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Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...chers identified a brain region called the lateral occipital complex (LOC) as the cognitive-related area affected by both 'working memory load' and pain. The researchers then sought to identify the brain region by which pain affects the functioning of the LOC. The study theorized that the best candidate f...

Study Shows Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

...xperiments, ultimately evaluating the parietal and occipital regions of the brains of 71 patients, some already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and some without Alzheimer’s. Their diagnostic accuracy rate was 82 to 85 percent using the EEGs (e.g., it matched evaluations conducted at Penn 82 to 85 percent of the tim...

Neurostimulation Therapy to ease cluster headaches

...eadaches. The key they say is stimulation of the occipital nerve. This is done by implanting electrodes near the head and neck of the sufferers and giving them remotes to control the pulses. The conclusions were reached separate research groups That included neurologists from the National Hospital for...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

...wever, no hyperactivation of the pons, amygdale or occipital cortex, other imaging characteristics of normal REM sleep. "To my knowledge, this report is the first of imaging analysis comparing brain activation during a cataplectic episode with a nonsymptomatic state in the same subject," said Chabas. "Previo...

Risk of Hemorrhage Increased in Vaginally Born Babies

...ated in the lower, back part of the brain over the occipital lobe or the cerebellum, which is below the occipital lobe. Typically, small bleeds resolve over time without causing problems, though larger ones may c...

Visual impairment risk in preterm infants with reduced occipital brain volumes

...ual Science (IOVS), low weight babies with smaller occipital regional volumes// are at higher risk for impaired...all the infants at term equivalent, to measure the occipital regional brain volumes. Thirty-five percent of the infants were later found to have abnormal oculo...

Visual Awareness Is Generated At the Back Of The Brain

...that the key to visual awareness is located in the occipital lobe or the rear portion of the brain.// It has always puzzled scientists as to how the human mind can quickly gauge the object that it is seeing. Now researchers say that this power to quickly analyze this is generated in a small portion at the ...

Bright arctic lights to cause headaches

...uggests the study, may lie with the neurons of the occipital lobe of the brain that is the seat of vision. The neurons here becomes hyper excitable for people with migraines and easily triggers the condition. The lights have not been associated to sleep cycles, sleep patterns etc....

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