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Colors And Shapes Can Be Heard By The Blind: Study
2014-03-11 06:52:16

[ Watch the Video: EyeMusic Live Demo at AIPAC ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Normally, people perceive colors and shapes visually, but what if you could "hear" them? A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), colors and shapes can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. Prof. Amir Amedi, of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Institute for Medical Research...

2014-02-24 23:29:32

Joseph LeDoux of NYU, brain scientists and philosophers jam about the mind; acclaimed magician Mark Mitton ignites magic. The Bowery Electric has plenty of beers for brain science in Shift Communication's 1st Benefit Concert in New York City March 13, 2014 at 8 pm. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 What's one of the least likely, and coolest, places to hang with your professor during Brain Awareness Week? At The Bowery Electric, where Shift Communication's first benefit...

Brain Simulation, Big Data, And A New Computing Paradigm
2014-02-17 04:37:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are combining experimental data with the core principles of brain organization in order to create a detailed computer model which will allow them to conduct supercomputer-based simulations of the brain’s inner workings. “Brain simulation allows measurements and manipulations impossible in the lab, opening the road to a new kind of in silico...

Cognitive Performance In Older Adults Improved With Nutritional Supplement
2014-02-07 12:24:26

University of South Florida NT-020, a proprietary supplement including blueberries and green tea, improved cognitive processing speed in clinical trial participants without impaired memory Declines in the underlying brain skills needed to think, remember and learn are normal in aging. In fact, this cognitive decline is a fact of life for most older Americans. Therapies to improve the cognitive health of older adults are critically important for lessening declines in mental...

2014-01-31 23:33:46

Exact Market has released a new best practices document that helps business leaders “get in the heads” of their consumers. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Exact Market, the Silicon Valley-based marketing firm, has unveiled its most recent business self-improvement guide. This game-changing new approach to customer service is unprecedented because it does not focus only on damage control, but offers ways for businesses to provide evolving, proactive customer care. Entitled “What’s Going...

2014-01-27 14:51:38

'Social' groups form a discrete category in the brain For our brain, animate and inanimate objects belong to different categories and any information about them is stored and processed by different networks. A study by Raffaella Rumiati from SISSA, Andrea Carnaghi from the University of Trieste, and others shows that there is also another category that is functionally distinct from the others, namely, the category of "social" groups. The study has just been published in the scientific...

2014-01-18 23:02:17

Announcing a New Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS) New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Dr. Stephen M. Rao, the Ralph and Luci Schey Chair and Director of the Schey Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at Cleveland Clinic, has begun his tenure as the Editor-in-Chief of JINS. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Neuropsychological Society, JINS publishes empirically-based articles covering all areas of...

Older Adults See Long-Lasting Cognitive Benefits From Brain Training
2014-01-13 10:57:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers has found that older adults can experience decade-long cognitive benefits from as few as ten mental training sessions. The study, which was published on Monday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, also found that additional ‘booster’ sessions could further increase participants’ gains in reasoning ability and speed for processing information. "Showing that training...

Do Brain Training Games Work
2014-01-02 14:28:29

[ Watch the Video: Brain Training - Does It Really Work? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apps for 'brain training' claim to use games or tasks as a way of enhancing cognitive abilities. However, a new study the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that these games may only improve a person’s capacity to perform the specific training task and lack evidence that this skill translates to other cognitive abilities. Study researchers looked specifically at a brain...

2013-12-20 13:35:08

Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format. Now, research into some of the fundamental ways the brain accepts information and tags it could lead to new, more effective ways for people to learn a second language. Tests have shown that the human brain uses the same neuron system to see an action and to understand an action described in language. Researchers at...


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