According to UCSF researchers, during non-REM sleep, newly learned useful neural patterns are replayed and recapped.
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a therapeutic cocktail of molecules that restored fine motor skills in mice with spinal cord injuries. When applied to mice who had experienced stroke symptoms, researchers observed increased axon sprouting in subcortical areas.
Researchers have developed software capable of measuring writing speed and the pressure of a pen on a page. Asking volunteers to draw spirals, and using the new technology to analyse both speed and pen pressure, researchers were able to detect who had Parkinson's, as well as the severity of the disease.
A new study considers the effect on an unborn child if its mother frequently uses a cell phone. Researchers did not find a neurodevelopmental risk for children of mothers who used cell phones, instead they noted some beneficial effects for language development and motor skills.
Repeated, extensive practice can be replaced by brief memory reactivation to help boost learning, a new study reports.
A study of 252 professional baseball players revealed those who scored higher on a series of computerized motor and visual tasks had better batting averages and fewer strikeouts than their peers with lower scores.
A new study of the genetic factors associated with ASD draws attention to the impact autism can have on motor skills and cognitive function.
Vagus nerve stimulation coupled with physical therapy following a stroke can significantly help to boost motor skill recovery, researchers report.