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Month: February 2019

Changes in Brain Plasticity after Amputation

💡Carrick Insight: How does brain plasticity affect amputees? 🧠 Researchers looked at the functional connectivity of those who had experienced phantom limb pain, or the sensation that the amputated limb was still there. They found two major changes: 1️⃣ A decrease in the functional connectivity between homologous sensory and motor cortical regions via the Corpus …

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Could Vitamin D Deficiency Lead to Decreases in Brain Plasticity?

🧠 Carrick Insight: Could vitamin D deficiency lead to decreases in brain plasticity?   Researchers discovered that vitamin D levels had an effect on the perineuronal nets located in the hippocampus, suggesting a link between vitamin D deficiency and cognition. 🤔   Perineuronal nets are like a strong mesh that surrounds the neurons and stabilizes …

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Chronic Inflammation may Lead to Future Thinking and Memory Problems in Middle-Aged Adults

🧠 Carrick Insight: Chronic inflammation may lead to future thinking and memory problems in middle-aged adults. 🤔   A study looked at biomarkers for inflammation in 12,336 individuals with an average age of 57 for 20 years. 🧪Along with this testing, participants thinking and memory skills were assessed at the beginning of the study, 6-9 …

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Researchers have Revealed that the Somatosensory Cortex, an Area Responsible for Basic Sensory Processing, also Plays an Important Role in Memory and Reward Learning.

🧠 Carrick Insight: Researchers have revealed that the somatosensory cortex, an area responsible for basic sensory processing, also plays an important role in memory and reward learning.   Reward learning is a type of learning where the brain associates an action with a pleasurable outcome. This could be from associating that next bonus with working …

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The Connection Between our Gut and our Brain

Is there a chance that what is in our gut may change what is in our brain?! 🦠🧠   A study looked at the connection between gut bacteria and depression and named the probable culprits for these mental issues. 🙇‍♀️ The researchers analyzed fecal microbiome in conjunction with diagnoses of depression in 1,054 people. They …

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Maddox Rod and Eye Position Testing – CITV Episode 4

– In today’s video we’re gonna be discussing how to assess eye position in your patients, and why it’s important for those who are applying clinical neuroscience in their practice. Hello, my name’s Dr. Freddy Garcia, today we’re joined by Dr. Jessica Lofgren. We are gonna be talking eye position in our patients, and a …

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