Navigation Links
Making temporary changes to brain could speed up learning, study reports
Date:4/13/2011

In a breakthrough that may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain, UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.

Another major finding of the study, published in the April 14 issue of Neuron, involves the positive changes detected after stimulation and learning were complete. Researchers monitoring brain activity in rats found that brain responses eventually returned to their pre-stimulation state, but the animals could still perform the learned task. These findings have allowed researchers to better understand how the brain learns and encodes new skills.

Previous studies showed that people and animals that practice a task experience major changes in their brains. Learning to read Braille with a single finger leads to increased brain responses to the trained digit. Learning to discriminate among a set of tones leads to increased brain responses to the trained tones.

But it was not clear whether these changes are just coincidence or whether they truly help with learning. The current research demonstrates that changes in the brain are meaningful and not merely coincidental, said Dr. Amanda Reed, who wrote the article with colleagues from The University of Texas at Dallas' School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Reed and her fellow researchers used brain stimulation to release neurotransmitters that caused the brain to increase its response to a small set of tones. The team found that this increase allowed rats to learn to perform a task using these tones more quickly than animals that had not received stimulation. This finding provides the first direct evidence that a larger brain response can aid learning.

Future treatments that enhance large changes in the brain may also assist with recovery from stroke or learning disabilities. In addition, some brain disorders such as tinnitus or chronic pain occur when large-scale
'/>"/>

Contact: Emily Martinez
emily.martinez@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Vestara and EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. Announce Partnership Making Available Industry's Only Automated Pharmaceutical Waste Management Solution to over 5,000 U.S. Hospitals
2. Home Health Care Newest Market Sector for Marketing/PR firm, Placemaking Group, With Addition of Client, Nursing and Rehab At Home
3. Bitrex Bitter Safety Additive Exhibiting at the Safe Kids Fair 2010; Making a Bitter Face to Learn about Poisoning Prevention
4. Hopkins doctor/disaster expert says resource problems in Haiti required ethical decision-making
5. Carnegie Mellon research provides insight into brains decision-making process
6. 3-D cell culture: Making cells feel right at home
7. Irelands Allergy Standards Limited Adds LG Electronics to Host of Companies Making Allergy-Certified Consumer Products
8. Governor Tim Pawlenty Issues Proclamation Making Thursday, March 25, 2010 Medical Biller's Day
9. More than one-quarter of elderly patients lack decision-making capacity at death
10. Zerion Software Releases iPad Data Collection App, Making the iPad a Serious Business Tool
11. Love Making And Exercise Can Trigger Headache Pain?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/28/2014)... -- Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this ... as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may ... nose and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New ... on Thanksgiving: Pace yourself. Rather than ... throughout the day. It,s also a good idea to have ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... of prediabetes testing and treatment, helped employees learn ... complimentary on-site diabetes blood screening at a local ... Stop Diabetes @ Work initiative. , As ... @ Work program , PreDiabetes Centers is co-hosting ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 Mabel’s Labels , the ... and an award-winning company established by four moms, today ... and Tricia Mumby have been honored with a 2014 ... the PROFIT Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. , All ... Tricia Mumby) accepted the award on behalf of Mabel’s ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... UniWigs.com, a leader in the wig industry, has ... the next Monday. This promotion features: , > ... up to 70% off (no coupon code needed), ... shipping on orders over $49 , Visit http://www.uniwigs.com for ... Nov. 28th to Dec. 1st and the first 100 shoppers each ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 "Most of my ... me to use crutches," said an inventor from Findlay, Ohio. ... convenient way to support my foot, which inspired me to ... to offer a convenient way to support an injured foot. ... around. It eliminates the need for crutches. The design redistributes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast 2Health News:PreDiabetes Centers Offers Workplace Diabetes Screening at Local School 2Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 2Health News:Mabel's Labels’ Co-Founders Named A Winner In The 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Program; A Second-Time Win For The Brand 3Health News:Pre-X'mas Crazy Sale Starts from $0 at UniWigs.com 2
... 28 A few spaces remain for the U.S. ... on Nov. 4-5, 2009. , (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) ... and journalists and will focus on how FDA employs ... This year,s symposium will feature an address by FDA ...
... inflammatory diseases, researchers say , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay ... that fish oils benefit people with rheumatoid arthritis and ... an ingredient in fish oils called DHA into a ... can lead to various diseases, the scientists from Queen ...
... get a boo-boo, we might know to put a bandage on ... it all better. But, what if something happens to our ... for dental emergencies can quickly get back to smiling again. , ... http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=Ss8P5Rb1iQulYDAELUR0M_kpwKp_6YSM , Medialink is a division of ...
... , What Women Want, Think Should Be Done and at ... new poll released Wednesday by the Independent Women,s Forum ... should be Congress,s top priority and that a majority (51 percent) ... the proposals being considered today. The poll, conducted by WomanTrend, ...
... Collagen Matrix, Inc., the leader in collagen- and mineral-based ... Company,s Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer was named ... Year category of the 2009 New Jersey Business of ... Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. All finalists will ...
... 28 Atlanta-based Webmedx , the fourth ... of black market sales of medical records in India as ... most reliable way to maintain standards of privacy and security. ... stringent rules for protected health information, the onus on transcription ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients 2Health News:Just Released -- New Poll: Healthcare Through Women's Eyes 2Health News:Shu-Tung Li, Founder and CEO of Collagen Matrix, Inc. Honored as 2009 New Jersey Executive of the Year Finalist and Company Named One of Fifty Fastest Growing Companies 2Health News:Webmedx Reacts to News of Confidential Medical Records Being Sold on the Black Market 2
(Date:11/28/2014)... Chinese magnesium alloy maker DongGuan Eontec Co., ... alloy bone fixation screw has received Chinese regulatory inspection ... instrument and that the company acknowledges receipt of the ... Science and Technology Daily journalists Wang Xiangming and ... founder, Professor Li Yangde , has been a ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Hovione announced today ... Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ... developing improved drug delivery options for established drugs. ... novel formulation using a new patented crystalline base form ... widely prescribed oral antibiotics for acne. Currently, there are ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014   Royal Philips (NYSE: ... availability of its portfolio of diagnostic X-ray ... Opta[i] , ProGrade and PrimaryDiagnost[ii]. With new releases ... the U.S., and availability of all these solutions ... customers innovative solutions designed to meet the needs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Chinese magnesium alloy manufacturer Eontec expects to have its medical magnesium alloy available for clinical trial in 2015 2Chinese magnesium alloy manufacturer Eontec expects to have its medical magnesium alloy available for clinical trial in 2015 3Chinese magnesium alloy manufacturer Eontec expects to have its medical magnesium alloy available for clinical trial in 2015 4Hovione Files its First Investigational New Drug Application With the FDA 2Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 2Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 3
... The automated solution for Western Blot analysis ... a fully automated Western Blot Analyzer for ... that reveal the presence of infectious diseases ... enables fast and accurate screening of allergies ...
... Advantages of using the Antigen-Antibody Pens-Using ... designed and developed specialized fountain pens, called ... deliver or write/mark the blotting membranes in ... specially formulated antigen-bonded colored dyes helps to ...
... of pure water, Complete, Compact Systems for ... compact S.D.S. Storage and Distribution Systems are ... of purified water produced by Elix or ... of stored water, provide effective protection against ...
... Liters of pure water, Complete, Compact Systems ... Water,Millipores compact S.D.S. Storage and Distribution Systems ... liters of purified water produced by Elix ... purity of stored water, provide effective protection ...
Medicine Products: