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Increased Risk of Self-Injury and Suicide Attempts for Girls with ADHD
2012-08-15 12:44:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) discovered that girls with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to attempt self-injury and suicide as they become older. To begin, families and girls with ADHD hope that symptoms like disruptive behavior and fidgety actions will decrease as they mature. However, the study from UC Berkeley showed that these girls tend to internalize...

Human and monkey joining hands
2012-07-21 06:11:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Did you ever look at those zig zags on an electrical activity line and wonder what it meant?  Surely nothing useful could be extracted from such a confusing thing. However, over the last 30 years, it has been found that much information can be gleaned by deciphering this activity. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, recently began decoding brain activity while monkeys reached and moved around an obstacle to...

Brain Functions During Visual Searches Revealed
2012-07-17 09:10:02

You're headed out the door and you realize you don't have your car keys. After a few minutes of rifling through pockets, checking the seat cushions and scanning the coffee table, you find the familiar key ring and off you go. Easy enough, right? What you might not know is that the task that took you a couple seconds to complete is a task that computers —— despite decades of advancement and intricate calculations —— still can't perform as efficiently as humans: the...

2012-07-03 10:19:39

As each day passes, the pace of life seems to accelerate — demands on productivity continue ever upward and there is hardly ever a moment when we aren´t, in some way, in touch with our family, friends, or coworkers. While moments for reflection may be hard to come by, a new article suggests that the long-lost art of introspection –even daydreaming – may be an increasingly valuable part of life. In the article, published in the July issue of Perspectives on...

2012-06-28 20:29:37

Our eyes don´t just take in the world around us, they can also reflect our emotional state, influence our memories, and provide clues about the way we think. Here is some of the latest research from the journals Psychological Science and Current Directions in Psychological Science in which scientists show there´s much more to the eyes than people might think. Pupil Dilation Reflects the Creation and Retrieval of Memories Many people know that our pupils shrink when our eyes...

2012-06-27 10:28:24

Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of electrical signals. Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given researchers unprecedented insight into the physical processes under-lying thoughts. For example, researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or...

2012-06-25 20:51:17

A team of researchers led by an epidemiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and University of Iceland has found a correlation between the age at which children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) begin taking medication, and how well they perform on standardized tests, particularly in math. The study, titled, "A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in Children," appears in the July, 2012, edition of Pediatrics, and can be...

Patience And Self Control Illustrated In Brain Imaging
2012-06-19 09:04:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Not taking a piece of chocolate cake is easy during the first ten minutes. However, trying to not take a piece of that same cake after 30 minutes is even more difficult. The reasoning behind this challenge is described in a new research project focused on patience and self-control. Scientists from the University of Iowa (UI) recently revealed that they discovered what the brain looks like when a person loses patience and self control with fMRI images. In...


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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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