Yawning has now been linked with cortisol following a series of trials at Bournemouth University , and following evidence from other researchers that have found temperature fluctuations in the brains of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
I am leading the fMRI study in collaboration with French neuroscientists as part of the International Scientific Council for Research into Multiple Sclerosis, and hope to develop a new biomarker for the early detection of MS.
I was delighted with the response to my recent talk at the XIII International Conference on Psychology and Psychiatry in Dubai which was attended my neuroscientists, neurologists and health professionals. Hopefully, findings from the study will benefit people with MS in terms of early treatment interventions in the future.
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