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2014-04-04 12:33:59

Practicing your timing and rhythmicity can make you a more precise and stable golfer or soccer player. This is the result of findings from Umeå researcher Marius Sommer, who for four weeks has let experienced athletes perform specific rhythmic movements in time to a metronome. The results in his thesis show that improved motor timing of both female elite level soccer players and experienced male golfers leads to improved outcome accuracy, with associated changes in motor performance, as...

Brain's Inner Workings Revealed In Two New Nature Papers
2014-04-03 05:08:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the one-year anniversary of the formation of the BRAIN Initiative, researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science announced the publication of two new scientific papers: one detailing the creation of a high-resolution blueprint of a prenatal human mind, and another showing the wiring of a mouse brain. The 10 year, $100 million BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative was launched...

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is wired, providing a groundbreaking data resource and fresh insights into how the nervous system processes information. Their landmark paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature both...

2014-04-01 15:02:36

The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of neuroimaging, researchers at UC Davis, the University of Illinois and UCLA have found. People with the condition — fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — experience tremors, poor balance, cognitive impairments and Parkinsonism. The genetic...

2014-03-31 08:30:14

Temkin Group Will Award $2,500 To Individuals Who Submit Ideas For Raising Empathy Within Their Organizations WABAN, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Temkin Group announces the launch of its Amplify Empathy(TM) Challenge. To help organizations develop more empathy for their customers, Temkin Group has established a new website, www.AmplifyEmpathy.com, allowing people to share their ideas and best practices. To accelerate the sharing of ideas, Temkin Group will award $2,500 for the top...

2014-03-20 12:32:07

OXNARD, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multisensory Fitness Inc. announces a risk-free trial of SMART Play Pods. The free 30-day evaluation includes a wireless technology SMART Play Pod system with six completely portable targets for easy set up on the go. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/LA87081 Designed for early childhood education and child care programs, SMART Play Pods combine the fun and feedback of interactive technology with active group play and multisensory...

2014-03-13 23:02:41

“The Cognitive Therapeutics Method: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Slowing the Cognitive and Functional Decline Associated with Dementia” is a comprehensive and well-researched volume relevant for every scholar, clinician, researcher and geriatric care provider with an interest in Neurocognitive Disorder. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Led by neuropsychologist and Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky, a team of cognition experts...

2014-03-13 08:32:51

Empathy with the client becomes child's play according to new "Internet of Things" research from Sogeti's global trend lab VINT. DAYTON, Ohio, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VINT, the trend lab of Sogeti, a leading provider of technology and software testing, today presents its second Internet of Things research report. Entitled Empathic Things, this study looks at the internet in, on, and around the human body, and the impact for people and companies. VINT presents six categories of...

2014-03-12 23:28:49

The Neuroscience community can earn continuing medical education (CME) credits at the free online conference and benefit from real-time networking. YORBA LINDA, CALIF. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 BioConference Live has announced the official lineup of speakers for their upcoming virtual event, which includes a panel discussion on the BRAIN Initiative and many more high level speakers. The BioConference Live virtual neuroscience conference, slated for March 19-20, 2014, is an online event set...

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
2014-03-12 15:25:15

McGill University McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we've previously heard a tune Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor...


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