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2014-08-06 23:02:48

Brain Sentry Impact Sensors Help Coaches Identify Players Who Lead with Their Helmet Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Brain Sentry Impact Counter Plus™, an innovative helmet-mounted device that alerts when an athlete suffers a rapid – and potentially dangerous – acceleration of the head, will be distributed by Bolt Athletics, a full service, one-stop shop, specializing in team uniforms and equipment. Located in the bustling I-95 corridor connecting Washington DC and Baltimore,...

eye hand coordination
2014-08-05 03:30:55

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Research helps understand how brain systems interact to carry out cognitive processes People not only use their eyes to see, but also to move. It takes less than a fraction of a second to execute the loop that travels from the brain to the eyes, and then to the hands and/or arms. Bijan Pesaran is trying to figure out what occurs in the brain during this process. "Eye-hand coordination is the result of a complex interplay between two systems...

2014-08-04 12:52:44

Harvard University Study shows that mice can identify specific odors amid complex olfactory environments For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death. Exactly how animals separate objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information, however, remains largely unknown. Even the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, and how differences between scents might affect the...

stress and mental illness
2014-08-02 05:31:14

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People suffer from stress under a litany of situations. Some situations are temporarily stressful and then dissipate while others lead to long-term psychological problems including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It seems that more people these days suffer from the consequences of stress, which leads to many studies about the mental illness. In one study completed by Duke University, the study's senior author Dr. Kafui...

2014-08-01 23:07:34

In her new role, Sharon will focus on advocating for and supporting MSA families as well as on educating healthcare professionals unfamiliar with this rare neurological disorder. La Coste, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to serving patients, caregivers and families affected by the neurological disorder Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), announced the appointment of Sharon Kramer Sutton of La Coste, TX to...

2014-07-31 23:17:56

In his new role, Dr. Kellerman will be representing the needs of current caregivers as well as focusing on educating healthcare professionals unfamiliar with this rare neurological disorder. New London, IA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to serving patients, caregivers and families affected by the neurological disorder Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), announced the appointment of Dr. Larry Kellerman of New...

2014-07-31 16:29:24

AZ-002 Phase 2a Study in Patients with Epilepsy Planned for Second Half of 2014 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA) today provided an update on its pipeline and new product development efforts. In the second half of 2014, Alexza expects to initiate a Phase 2a study of AZ-002 (Staccato(®) alprazolam), which is being developed for the management of patients with acute repetitive seizures. Additionally, Alexza has...

television brainwaves
2014-07-31 04:42:59

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study conducted at the City College of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Georgia Tech looks to have found a highly reliable way to predict audience reaction to TV shows and commercials. The method involves studying the brainwaves of only a few individuals as they watch the content. According to the researchers, these observations of brain activity reflect with considerable accuracy how larger audiences will respond to the same...

2014-07-30 10:23:14

Salk Institute Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These waves are called gamma oscillations and they reflect a symphony of cells—both excitatory and inhibitory—playing together in an orchestrated way. Though their role has been debated, gamma waves...

2014-07-28 23:01:13

Introducing Updated Version of The Brain Health Guide with the Latest Brain Health Tips Madison, WI (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, makers of the nation’s leading memory supplement Prevagen®, is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of The Brain Health Guide, written by company president and co-founder Mark Underwood. The Brain Health Guide is a unique resource for cognitive health information, offering useful techniques for readers to improve memory and...


Latest Brain Reference Libraries

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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