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Visual Awareness Improved Through Rhythmic Oscillations In Brain
2012-08-29 15:40:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rhythmic oscillations in the brain provide heightened visual awareness that, when controlled, could help improve visual processing in critical environments such as air traffic control towers and nuclear power plants, according to a new study by the Beckman Institute. Using periodic visual stimuli and electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, the researchers found they could precisely time the brain´s natural oscillations to...

2012-08-20 22:21:40

Findings published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Research has found that declines in temporal information processing (TIP), the rate at which auditory information is processed, underlies the progressive loss of function across multiple cognitive systems in the elderly, including new learning, memory, perception, attention, thinking, motor control, problem solving, and concept formation. In a new study, scientists have found that elderly subjects who underwent temporal training...

Study Reveals Brain's Mysterious Switchboard Operator
2012-08-17 16:08:49

A mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival, Princeton University researchers have found. The researchers report in the journal Science that an area of our brain called the pulvinar regulates communication between clusters of brain cells as our brain focuses on the people and objects that need our attention. Like a switchboard operator, the...

2012-08-15 23:02:01

National Best-Selling Author, Dr. Edward Hallowell spoke recently at the Cape Cod Institute on his unique strength-based approach to ADHD. Eastham, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Speaking before a room full of educators, psychologist and counselors at the Cape Cod Institute, located at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Dr. Edward Hallowell one of the nation´s leading experts on ADHD, shared his unique approach on how to view the condition that is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral...

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...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin