Sustained aerobic exercise has potential as a smoking cessation treatment in women

Acute effects of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on affective withdrawal symptoms and cravings among women smokers. Addict Behav. 2011 Aug;36(8):894-7. Epub 2011 Apr 15. Williams DM, Dunsiger S, Whiteley JA, Ussher MH, Ciccolo JT, Jennings EG. Source Brown University, United States. Abstract A growing number of laboratory studies have shown that acute bouts of aerobic … Continue reading

Cortical Blinks (microsleep) occur during wakefulness affecting behavior

Local sleep in awake rats Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Umberto Olcese, Erin C. Hanlon, Yuval Nir, Chiara Cirelli & Giulio Tononi AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature 472, 443–447 (28 April 2011) doi:10.1038/nature10009 Received 30 August 2010 Accepted 17 March 2011 Published online 27 April 2011 ABSTRACT In an awake state, neurons in the cerebral cortex fire irregularly and … 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

Mapping Pain in the Brain

Mapping pain in the brain Source A D (Bud) Craig Many areas of the brain are involved in the experience of pain. These areas have been thought to form a distributed pain-processing ‘neuromatrix’ centred on the portions of the cerebral cortex related to the sense of touch. However, a new view suggests that specific pain … Continue reading

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