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Eye movements could be the missing link in our understanding of memory

Humans have a fascinating ability to recreate events in the mind’s eye, in exquisite detail. Over 50 years ago, Donald Hebb and Ulrich Neisser, the forefathers of cognitive psychology, theorised that eye movements are vital for our ability to do this. They pointed out we move our eyes not only to receive sensory visual input, …

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Strong Link Found Between Emotional Childhood Abuse and Schizophrenia-Like Experiences in Adulthood – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals a strong association between emotional abuse experienced during childhood and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia-like symptoms in adulthood. Source: University of Hertfordshire A new University of Hertfordshire study has, for the first time, identified a strong link between childhood emotional abuse and schizophrenia-like experiences in healthy adults, such as paranoia, hearing …

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Florida State baseball hires Notre Dame’s Link Jarrett as new head coach

Florida State baseball hires Notre Dame’s Link Jarrett as new head coach

Jarrett, who’ll be the 10th head coach in Florida State baseball history, just completed his third season with the Fighting Irish. Their season came to an end in the College World Series. The season included a Super Regional series win over top-ranked Tennessee. The FSU job will be Jarrett’s third head coaching gig. Link Jarrett …

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A Surprising Link Between Immune System and Hair Growth – Neuroscience News

Summary: Regulatory T cells interact with skin cells using glucocorticoid hormones to generate new hair follicles and promote hair growth. The findings could have positive implications for the development of new therapies to treat alopecia and other hair loss disorders. Source: Salk Institute Salk scientists have uncovered an unexpected molecular target of a common treatment …

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Study finds link between eating lots of seafood and skin cancer

Study finds link between eating lots of seafood and skin cancer

Does what you eat contribute to your risk of skin cancer? Seafood lovers may be concerned by new research that found eating more fish was associated with a higher risk of melanoma. It’s one of the first studies to make that connection, said co-author Eunyoung Cho, an associate professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown …

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Scientists May Have Found Missing Link Between Alzheimer’s and Vascular Disease

Scientists may have uncovered a possible mechanism for why people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity have an increased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in older adults and the 7th most common cause of death in the United States according to the National Institute on Aging. …

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