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A new method identifies changes in brain connectivity in psychiatric disorders

An international team of scientists comprising Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and CBC director and Joana Cabral, researchers CBC, have combined in their study the real functional connectivity obtained by advanced tractography with anatomical brain parcellation to identify the connectivity or "fingerprint" of the target points of deep brain stimulation (upf.news).

The brains of bilinguals and monolinguals differ when they speak their mother tongue

Albert Costa, ICREA research professor and SPB director, together with Kristof Strijkers, former SPB researcher, have participated in a study which has shown that when performing language tasks, bilinguals and monolinguals use the areas of the brain involved differently, even though the language studied is the native and dominant one (upf.news).

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Functional connectivity dynamics, a new biomarker of some mental diseases

In a study published this January by a team of scientists including Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the CBC, have shown that functional connectivity dynamics (FCD) of the neural networks of the cerebral cortex, are a good biomarker of neural activity in a state of rest of the brain, so that the study of disorders of the FCD can guide the diagnosis, prognosis and individual treatment of some of the more prevalent mental diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or schizophrenia (upf.n

New ways open to preserve the memory and cognitive functions with age

The effects of neurobiological changes in aging are presented in a study published in the journal Neurology of Learning and Memory, by Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the CBC, together with Edmund T. Rolls, a member of the Centre for Computational Neuroscience at Oxford and of the Department of Computational Sciences at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom (upf.news).

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Ciència al Nadal

Gustavo Deco, professor d’investigació ICREA i director del CBC, impartirà la conferència El cervell en xarxa: què ens diu el connectoma humà sobre la consciència? en el marc del cicle Ciència al Nadal que s’organitza al Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) el 23 de desembre. Més informació.

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