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Nervous system

The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its voluntary and involuntary actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body. Neuroinflammation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and intracranial hypertension are all thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)


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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in executive function, motor control, motivation, and arousal. The largest source of dopamine in the brain is in the basal ganglia. (more...)


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Marcie L. Zinn, Ph.D., (born 1951) is an experimental psychologist conducting myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) research with her husband, Mark Zinn, and Dr. Leonard Jason at the DePaul Center for Community Research. Marcie's research interests include the study of myalgic encephalomyelitis as well as Performing Arts Neuroscience and Psychology. Her early research and career interests were in Performance Neuroscience and Psychology, but after being diagnosed in 2009 with viral encephalitis which became Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, her interest turned toward using her extensive qEEG and neuroscience skills for research in ME. Under the leadership of Dr. Jose Montoya, she conducted a pilot study to look at cognitive dysfunction using qEEG methods. She and her husband Mark have recently moved to Chicago to work with Dr. Leonard Jason and have published four articles, all of which illustrate qEEG methods in the study of ME brain dysfunction. (more...)


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A sketch of the human brain

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