientists at The Neuro has found that netrin in the adult brain can make neural connections stronger, which is crucial not only for learning new tricks but also for maintaining a good memory. "It was a mystery why neurons would continue making netrin in the adult brain after all the connections had already been made in infancy," says Timothy Kennedy, a researcher at The Neuro and senior author of the paper published in the Oct. 2 edition of Cell Reports. "We found that when a neuron is active, the activity causes it to release netrin. The netrin acts to strengthen the connection between the neuron and a neighbouring neuron at the activated synaptic junction. Netrin's essential signal to the two neurons is 'Make the synapse stronger.'" For more information about MSL/Medical Affairs jobs and posts, follow our company LinkedIn page at http://tiny.cc/LIcompany #neuroscience #neurodevelopment #memory #synapses #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #brain #neurology #neurosciences
guess what my third year major is 🤫🤫
قام عدد من الباحثون من استراليا بتطوير جهاز صغير لإثارة الدماغ كهربائيا في سعيهم لعلاج داء الصرع ومرض الشلل الرعاش دون الحاجة للخضوع الى عمليات جراحية في المستقبل حيث لا يتعدى قطر الجهاز عن ٤ ملليمتر كما يمكن زرعه في الوعاء الدموي بشكل دائم ليتسنى توصيله بوصلات كهربائية تصل للدماغ عن طريق وريد دموي بمنطقة الرقبة كما ذكر في دراستهم التي أعلن عنها يوم الثلاثاء الماضي (عن باحثون من جامعة ميلبورن ، مؤسسة فلوري لعلم الاعصاب والصحة الذهنية ، مستشفى ميلبورن الملكي ، بالتعاون مع جامعة موناش)
Australian researchers have developed a tiny device to electrically stimulate the brain in the hope of treating epilepsy and Parkinson's disease without invasive surgery in the future.
The Stentrode device, just 4mm in diameter, can be permanently put inside a blood vessel to place electrodes in the brain through a vein in the neck, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Researchers at The University of Melbourne, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Monash University and Synchron Australia contributed to the work.
#epilepsy #sezuires #neurology #neuroscience #علم_الاعصاب #الصرع #الباركنسون #الشلل
الرعاش #parkinson #PD
Last Christmas party in Kingston!! Thank you so much to Steve and Anne for hosting yet another fantastic party this year for the KINARM lab and collaborators.
We always have the best time!
#somuchfun #neuroscience #somuchstatistics
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I learned SO much on cannabis medicine today! I’m so excited, because now I have a much better idea of ratios of CBD to THC and what doses everyone may need. I also learned how important full spectrum cannabis is, ideally you need the THC to activate the endocannabinoid system 🌱
Revising the history of one of the world's most important crops!! Varieties of maize found near Cuscu and Machu Pichu at Salineras de Maras on the Inca Sacred Valley in Peru, June 2007. The history of maize begins with its wild ancestor, teosinte. Teosinte bears little resemblance to the corn eaten today: Its cobs are tiny and its few kernels are protected by a nearly impenetrable outer casing. In fact, Kistler said, it is not clear why people bothered with it all. Over time, however, as early farmers selected for desirable traits, the descendants of the wild plant developed larger cobs and more tender, plentiful kernels, eventually becoming the staple crop that maize is today. A newly published study in the journal Science shows that the final stages of maize's domestication happened more than once in more than one place, revising the history of one of the world's most important crops.
Credit: Fabio de Oliveira Freitas
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Thoughts are the language of the brain, and feelings are the language of the body ❤
Back home after a long day of errands and snuggled into my robe, enjoying the Christmas tree 🎄Took Benny to the dog park, gave him a bath, had an awesome trim 💇🏻 and got my new special lenses to address right brain overstimulation! (They’re blue!) #biohacking
✖️ B D N F ✖️ 🧠 This is the stuff you want to be made of! 💪🏽 Take note on this lovely Sunday 🧘🏼♀️
Prosopagnosia, also called facial agnosia or face blindness, refers to a disorder that impairs a person’s ability to recognise or differentiate between faces. This condition has a wide spectrum of presentations. Some people may only have difficulty recognizing familiar faces, while others may be unable to tell the difference between the faces of strangers. Extreme cases have been recorded wherein the patients are unable to distinguish a face from an inanimate object.
Face blindness can result from a stroke, brain injury, neurodegenerative disease, or even as a congenital disorder present at birth with no apparent brain damage. This type of prosopagnosia tends to run in families, meaning it is likely genetic in nature. The condition has no relation to dysfunction in general memory or vision and is thought to be related to abnormalities or damage to the right fusiform gyrus - a fold in the cortex that appears to have an important role in coordinating facial memory and perception.
People affected with prosopagnosia tend to rely on alternative ways of identifying people, such as by voice, smell, clothing, or other unique attributes, but none of these tend to be as effective as facial recognition. Given that people with this condition may be unable to recognize close friends and family members, facial agnosia can be socially isolating. Interestingly, a low degree of face blindness is common in persons with Autism and some researchers think this may contribute to the social impairments associated with the diagnosis. ----------------------- These helmets are the product of Project: Brain Bucket, research conducted by University of Windsor graduate Daniella Mlinarevic as part of her Master's research in Buchanan Lab. You can read more about the project at the link in our profile. ------------------------- #neuroscience #bikesafety #brainbucket #greymatters #uwindsor #psychology #research #science #brains
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED:🧬🧠
-Patience for opportunities -I learned how to love what I study even when it becomes complicated -Ignore the negativity and those who are waiting for you to fall -Feel accomplish for every little thing we do because these baby steps will take us to the point where we will be able to save someone’s life. #futuredoctor #dreamers #dacamed #premed #ucladreamer #neuroscience #neurociencia
Don't tell Lilly I used her Vampirina pen. 😂
Mom brain is a real struggle, whether it's scientific fact or a cultural belief. Some days I feel so stupid when I can't recall words, especially when I'm trying to explain something to Lilly, and then I start doubting my ability to home school. So, I bought this in the gift shop at Wilderness Lodge to do some brain sprints this month to boost my confidence for the new year.
First one out of the gate was 15 minutes but at least I can still do crosswords. AT LEAST I still have working memory of WWII era pop culture (seriously where do I get puzzles for 40 year olds?)
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I was at the Museum of Science and Industry the other day. .
And while it is an incredible place, I was underwhelmed by one thing. The stories and exhibits were still light on diversity. I found myself hunting to find women and non-whites throughout most of the exhibits. .
Anyway, here is a quote that I found in my unexpected scavenger hunt. .
And I love it! It’s what I tend to do: stay curious about the prickly bits, the mysteries, get into finding out what the ‘root cause’ is. Don’t stay where it’s cozy... move into the surprises.
Also: bonus reels on avalanches and tornados. Cool. . .
#science #industry #engineering #neuroscience #dreaming #sciencemuseum #womeninstem
I B e l i e v e ....
+ Synchronicity, happy coincidence or ‘a great mystery’– beyond the rational mind – can bring the right people together at the right time to create positive changes in the world.