Microstructure of temporo-parietal white matter as a basis for reading ability: evidence from diffusion tensor MRI

Microstructure of temporo-parietal white matter as a basis for reading ability: evidence from diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging. Klingberg T, Hedehus M, Temple E, Salz T, Gabrieli JD, Moseley ME, Poldrack RA. Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California 94305, USA. torkel.klingberg@neuro.ki.se Comment on: Neuron. 2000 Feb;25(2):257-9. Abstract Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used … Continue reading

Cognition enhancement strategies

Cognition enhancement strategies. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 10;30(45):14987-92. Bibb JA, Mayford MR, Tsien JZ, Alberini CM. Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390, USA. james.bibb@utsouthwestern.edu Abstract Many mental disorders and neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental diseases involve cognitive deficits. Remarkable advances and new technologies are providing a clearer picture of the molecular … Continue reading

α-Synuclein protein advances Parkinson’s by preventing neurons from clearing debris

α-Synuclein impairs macroautophagy: implications for Parkinson’s disease JCB Home > 2010 Archive > 20 September > Winslow et al. 190 (6): 1023 Ashley R. Winslow1, Chien-Wen Chen1,3, Silvia Corrochano4, Abraham Acevedo-Arozena4, David E. Gordon2, Andrew A. Peden2, Maike Lichtenberg1, Fiona M. Menzies1, Brinda Ravikumar1, Sara Imarisio1,3, Steve Brown4, Cahir J. O’Kane3, and David C. Rubinsztein1 … Continue reading

Brain Rule 5: Repeat to remember – Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping

Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping Jeffrey D. Karpicke* and Janell R. Blunt Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. ABSTRACT Educators rely heavily on learning activities that encourage elaborative studying, while activities that require students to practice retrieving and reconstructing knowledge are used less frequently. … Continue reading

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Basics

one page NMR primer Basics of NMR textbook lectures Keeler group

Diffusion MRI Ch1: Introduction to Diffusion Magnetic Resonance

Source A. What is diffusion Diffusion is a mass transport process arising in nature. It results in molecular or particle mixing without requiring bulk motion. Fick’s laws of diffusion describes the diffusion phenomenon that explain mixing. (Adolf Fick 1855) J= -D∇C J is the net diffusion flux vector D is the diffusion coefficient (intrinsic property … Continue reading

New two-photon calcium microscope records Firing of Thousands of Individual Neurons in 3-D

UCLA neuroscientists have collaborated with physicists to develop a non-invasive, ultra-high-speed microscope that can record in real time the firing of thousands of individual neurons in the brain as they communicate, or miscommunicate, with each other. Simultaneous two-photon calcium imaging at different depths with spatiotemporal multiplexing Adrian Cheng, J Tiago Gonçalves, Peyman Golshani, Katsushi Arisaka … Continue reading

Reversing pathological neural activity using targeted plasticity

Navzer D. Engineer, Jonathan R. Riley, Jonathan D. Seale, Will A. Vrana, Jai A. Shetake, Sindhu P. Sudanagunta, Michael S. Borland & Michael P. Kilgard AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature (2011) doi:10.1038/nature09656 Received 14 June 2010 Accepted 08 November 2010 Published online 12 January 2011 Abstract Brain changes in response to nerve damage or cochlear trauma can … Continue reading

Zatorre Lab: Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music

Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music Valorie N Salimpoor, Mitchel Benovoy, Kevin Larcher, Alain Dagher & Robert J Zatorre Nature Neuroscience (2011) doi:10.1038/nn.2726 Abstract Music, an abstract stimulus, can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving, similar to tangible rewards that involve the striatal dopaminergic system. Using the neurochemical … Continue reading

Ted Talk: Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning

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