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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good news is Mom’s stroke, while not small, didn’t leave behind the amount of damage it could have. Dr. S was pleased that she is still mobile albeit with supervision for the time being.  817 more words


Dopamine and Traction between Internal and External Time

If dopamine facilitates connection and over-production of dopamine makes events seems to run together, then dopamine’s underproduction generates a more choppy experience. On the other end of the dopamine spectrum from schizophrenia’s over-production, dopamine deficit is tied to the shaking and jerky movements of Parkinson’s disease, and the abrupt attention shifts of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 1,378 more words

The Texture Of Time

The fact My obsession led me into POLE Flexi@Rt editorials 

It’s now vividly showing lucid impairments that obstruction in every aspect domain in a time blindness to the future! A myopic curse of living in the moment pounders clueless … 71 more words


Structural differences in basal ganglia of elite running versus martial arts athletes: a diffusion tensor imaging study.

Exp Brain Res. 2015

Chang YK1, Tsai JH, Wang CC, Chang EC.

1Graduate Institute of Athletics and Coaching Science, National Taiwan Sport University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. 226 more words

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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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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

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