neurology

Maree Scholl

Mason City girl, 11, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes take on Minnesota

Playground accident caused skull fractures, need for ear canal reconstruction
Maree Scholl, of Mason City, was playing at the playground when a 17-foot bar fell off of a piece of playground equipment and hit her in the head. Doctors at her hometown hospital sent her to UI Children’s Hospital, where a team of specialists could determine the extent of her injuries.
Emma Fox-Gatica, a two-time stroke survivor, volunteers at University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Health at Iowa Two-time stroke survivor now helps others

A rare two-time stroke survivor, Emma Fox-Gatica, now helps newly hospitalized stroke patients and their families cope with an illness that changes everything by volunteering at the University of Iowa Comprehensive Stroke Center.

UI Children's Hospital nationally ranked by US News & World Report

Hospital is ranked in eight specialty areas
U.S. News and World Report has ranked University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in eight out of ten specialty areas in its 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals listings.
outline of human head in profile with broken music note centered over brain area

Name that song (title)

UI study pinpoints brain region associated with auditory memory
Researchers at the University of Iowa say that damage to a region of the brain, the left temporal pole, may be associated with difficulty recalling auditory stimuli, such as the title to a song. The finding supports the theory that the left temporal pole is important for naming unique items, from landmarks to song names. Results published in the journal Neuropsychology.

More than memory

UI study shows hippocampus is involved in language processing, may help treat Alzheimer's
University of Iowa researchers show that the hippocampus is involved in language processing, possibly providing additional insight into how to treat people with Alzheimer’s disease. Results appear in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
A driving simulator is used in a clinical trial of a sleep drug at NeuroTrials Research in Atlanta.

The New York Times Don't sleep and drive

Matthew Rizzo, a UI professor of neurology, comments on the difficulty of assessing various factors on driver safety, in a story on the impact of sleep aids and drowsy driving, which also mentions UI's National Advanced Driving Simulator as a resource used by drug companies.

A baby looks at a toy set of keys

Infants learn to look and look to learn

Model explains crucial links among looking, learning, and memory
Researchers at the University of Iowa have explained how infants learn by looking, and the crucial role these activities play in how infants gain knowledge. Their computer model of babies aged 6 weeks to one year shows how infants use looking to create knowledge and to sear that knowledge into memory. The model also explains how infants' looking and learning changes as they develop. Results appear in the journal "Cognitive Science."
decisions

Time Magazine UI data fueled decision-making study

A study that reveals how the brain makes decisions used data collected over more than 30 years by neurologists at the University of Iowa, which has the world’s largest lesion registry.

Sacha Perez Acevedo talks with a fellow researcher

Summer of opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities Program/McNair Scholars prepares students for graduate study
Pigeons with iPads, olfactory functions and Alzheimer’s disease, smoking behaviors of stroke patients, and Ralph Ellison and The New York Times are all areas of research being pursued by students involved in the Summer Research Opportunities Program and the McNair Scholars program (SROP/McNair Scholars) through the University of Iowa Graduate College.

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