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That was Ann Brendel’s reaction when Jack, her only child, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.
People with Parkinson’s disease often can’t differentiate between a sweet smile or an angry grimace, a warm welcome or a rude remark. And one of the major treatments may be making this worse, according to new research.
Meet Camelia Kuhnen, neuroeconomist. You may not have heard of her yet, but her work is even more intriguing than her title.
The 31-year-old wunderkind of money and mind is a pioneer in the promising new field of neurofinance – a seemingly odd fusion of economics with neuroscience and psychology.
Kuhnen, who grew up in Romania, has been working in this field since she was an undergraduate at MIT. She earned a PhD in finance from Stanford and became an assistant professor of finance at Northwestern University in 2006.
Developments in electrical stimulation treatment for the brain may offer hope to people suffering from a variety of disorders.
The technique can ease symptoms of depression, epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, headaches, chronic pain and stroke that have not responded well to other treatments, according to new and increasing research.