Publications

  • Novel Virtual Environment for Alternative Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy

    07/12/2016
    In this paper, we describe a virtual environment for patients to engage in a playful therapeutic game for neuropsychomotor rehabilitation, based on the experience of the occupational therapy program of the Nucleus for Integrated Medical Assistance (NAMI) at the University of Fortaleza,...
  • Decreased neuron loss and memory dysfunction in pilocarpine-treated rats pre-exposed to hypoxia.

    07/06/2016
    Our findings indicated that short hypoxic preconditioning preceding SE promotes long-lasting protective effects on neuron survival and spatial memory.
  • Pre-ictal increase in theta synchrony between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy

    06/28/2016
    We used a TLE rat model generated by perforant path (PP) stimulation to understand whether synchrony between dorsal hippocampal and mPFC networks is altered shortly before a seizure episode.
  • Computational Tracking of Mental Health in Youth: Latin American Contributions to a Low-Cost and Effective Solution for Early Psychiatric Diagnosis

    06/16/2016
    Here, we briefly introduce the problem by reviewing the scarce epidemiological data from Latin America regarding the onset of mental disorders, and discussing the difficulties associated with early diagnosis.
  • Radiological Characterization of Cerebral Phenotype in Newborn Microcephaly Cases from 2015 Outbreak in Brazil

    06/16/2016
    Brazil is facing, since October of 2015, an outbreak of microcephalic fetuses. This outbreak is correlated with the beginning of circulation of Zika virus (ZIKV) in the country.
  • A Respiration-Coupled Rhythm in the Rat Hippocampus Independent of Theta and Slow Oscillations

    05/11/2016
    Hippocampal respiration rhythm in rats. This work shows that the hippocampus produces two low-frequency rhythms at nearby frequencies: one that couples to respiration and another that is coupled to the neocortex. The results support a role for brain oscillations in connecting distant brain...
  • A genetic network that suppresses genome rearrangements in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and contains defects in cancers

    05/03/2016
    Gross chromosomal rearrangements (GCRs) play an important role in human diseases, including cancer. The identity of all Genome Instability Suppressing (GIS) genes is not currently known.
  • Measurement of cognitive bias and cortisol levels to evaluate the effects of space restriction on captive collared peccary (Mammalia, Tayassuidae)

    05/01/2016
  • Human Brain Expansion during Evolution Is Independent of Fire Control and Cooking

    04/25/2016
    What makes humans unique? This question has fascinated scientists and philosophers for centuries and it is still a matter of intense debate. Nowadays, human brain expansion during evolution has been acknowledged to explain our empowered cognitive capabilities. The drivers for such accelerated...
  • Impacts of social support on symptoms in Brazilian women with fibromyalgia

    04/01/2016
  • Repertoires of Spike Avalanches Are Modulated by Behavior and Novelty

    03/28/2016
    Esse artigo mostra em ratos que avalanches neuronais variam através do ciclo sono vigília e refletem em alguma medida os comportamentos dos animais. Detectamos a existência de repertórios complexos de padrões de ativação entre neurônios (avalanches) que são construídas na vigília e...
  • Motor Coordination Correlates with Academic Achievement and Cognitive Function in Children

    03/15/2016
    The relationship between exercise and cognition is an important topic of research that only recently began to unravel.