Listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks in very different ways

Researchers at Aalto University analysed how listeners immerse themselves in audiobooks by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and words that the story brings to mind. The study indicated that word lists resembling each other also predicted similarities in brain function. In the study, 16 people listened to an audiobook written by Professor Iiro Jääskeläinen inside an fMRI device. After […]

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Thrombectomy in acute stroke therapy feasible for very old patients, but not without risks

Mechanical thrombectomy is an increasingly important therapy for acute stroke that can also benefit the very old – assuming a careful selection of patients and risk assessment. This is a finding of a Portuguese study presented at the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Lisbon. For several years now, the endovascular thrombectomy has been a way […]

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