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2014-02-20 12:05:31

Head movement during fMRI may bias sampling toward subjects with lower cognitive ability Kessler Foundation researchers have shown that discarding data from subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exhibit head movement during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may bias sampling away from subjects with lower cognitive ability. The study was published in the January issue of Human Brain Mapping. (Wylie GR, Genova H, DeLuca J, Chiaravalloti N, Sumowski JF. Functional MRI movers...

2013-11-14 23:29:56

A new article released on the site Healthreviewcenter.com offers 10 tips on how to improve memory power naturally. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The writing on the site Healthreviewcenter.com delivers to people 10 tips on how to improve memory power naturally. Both women and men, who want to learn useful tips to improve memory, can make use of this entire writing. At the beginning of the writing, people will find out that they are likely eating more sugar than the real demand of...

Study Aims To Speed Up Construction Projects And Identify Trouble Areas
2013-09-05 15:35:32

North Carolina State University Research from North Carolina State University identified factors that cause construction site managers to schedule more time than necessary for specific tasks. Understanding these factors and whether they can be reduced or eliminated could help the industry complete construction projects more quickly. At issue is a construction planning concept called a time buffer. A time buffer is the difference between how long it should take to accomplish a task based...

Flexible Hub Network Of The Brain Helps Humans Adapt
2013-08-13 09:48:22

Washington University in St. Louis Switching stations route processing of novel cognitive tasks One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges — using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand. Now, research from Washington University in St. Louis offers new and compelling evidence that a well-connected core brain network based in the...

2013-08-06 13:09:45

A recent study compared the differences between novice and experienced drivers using a driving simulator and modeled the difference using computational cognitive models. The method and results provide important cognitive-psychological bases for developing intelligent driver training and driving assistance systems. The study titled "Modeling the effect of driving experience on lane keeping performance using ACT-R cognitive architecture," authored by Shi Cao, Yulin Qin, and Mowei Shen, has...

Virtual Brain Capable Of Daydreaming Just As Humans Do
2013-07-13 07:55:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international researchers, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has created a virtual model of the brain capable of daydreaming like humans do. The computer model is based on the dynamics of brain cells and the many connections those cells make with their neighbors and cells in other brain regions. The team hopes their model will help further understanding of why certain portions of the brain work...

2013-07-10 16:00:50

Recent findings force scientists to rethink the rules of neuroimaging Is there a brain area for mind-wandering? For religious experience? For reorienting attention? A recent study casts serious doubt on the evidence for these ideas, and rewrites the rules for neuroimaging. Brain mapping experiments attempt to identify the cognitive functions associated with discrete cortical regions. They generally rely on a method known as "cognitive subtraction." However, recent research reveals a...

2013-07-01 23:03:16

Software review website Boffin released a new memory program review in which Ultimate Memory™ was chosen as the memory improvement software for 2013. New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Software review website Boffin recently published its memory programs review, which concluded that Ultimate Memory™ is the website’s chosen software for 2013. The Boffin review team examined Ultimate Memory™ along with other memory programs in an order to provide a considered and objective...

2013-06-28 23:03:42

Ultimate Memory™ software has been enriched with interactive memory boosting games, announces eReflect, the company that developed the software product. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The 2013 version of Ultimate Memory™ has been updated with a series of new features. As software developer company eReflect revealed today, the most significant update is the software's new interactive memory boosting games. Ultimate Memory™ has been updated for its 2013 version with an...

2013-06-13 23:27:40

The CogniFit brain fitness website is now available in 12 languages and in more than 65 countries. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain training and online brain games, announces the release of its online brain fitness platform in Russian, offering its cognitive programs to over 250 millions new potential users who speak Russian in the world. The CogniFit brain fitness website is now available in more than 65 countries and in 12 different...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.