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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

  • Human Brain Expansion during Evolution Is Independent of Fire Control and Cooking

    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

  • Repertoires of Spike Avalanches Are Modulated by Behavior and Novelty

    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

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