The ability to dual-task walk and talk begins to decline around the age of 55. This decline is a result of changes to cognition and underlying brain function rather than due to physical changes associated with aging.
Infants who are born preterm do not habituate to repeated pain the same way in which full-term babies or adults do. Researchers believe this is because preterm infants have not yet developed the mechanism that enables people to adapt to moderate pain, which is thought to develop during the third trimester of pregnancy.
A newly developed molecular diagnostic test is able to identify people who are most likely to benefit from hypnosis to help manage post-operative pain. This subset of highly hypnotizable people is also more likely to experience higher levels of post-operative pain.
The side effects of treating neurological disorders with antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) are caused by calcium imbalances in the brain. Such side effects can be improved by the use of calcium-balance modulators.