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Monkey Sense Without Seeing
2013-11-20 08:05:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The human ability to locate and avoid objects in their peripheral field of vision with little more than a sideways glace could also be present in monkeys, according to new research in the journal Animal Cognition. Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark and his colleagues trained five adult male rhesus monkeys in order to perform a short-latency, highly stereotyped localization task. They taught the creatures to touch...

2013-11-15 23:24:21

Sophisticated brain cross-training program fuses computer and physical exercises designed to win the battle against ADHD in the classroom, amongst other dynamic applications. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developer and marketer of a sophisticated brain cross-training program developed by Yale neuroscientists that combines computer and physical exercises designed to help Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and working memory, recently announced...

2013-11-14 13:03:08

One in seven Swiss students has already tried to enhance his or her performance with prescription medication or drugs. Besides psychostimulants like Ritalin, students also consume sedatives, alcohol or cannabis. These substances are mostly only taken during the exam preparation period. Only a narrow majority of polled students reported the desired effects, as a representative study conducted by researchers at the universities of Zurich and Basel reveals. American and European studies prove...

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research presented during Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. According to Luis Populin, associate professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 percent of all American children between the ages of four and...

2013-11-11 10:23:44

For want of a receptor: Some behaviors shaped during early development Physical and chemical changes in the brain during development can potentially play a role in some delinquent and deviant behaviors, according to research released today. Studies looking at the underlying mechanisms that influence our ability to exercise self-control were presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science...

2013-11-06 23:29:51

If your child is clumsy, picky, oversensitive, and fidgety, he may have Sensory Processing Disorder, a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem, in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, the Westport-based not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce a 1/2-day workshop for parents and teachers with Carol Kranowitz, the renowned expert on sensory processing disorders on Friday, November 15 at the Hyatt Regency...

2013-11-05 23:31:34

Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group explains the importance of executive skills in the classroom offers tips for parents and their struggling children. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As any parent can attest, getting kids ready for school means a lot more than packing a lunch: Schoolchildren need an array of intellectual, emotional, and social skills to get them through the day—and on to a healthy and productive life. At the top of...

2013-11-05 23:27:13

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2014 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. Westport, CT (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2014 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. The $1,000 award will be made to a student...


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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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