Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides Researchers have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother’s Day flower harvest. This study examined children who did not work in agriculture but who lived in agricultural communities in Ecuador. Dread of…

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems

Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems A new study finds that stimulating the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-like thinking problems normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects the rats’ ability to estimate the passage of time — a cognitive deficit that is characteristic in people with schizophrenia. Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems …