Tag: "task" at medical news
Imagining movement of affected limbs aids stroke rehabilitation
...our sessions for four consecutive weeks. The first task
was computer-facilitated motor imagery training, during which time the participant was instructed to explicitly imagine his/her own hand completing a movement just observed on a computer screen. For the second task, simulating, for example, the left...
Damage to the frontal lobes can affect a person's ability to 'stay on the job'
...-- performing consistently on tasks, both within a task
and at different times -- may be the most difficul...rly important in impairing sustained attention and task
performance. The importance of this study is that it addresses the mechanisms underlying the observa...
It's the neighborhood that matters in ALS, according to medical researchers
...as a treatment for ALS. "In place of the Herculean task
of replacing the huge, meter-long motor neurons damaged by ALS, it would be easier to replace some of the surrounding cells with normal cells. Based on our findings, this could potentially prevent the degeneration and death of motor neurons that wou...
Neurons that play truth or consequences
... ACC of macaque monkeys as the animals performed a task
that required self-control. Macaques serve as the primary animal model for higher cognitive function. The monkeys were trained to look at a visual target displayed in different positions on a computer screen, unless they received a stop signal. They ...
High blood pressure does not accelerate age-related cognitive decline
... related to the overall level of difficulty of the task
rather than to short-term memory demands, he added. Duke colleagues on the study were Linda Langley, Rebecca Thurston, Wythe Whiting, Ph.D. and James Blumenthal, Ph.D....
Burning mouth syndrome
...der. "Pinpointing the pain source can be a trying task
for patients and their health care providers," explains Andres Pinto, DMD, lead report author, who states more females in their 20's and 30's are also experiencing this syndrome, oftentimes due to stress. Other overall health conditions linked to BMS...
Extended, progressive physical therapy aids stroke survivors mobility
...a few weeks and lacks progression in intensity and task
complexity. We investigated the effect of structured, progressive intervention on recovery." Researchers studied 92 stroke survivors (average age 70) from the Kansas City Stroke Registry one to four months after their stroke. Each had mild to mode...
Schizophrenia could cause patients to forget their medication
...gly high probability for such an apparently simple task
that posed few problems for control participants.  Our result suggests that patients' self-reports of having completed a habitual prospective memory task, for example taking medication, are likely to be particularly unreliable". Schizophrenia affe...
False memories, failing recall are not an inevitable consequence of aging, research suggests
... information, weighs their relevance to the memory task
at hand, and then weaves them into a "best availab... for older adults to focus attention on the memory task
at hand and to effectively place retrieved information in context. That is, frontal lobe functioning...
Taking control: Lab testing you order for yourself
...tory testing venture in Spokane, WA, established a task
team to implement a wide range of programs, including a survey that would quantify interest in DAT, characterize target customers, identify key features for the DAT program, and create an implementation and monitoring plan. The company's success in ...
Life-saving imaging techniques developed at Oxford University
...diograms have been proposed, but it is a difficult task
that requires improvement. In looking to make these improvements, Oxford researchers have recently developed a method for identifying boundary pixels in echocardiographic sequences or other ultrasound image sequences by utilising phase boundary detec...
Alcohol-damaged brains 'recruit' new brain regions to perform simple tasks
...o "watch" brain regions involved in a simple motor task
- finger tapping - the study has found that the br... regions that are not normally involved in a given task
puts a person at risk for performance inefficiency for that particular task, other tasks that need t...
Rutgers researcher: Brains in dyslexic children can be 'rewired' to improve reading skills
...children in the experiment who struggled with the task
contrasted sharply with those of the 12 normal readers in the experiment's control group. The dyslexics' scans showed a lack of activity in the language-critical temporal regions of the brain. The training program, which included dyslexic children...
Map data goes live with voice, gesture-based computer system
...on needs based on high-level knowledge about their task
and their characteristics," Cai said. "We use intelligent agent technology to enable the information systems to be cooperative partners in the users' problem-solving process." The new system is described in a paper, "Designing a Human-Centered, Mult...
Brains of elderly can compensate to remain sharp, study indicates
...he other. "In previous studies, the source memory task
has been associated in young adults with greater a... to recall memory," said Cabeza. "So, because this task
was lateralized in the young, it was a good paradigm to investigate the reduction in asymmetry in ol...
Aging lowers activity in brain's language areas; performance unaffected
... is not a static organ and may accomplish the same task
in different ways as a function of a person's age,...ne in thinking abilities performed a pronunciation task
that involved reading pairs of words and deciding whether the word pair was a homonym, e.g., "reign"...
Scientific task force to examine usefulness of testosterone replacement therapy in older men
A multi-disciplinary task
force, led by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and ...ne replacement therapy in older men. The year-long task
force, announced today by the NIA and IOM, will make recommendations regarding the design, safety, a...
Long-term ERT in postmenopausal women with Alzheimer's may worsen memory
...ersity of Arizona had 40 rats perform a water maze task
to look at the interaction of two conditions known to exist within the brains of female Alzheimer's patients, 1) the presence of chronic neuroinflammation, and 2) having too much or not enough estrogen. Both of these conditions are likely to precede ...
Brain anticipates events to learn routines
... he winds up, because he has seen him perform this task
countless times before. People in every day life also use this function of their brain each time they do something routine, like driving a car or crossing the street. "Our study gives us some clues of how we make use of our experiences to change spec...
New clues to help diabetes and hypoglycemia
...nse and control the body's levels of glucose. Our task
now is to understand NPY's exact role, why it differs in diabetes, what nerves are involved and what, if any, other sensory nerves and stimulants are involved," she says....
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