Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Babies process language in a grown-up wayResearch shows emotional stress can change brain function (1/19/2011) 

We know that chronic stress negatively affects brain function in many ways... here we have a study  showing acute stress does the same. However with the new mental and emotional protocols from CLRT, there is now a way to immediately reduce the effects of stress on the brain with laser accuracy. Come learn how to do it in Charlotte, Chicago or San Diego this spring! 

Research conducted by Iaroslav Savtchouk, a graduate student, and S. June Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown that a single exposure to acute stress affected information processing in the cerebellum - the area of the brain responsible for motor control and movement coordination and also involved in learning and memory formation. The work is published in the January 12, 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers found that a five-minute exposure to the odor of a predator produced the insertion of receptors containing GluR2 at the connections (synapses) between nerve cells in the brain. GluR2 is a subunit of a receptor in the central nervous system that regulates the transfer of electrical impulses between nerve cells, or neurons. The presence of GluR2 changed electrical currents in the cerebellum in a way that increased activity and altered the output of the cerebellar circuit in the brains of mice.


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