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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.