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Neuroscientists Push Back On Brain Game Claims

Neuroscientists Push Back On Brain Game Claims

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Companies like Lumosity and Cogmed market digital brain games as a way to boost mental fitness while having fun, but a group of neuroscientists said the claims made by these companies aren't...

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2014-10-24 08:26:43

Findings Have Important Implications in the Treatment of Central Nervous System Diseases and Injury ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: RGRX) ("the Company" or "RegeneRx") today reported on data presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease in Rome, Italy. "When thymosin beta 4 (TB4) linked with rhodamine (a fluorescent tracer dye) was injected into the peritoneal cavity in a rodent model of...

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...

Brain networks
2014-10-20 05:23:27

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The discovery of hidden signs of consciousness in vegetative-state patients could help doctors determine if people are aware even if they appear to be unresponsive, according to research published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. According to BBC News health reporter Smitha Mundasad, doctors typically consider patients who have suffered severe brain trauma to be unaware of their surroundings, even if they appear to be awake....

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...

fruit fly nose
2014-10-17 03:00:21

Provided by Jacqui Bealing, University of Sussex A fly’s sense of smell could be used in new technology to detect drugs and bombs, new University of Sussex research has found. Brain scientist Professor Thomas Nowotny was surprised to find that the ‘nose’ of fruit flies can identify odors from illicit drugs and explosive substances almost as accurately as wine odor, which the insects are naturally attracted to because it smells like their favorite food, fermenting fruit....

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...

What Happens To Your Brain During Down Time?
2014-10-13 03:06:14

Provided by Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation For many years, the focus of brain mapping was to examine changes in the brain that occur when people are attentively engaged in an activity. No one spent much time thinking about what happens to the brain when people are doing very little. But Marcus Raichle, a professor of radiology, neurology, neurobiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has done just that. In the 1990s, he and his colleagues...

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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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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