Social cognitive performance similar with schizophrenia, autism

Levels of social cognitive impairment are similar in individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a review published online Dec. 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Lindsay D. Oliver, Ph.D., from the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute in Toronto, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify how deficits […]

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Development of a color-sensitive, inkjet-printed, pixelated artificial retina model

Around 300 million people worldwide are visually impaired. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), involving deterioration of retinal photoreceptors-cells, are the leading causes of partial or total loss of vision. In the human eye, the retina contains several layers of cells including rod and cone photoreceptors that convert light into electrical signals and […]

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How childhood brain function and memory skills shape each other

In early childhood, memory skills predict the strength of future brain connections, and conversely, the strength of early brain connections predict future memory acuity. New research published in JNeurosci highlights the complex, bidirectional relationship between brain function and ability during development. It is difficult, if not impossible, to remember events from the first few years […]

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Stress in adolescence leads to learning and memory difficulties and increased anxiety in adulthood

Stress experienced around puberty (peripubertal) worsens learning and memory in adulthood, as well as anxiety related behavior, as shown by a study led by Dr Cristina Márquez, from the Neuronal Circuits of Social Behavior laboratory at the Neuroscience Institute in Alicante (Spain). This work has investigated the long-term consequences of stress experienced at this critical […]

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