Thursday, May 7, 2015

Contributions of Visuo-oculomotor Abilities to Interceptive Skills in Sports.

Contributions of Visuo-oculomotor Abilities to Interceptive Skills in Sports.


Athletes in interceptive sports are superior to nonathletes in their visuomotor skills. They also have broader access to various visual and complex visuo-oculomotor abilities than nonathletes. This likely allows athletes to more effectively coordinate visual and oculomotor abilities under demanding conditions when some visual cues are degraded. The present findings are consistent with a pyramid of sports vision and suggest a top-down process for athlete screening and training.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

"Lower vaccination levels threaten public health by reducing both individual and herd immunity and have been associated with several recent outbreaks of measles," note the authors, "with most cases occurring among unvaccinated individuals."

No harmful link between MMR vaccine and ASD, regardless of risk status

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New insight into how brain makes memories

New insight into how brain makes memories

"Alterations in dendritic spines are associated with many neurological and developmental disorders, such as autism,Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome," said Webb. "However, the formation and maintenance of spines is a very complex process that we are just beginning to understand."

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