Tag Archives: Activity

Memory Training Increases Brain Activity in Hippocampus

Research shows that people with difficulty in remembering things can be helped with a memory training strategy. The hippocampus, an area of the brain critical for the formation of memories, can even be re-engaged with memory training. Researchers investigated memory training strategies for individuals having mild cognitive impairment. The methods made use of in this… Read More »

Optical Nanoprobes Monitor Neural, Cardiac Cell Activity

Monitoring neurons and other excitable cells in vivo for research and clinical applications has usually required the use of electrode arrays. These are quite limited in their electrode density and the area that they can cover. Moreover, the amount of signal generated by the neurological system overwhelms any attempts at building large scale electronic microelectrode… Read More »

Artificial Skin to Improve Sense of Touch, Help Study Neural Activity

At the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, researchers have created an interesting artificial “skin” that can sense touch while providing real-time haptic feedback in the form of vibrations. Because the sensors and actuators are completely embedded within this skin, it allows for near simultaneous closed-loop control of the system and makes it… Read More »

How can Physical Activity be a great ally against Depression? By SÉrgio Fonsaca

   Individuals suffering from depression tend to be idle, unoccupied and discouraged. This picture of distress and deep sadness is not healthy and only aggravates the state of the sick person. A variety of illnesses, especially mental and psychological illness, can be helped by physical activities. Most health professionals always present routines with physical exercises… Read More »