Tag Archives: Brain

Two-Year-Old Receives Deep Brain Stimulation Implant

July 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics A two-year-old girl has received a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device to treat her dystonia. The condition, which results in painful random muscle movements, spasms, and the like, can lead to severe limitations on a child’s development and overall quality of life. A team at the Evelina… Read More »

Medical News Today: How Pokémon characters can help us understand the brain

Researchers from Stanford University in California have found that extensive exposure to video games, such as Pokémon, during childhood activates certain regions of the brain. A recent study used Pokémon to inform neuroscience. Pokémon is a media franchise that dates back to 1995. It involves fictional creatures called “Pokémon.” Players have to catch and train… Read More »

More Evidence Pot May Damage the Teen Brain

Print this page MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — Smoking just a couple of joints may cause significant changes in a teenager’s brain structure, a new study has found. Brain scans show that some adolescents who’ve tried marijuana just a couple of times exhibit significant increases in the volume of their gray matter. These changes were… Read More »