Timothy Gangwer's Blog – February 2018 Archive (4)

'Social brain' networks are altered at a young age in autism

'Social brain' networks are altered at a young age in autism

Scientists from UNIGE have unpicked early changes in the brain that govern how toddlers with autism respond to social cues, Their research may open the way to new therapeutic interventions at early stages, when neural plasticity is still possible

Date:
February 27,…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 28, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

Receptors key to strong memories

Receptors key to strong memories

SynDIG4 plays role in synaptic plasticity

Date:
February 27, 2018
Source:
University of California - Davis
Summary:
When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work shows how these connections can be…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 28, 2018 at 10:14am — No Comments

Your brain decides the value of objects almost instantly, researchers say

Your brain decides the value of objects almost instantly, researchers say

  • Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found it takes 80 milliseconds after seeing an object to begin processing value.
  • Information goes first to the sensory cortex then flows to the frontal cortex, the place where decisions are…
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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 9, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools

By Diane Ravitch Dec 29, 2017

At any given moment in the day, I am attached to my…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on February 8, 2018 at 9:54am — No Comments

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