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Press release list of thematic 'Neurosciences, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry'



Interaction Between Brain and Heart May be New Indicator of State of Consciousness

October 23 2017

How do we know whether a patient is conscious when he or she is unable to communicate? According to an Inserm study conducted in 127 patients aged 17 to 80, changes in heartbeat in response to sound stimulation is a good indicator of state of cons...
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Is There a Long-term Link Between Childhood Environmental Harshness and Health?

October 19 2017

 A study, conducted by Coralie Chevallier, Inserm researcher at Unit 960 “Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory” (Inserm/ENS), suggests that an unfavorable childhood environment leads to earlier reproduction and a decreased effort in looking afte...
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Identification of a molecular mechanism associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder © Fotolia

Identification of a molecular mechanism associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

October 11 2017

A research team in psychiatry at CEA-Neurospin, together with the Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research (INSERM) and the Henri-Mondor (AP-HP) university hospitals, has shown that a genetic variant associated with several psychiatric conditions a...
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Coronal image of the brain vasculature of a premature neonate, obtained non-invasively using ultrafast Doppler ultrasound imaging

First clinical proof of concept for functional ultrasound imaging of brain activity in newborns

October 11 2017

Physicians from Inserm Unit 979 “Wave Physics for Medicine” at the ESPCI Paris together with clinician researchers from the neonatal intensive care unit of Robert-Debré AP-HP pediatric hospital and Inserm Unit 1141 have just made a scientific and...
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Schizophrenia: the link between personality disorders and the perception of time © Fotolia

Schizophrenia: the link between personality disorders and the perception of time

September 04 2017

A recent study conducted by Anne Giersch and her team of researchers (Inserm Unit 1114 /University of Strasbourg) showed that some people with schizophrenia are unable to perceive and anticipate the passage of time. These results, published in the...
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