Researchers from EPFL have uncovered how diazepam, a common anxiolytic, can increase mitochondrial activity in neural pathways associated with motivation.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm for a walking system that allows those with spinal cord injury to regain mobility. Researchers say their system, Smart Walk Assist, is designed to promote natural walking patterns in patients, so the nervous system can learn how to walk again.
Using the Full Body Illusion test, researchers discover those with schizophrenia do not have an impaired sense of body ownership. The findings contradict other theories which state those with schizophrenia may feel as though their bodies do not belong to themselves.
A new study sheds light on the mechanisms behind metacognition and how we make sense of the world around us.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
Using electrochemical stimulation and robot assisted rehabilitation techniques, researchers restore walking ability in a paraplegic rat. The study reports reorganization of neural branching in the reticular formation leads to new connections and is key to motor skill recovery.
Training tetraplegic patients to compete in an online competition to control an avatar with BCI, researchers report the most dramatic improvements in computer augmented performance occurs when both humans and machines are able to learn.