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"Gourmand Syndrome" Is The Most Delicious Kind Of Brain Injury

A person you know has just had a stroke. This, naturally, is terrible news. Apart from the initial damage, the effects can linger for years. But sometimes, the effects that linger are weird but fantastic.

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Lifestyle

A case of gait spasticity.

We have been saying it for a long time now. Gait is a huge window into the function of the human brain and nervous system. It is often the first presenting sign that something is wrong. 207 more words

Obesity Can Be a Drain on the Brain

Along with a risk of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, scientists have come up with another reason to avoid obesity: Brain shrinkage.

A UCLA study released last week shows the brains of obese older adults are on average 8 percent smaller than their more fit counterparts. 473 more words

Weight Management

Obesity Can Be a Drain on the Brain

Along with a risk of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, scientists have come up with another reason to avoid obesity: Brain shrinkage.

A UCLA study released last week shows the brains of obese older adults are on average 8 percent smaller than their more fit counterparts. 473 more words

Weight Management

Lasker Award Winner: DABI Member Mahlon DeLong

This morning, the Lasker Foundation announced that two scientists, one a European Dana Alliance member and the other a Dana Alliance member, will share the 2014 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. 720 more words

Dana Alliance For Brain Initiatives

Researchers uncover a sensory hub

When I was four years old, I was bitten really hard by a dog—my dog, in fact—and still have a meandering scar on my knee. I vaguely remember seeing the blood, panicking, and my father holding me and telling me to pinch my arm to help with the pain. 461 more words

Observational

Behavioral and multimodal neuroimaging evidence for a deficit in brain timing networks in stuttering - a hypothesis and theory

The authors provide a theoretical framework for viewing stuttering as a disorder of timing. Evidence is reviewed from neuroimaging and brain stimulation experiments that show a great degree of overlap between the structures engaged in the internal timing of movements and the regions thought to be causally involved in stuttering. 67 more words