Is there a Link between Type 2 Diabetes & Disturbed Neurovascular Coupling?

Research Paper Title Disturbed neurovascular coupling in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: Evidence from a comprehensive fMRI analysis. Background Previous studies presumed that the disturbed neurovascular coupling to be a critical risk factor of cognitive impairments in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but distinct clinical manifestations were lacked. Consequently, the researchers decided to investigate the… Read More

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Total Sleep Deprivation & Cerebral Response

Research Paper Title Neural correlates of dynamic changes in working memory performance during one night of sleep deprivation. Background Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is common in modern society leading to deterioration of multiple aspects of cognition. Dynamic interaction effect of circadian rhythmicity and homeostatic sleep pressure on sustained attention have been intensively investigated, while how… Read More

Could We Use Resting-state fMRI to Measure the Efficacy of Tinnitus Interventions?

Research Paper Title Replicability of Neural and Behavioral Measures of Tinnitus Handicap in Civilian and Military Populations: Preliminary Results. Background In the past decade, resting-state functional connectivity, acquired using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), has emerged as a popular measure of tinnitus, especially as related to self-reported handicap or psychological reaction. The goal of this… Read More

How Old Is Your Brain?

Just like the rest of our body, the brain can sometimes age quicker than we do. Now researchers at Imperial College London have a way to find out how old the brain really is (O’Hare, 2017). James Cole and colleagues trained a computer algorithm to estimate age based on brain images from 2001 healthy people, then tested it on… Read More

Brain Volume & Cardiorespiratory Fitness

New research, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), suggests that greater cardiorespiratory fitness in middle aged adults is associated with more brain volume and greater white matter integrity measured five years later. Reference Zhu, N., JAcobs, D.R., Schreiner, P.J., Launer, L.J., Whitmer, R.A., Sidney, S., Demerath, E., Thomas, W., Bouchard, C., He, K., Erus, G., Battapady,… Read More