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Reconciling the Past with Pills: A New Approach to PTSD Treatment
Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Reconciling the Past with Pills: A New Approach to PTSD Treatment

Over a lifetime, the human brain stores countless memories.  Some are mundane and practical, others are subjective, and some influence our thinking and behaviour.  Not all of them are good. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) encompasses intrusive traumatic memories, which dictate behavior.  Currently, PTSD is treated with antidepressants and cognitive therapy, but it is often treatment … Continue reading

How To Do The Moonwalk
Movement / Neuro News

How To Do The Moonwalk

Walking around in the real world, as opposed to the uncluttered hallways of your school, requires flexible and adaptive fine-tuning of the basic alternating stepping pattern of our two legs. For animals to walk, central pattern generators (CPGs) must be modulated to allow different stride lengths in each leg or different swing heights to step … Continue reading

The Tenets of Tauists
Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

The Tenets of Tauists

For the labs working tirelessly to understand the underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease, there are often two camps: BAPtists and tau-ists.  The former subscribe to the beta amyloid cascade hypothesis that implicates amyloid plaque deposition as the primary culprit in causing memory loss and degeneration.  In this model, neuronal cell loss and axonal transport problems associated … Continue reading