Year: 2017

Australian Scientists Create 3D-printed Brain-like Tissue From Stem Cells

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This article was posted on ABC news on July 26th 2017. Link to original: http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-07-26/scientists-create-3d-printed-brain-like-tissue-from-stem-cells/8740794 Australian scientists have used a 3D printer to create nerve cells found in the brain using a special bio-ink made from stem cells. The research takes us a step closer to making replacement brain tissue derived from a patient's own skin or blood cells to help treat conditions such as brain injury, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and schizophrenia. (more…)

Glass Brain Project – Visualising the Activity of the Human Brain

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This fascinating video from researchers at the University of California San Francisco shows the transmission of signals in the human brain. Called the Glass Brain, the model shows the integration of EEG data with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging model of signal conduction and Diffusion Tensor Imaging models of white matter tracts. The video demonstrates a functional model of communication in the brain and shows the current understanding of how neural signals are processed. Watch the video here

The Evolution of Trauma Treatment

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Renowned trauma researcher and clinician Dr Bessel van der Kolk recently wrote an article describing the value of neurofeedback as a tool for treating complex trauma. He also argues that trauma treatment should use a whole new approach that empowers trauma survivors and allows them to take greater control over their experiences. The whole article was published by Psychotherapy Networker and can be found here: https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1130/the-evolution-of-trauma-treatment?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=021817_pn_i_rt_WIR_noon_throttled

Rewiring Your Brain: Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream

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This interesting article looks into the future as neurofeedback goes mainstream. It promotes the awareness and use of neurofeedback and describes the benefits of neurofeedback as a treatment for treating common mental health conditions without medications. It discusses the potential benefits and risks of neurofeedback technologies becoming more widely available. http://europe.newsweek.com/neurofeedback-brain-regulation-neuroscience-457492?rm=eu  

What Happened Within This Player’s Skull

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When player No. 81 took this blow to his head several years ago, it was just one concussion of many that occurred throughout college football and the N.F.L. But what made this one different was that this player was wearing a mouth guard with motion sensors. The information from those sensors has given researchers a more detailed and precise window into what was happening within the player’s brain in the milliseconds after the hit.