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Mental Rest And Reflection Boost Learning Study Suggests

Mental Rest And Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Provided by The University of Texas at Austin A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost...

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2014-10-20 23:05:39

The CHANGE film sequel, produced by Ilchi Lee and ChangeYourEnergy.com, plumbs deeper into the soul with ideas about greatness, divinity and human purpose. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ilchi Lee's latest film, “CHANGE: The Brain and Divinity,” was met with warm applause at a Red Carpet Event at the Sedona Creative Life Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014, where nearly 200 people gathered. The film, which is a sequel to last year’s “CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect,” explores the...

2014-10-19 23:00:34

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Partial Seizure – Pipeline Review, H2 2014” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Tinnitus’s therapeutic pipeline. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Partial Seizure, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest...

2014-10-14 20:23:21

Seattle and Spokane Host Conferences SEATTLE, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces two regional conferences in November celebrating National November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The conferences will be held in Seattle, WA and Spokane, WA, and are free and open to the public. The conference in Seattle will be on Saturday, November 8 at the Wright Auditorium at Seattle Children's Hospital from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Keynote speaker, Dr....

2014-10-14 12:29:16

TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $29 million to the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which is dedicated to furthering translational research and investigating new treatments for patients with rare diseases. The RDCRN focuses on facilitating collaboration, study enrollment and data sharing among rare disease researchers, and is comprised of 22 consortia with representatives from 98 patient...

2014-10-09 23:12:50

Brain State Technologies announces the publication of new scientific paper in Frontiers in Psychology Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Brain State Technologies LLC, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce the publication of a scientific paper that proposes an advanced explanation of how traumatic stress can affect health and behavior. The paper suggests that many of the difficulties faced by individuals who have experienced stress or trauma may be related to...

human-pet relationship
2014-10-07 03:45:28

Provided by Noah Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital fMRI identifies differences in response of mothers' brains to images of their child and their dog It has become common for people who have pets to refer to themselves as “pet parents,” but how closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship? A small study from a group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex...

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2014-10-07 05:54:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Numerous studies have shown that yoga and meditation are good for your physical and mental health, helping with everything from stress to bipolar disorder to lung function in COPD patients. A new study, from the University of Minnesota, shows that long-term practice of yoga and meditation can help someone learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little to no experience with yoga or meditation....

2014-10-06 12:29:30

Grant to establish interdisciplinary consortium recognizes power of synapse diversity studies to change the landscape of biomedical research SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, in a project led by Stephen Smith, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, has been awarded an $8.7 million, five-year Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead the creation of a publicly accessible model of synapse populations in mouse and...

curiosity helps memory
2014-10-06 08:56:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Want to know how you can learn information more easily? Is your curiosity piqued? According to a new study in the journal Neuron, arousing a person’s curiosity can help them to remember something they may not be particularly interested in. "Our findings potentially have far-reaching implications for the public because they reveal insights into how a form of intrinsic motivation—curiosity—affects memory. These findings suggest...

2014-10-02 23:06:08

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory received a grant from the National Instituted of Health to develop an electrode array system in support of President Obama's BRAIN Initiative. The system is being designed to record and stimulate neurons to provide a better understanding of how the human brain works. Livermore, California (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode...


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Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.