Author Archives: liz

inhibition of visual input by top-down modulation in the case of conscious awareness of information in working memory

Posted comment on ´Attention, working memory and phenomenal experience of WM content: memory levels determined by different types of top-down modulation` by J. Jacob, C. Jacobs and J.Silvanto and published in Frontiers in Psychology volume 6 Article 16033 October 2015 … Continue reading

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discussion about hypothesised link between the menopause and Alzheimer disease

Posted comment on ´Changing your mind`  by J. Hamzelou and published in New Scientist 3141 2nd September 2017 p.36. SUMMARY Hamzelou began her article by describing some of the symptoms experienced by some women going through menopause. She stated that … Continue reading

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bioelectric signals and membrane ion channels

Posted comment on ´Bioelectrical Signals and Ion Channels in the Modelling of Multicellular Patterns and Cancer Biophysics` by J. Cervera, A. Alcaraz and S. Mafe published online in Nature Science Reports February 4th 2016 6:20403 doi 10.1038/srep20403 SUMMARY Cervera, Alcaraz … Continue reading

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effect of high altitude on cognitive functions

Posted comment on ´Acute and Chronic Altitude-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents` by S.F. Rimoldi, E. Rexhaj, H. Duplain, S. Urben, J. Billieux, Y. Allemann, C. Romero, A. Ayaviri, C. Salinas, M. Villena, U. Scherrer and C. Sartori and … Continue reading

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lithium in drinking water and dementia incidence

Posted comment on ´Association of Lithium in Drinking Water with the Incidence of Dementia` by L.V. Kessing, T.A. Gerds, N.N. Knudsen, L.F. Jorgensen, S.M. Kristiansen, D. Voutchkova, V. Ernsten, J. Schulllehner, B. Hansen, P.K. Andersen and A.K. Ersboll and published … Continue reading

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network reorganisation of procedural memory during sleep

Posted comment on ´Network-wide reorganisation of procedural memory during NREM sleep revealed by fMRI` by S. Vahdat, S. Fogel, H. Benali and J. Dovon and published in eLife 2017;6:e24987 doi 10.7554/eLife.2498 SUMMARY Vahdat and colleagues described in their article their … Continue reading

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dorsolateral prefrontal cortex role in decision-making

Posted comment on ´Stimulation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex enhances adaptive cognitive control: a high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation study` by O. Gbadeyan, K. McMahon, M. Steinhauser and M. Meinzer and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2016 36 (50) p.12530; doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2450-16.2016 … Continue reading

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