Applied Physiology

Lift weights, improve your memory


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Study finds that one short bout of resistance exercise can enhance episodic memory
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Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.

Making a mental match: pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients

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Mechanical rehab device taps a person's wrist while creating a signal in brain. The signals overlap int he brain and move and the wrist.
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The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist.

Georgia Tech Robotics Projects Receive More Than $2 Million in Funding

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded funding for four robotics projects with applications in various innovative areas.
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The Science of Running: Follow the Bouncing Ball

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Science has shown that running is very similar to a bouncing ball and a pogo stick.
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Contact: Jason Maderer

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Georgia Tech Researchers Receive Three NSF Emerging Frontiers Awards

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $6 million to fund three projects involving researchers from Georgia Tech.
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By Abby Robinson

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Georgia Tech Students to Develop and Provide Prostheses to Underserved Patients

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Georgia Tech students in the prosthetics and orthotics master's program are working with Atlanta's Good Samaritan Center.
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Contact: Jason Marderer

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Glove that Vibrates Fingertip Could Improve One's Sense of Touch

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A little vibration can be a good thing for people who need a sensitive touch.

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Aug 04, 2011 | Atlanta, GA.

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