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Brain Wave Study May Yield Improvements In Visual Perception
2014-04-25 13:45:12

[ Watch the Video: Are Alpha Waves The Future Of Brain Monitoring? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Have you ever mistakenly driven through a red light or been unable to see a familiar face in a crowded room? By using a unique method to test brain waves, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and City College of New York have detailed new information on how the mind processes sensory stimuli that may or may not be perceived, according to...

Meditation Benefits Have Neural Roots
2013-02-14 04:43:33

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Research shows that training in mindfulness meditation techniques can decrease chronic pain and improve depression. A paper recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience by scientists at Brown University may shed light on the physiological reason why. The study proposes that training in mindfulness meditation enhances control over how the brain processes and filters sensations and memories. Training in...

Taking Music Lessons Early In Life Leads To Strong Brain Connections
2013-02-13 13:46:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Getting your child involved in a music program from an early age can help them develop stronger connections in their brain, according to a new study. Researchers reported in the Journal of Neuroscience children who start taking music lessons, such as a learning a recorder in kindergarten, before the age of seven have helped create stronger connections within the brain. The new study suggests musical training before this age...

Brain Wave Patterns Predict A Person's Aptitude For Video Games
2012-10-25 13:35:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person´s aptitude for video games can be predicted by their brain waves, according to a new study published in the journal Psychophysiology. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) to observe the electrical activity in the brains of 39 study participants before they trained on the video game 'Space Fortress,' a game developed for cognitive research. None of the subjects were daily video game players. The...

2009-03-30 08:55:50

Just before you make a mistake, your brain actually gives off a warning sign. This discovery could lead to the development of devices that alert air traffic controllers that their attention is flagging, researchers said. A team of scientists at the University of California, Davis, worked with the Donders Institute in the Netherlands to study students' brain activity during an attention-demanding test. Using a non-invasive technique called magnetoencephalography (MEG), which is similar to but...

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2009-03-23 14:06:50

A distinct alpha-wave pattern occurs in two brain regions just before subjects make mistakes on attention-demanding tests, according to a new study by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the Donders Institute From spilling a cup of coffee to failing to notice a stop sign, everyone makes an occasional error due to lack of attention. Now a team led by a researcher at the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the Donders Institute in the Netherlands, has...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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