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



We express our preferences despite ourselves

November 12 2009

What determines our choices? This question has bugged economists who have long been interested in situations of choice in which there are not necessarily good or bad decisions. Inserm researchers in unit UMR 975 (Inserm/ Brain and Spinal cord Inst...
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Parkinson’s disease: treating symptoms and slowing progression

September 23 2009

Parkinson's disease affects nearly 150,000 people in France and is the second cause of neurological disability in the elderly. Although drugs exist that alleviate symptoms, none have been shown to slow the gradual but inexorable worsening of the d...
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Stimulating your brain intellectually slows ageing

September 21 2009

It is often said that the more the brain is used the better it works. This is especially true for the elderly, though we still don't know how. An analysis performed by Tasnime Akbaraly and Claudine Berr, in Inserm U888 unit directed by Karen Ritch...
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Handwriting Revisited

August 27 2009

Exner, a 19th century scientist, empirically described a specialised area in the brain involved in the production of written language. At that time the only means of investigation was the post mortem study of patients who had had writing problems....
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