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BRAIN / COGNITION / HEALTH

BRAIN / COGNITION / HEALTH

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a clinical condition that may affect victims of psychological trauma. But how is our brain modified after a strong shock? And is it possible to modify it back? At ISTC a promising study started to answer these questions. 

At ISTC the W-Read group (Reading and Lexical Processes Lab) has conducted several experimental studies showing that morpheme-based reading can increase reading fluency in children with dyslexia, who are otherwise prone to slow analytical reading processing. 

Sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain can provide remarkable therapeutic benefits for many neural diseases. At ISTC the Laboratory of Electrophysiology for Translational neuroScience (LET'S) is carrying on pioneering studies on rehabilitation techniques using brain stimulation.

Many hereditary diseases can be passed on within families from one generation to the next. How do parents with genetic disorders face this with their children? Do they tell the truth or not? At ISTC a psychological study has been realized to investigate the communication of risk in families living with Huntington's disease.