Search for dissertations about: "adult brain"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 344 swedish dissertations containing the words adult brain.

  1. 1. Functioning in prosthetic users provided with and without a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee – relative effects on mobility, self-efficacy and attentional demand

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare

    Author : Saffran Möller; Högskolan i Jönköping.; Högskolan i Jönköping.; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; amputation; trans-femoral amputation; adaptive prosthetic knee; prosthetic limb; self-report; mobility; self-efficacy; attention; brain; gait; neuroimaging; functional near-infrared spectroscopy; cognitive load; brain activity;

    Abstract : Background: To undergo a lower limb amputation is a traumatic experience affecting the individual on physical as well as psychological levels and often leading to limitations in a person´s daily life. Following an amputation individual often receive a prosthesis to address impairments in mobility and functioning. READ MORE

  2. 2. Brain Regeneration - in vitro and in vivo studies of exercise-related effects on brain plasticity

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare

    Author : Cecilia Bull; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; brain; neural progenitor cells; stem cells; hippocampus; corpus collosum; rat; mouse; regeneration; neurogenesis; oligodendrogenesis; irradiation; exercise;

    Abstract : Neural stem and progenitor cells in the germinal regions of the adult brain, such as the hippocampus, are of great interest, because they provide the possibility for enhanced brain plasticity or can contribute to endogenous cell replacement after injury or disease. Voluntary exercise was recently shown to robustly induce cellular and structural plasticity, thereby contributing to overall brain health. READ MORE

  3. 3. Neurotoxic Effects of Nicotine During Neonatal Brain Development Critical Period and Adult Susceptibility

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Emma Ankarberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Biology; nicotine; neonatal development; behaviour; nicotinic receptors; susceptibility; cholinergic system; paraoxon; PBDE; Biologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examined neurotoxic effects of nicotine exposure during a defined critical period of neonatal brain development in mice.In our environment there are numerous hazardous contaminants that an individual can be exposed to during its entire lifetime. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adult Neural Stem Cells-Influence of Stroke, Inflammation and Aging

    University dissertation from Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University

    Author : Henrik Ahlenius; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; inflammation; Neural stem cells; adult; neurogenesis; stroke; aging; TNF-R1; TNF-α;

    Abstract : Neural stem cells (NSCs) in the embryo generate neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, the principal cells of the central nervous system (CNS), which contribute to the full diversity of the brain. Some NSCs persist in the adult brain and ensures neurogenesis throughout adult life in the subventricular zone (SVZ) and the subgranular zone (SGZ). READ MORE

  5. 5. New neurons and astrocytes in the adult brain. Studies on adult rat neural progenitors in vivo and in vitro with special reference to the effects of IGF-I and CNTF regarding proliferation and lineage determination

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Maria A I Åberg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Brain; hippocampus; rat; neurogenesis; progenitor cell; stem cell; ciliary neurotrophic factor; insulin-like growth factor-I; PI3-K; MAPK.;

    Abstract : The hippocampal dentate gyrus in several species, including man, continues to produce new neurons and glial cells in adulthood. The generation of new neurons and glial cells in the adult hippocampus is under strict regulation. Two major events of significance for cell genesis from progenitor cells are proliferation and lineage determination. READ MORE