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2013-07-10 16:00:50

Recent findings force scientists to rethink the rules of neuroimaging Is there a brain area for mind-wandering? For religious experience? For reorienting attention? A recent study casts serious doubt on the evidence for these ideas, and rewrites the rules for neuroimaging. Brain mapping experiments attempt to identify the cognitive functions associated with discrete cortical regions. They generally rely on a method known as "cognitive subtraction." However, recent research reveals a...

2013-07-09 23:24:45

Yes, brain fitness games can improve performance on the cognitive tasks engaged. The big question is whether or not taking a brain test again and again, and improving one’s score in brain games, indicates a real life improvement in cognitive skills? Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: “People need cognitive skills to function and to survive in real life… and not in a test tube or the lab. It’s all about developing multiple cognitive skills in...

Seeing With Your Ears
2013-07-09 05:51:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new device that trains the brain to convert sounds into images could someday be used as a non-invasive treatment for blind and partially sighted people, according to researchers at the University of Bath. Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) aim to compensate for the loss of a sensory modality, typically vision, by converting information from the lost modality into stimuli in a remaining modality. The device in the current...

2013-07-03 15:09:37

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to severe cognitive impairment as the disease progresses. Researchers in Italy have found that patients with high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels. Their results are published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. MS is a progressive immunologic brain disorder with neuropsychological...

2013-06-26 13:48:39

FINDINGS: UCLA researchers have found that older adults who regularly used a brain-fitness program on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The UCLA team studied 69 dementia-free participants, with an average age of 82, who were recruited from retirement communities in Southern California. The participants played a computerized brain-fitness program called Dakim BrainFitness, which trains individuals through more than 400 exercises in the areas of...

2013-06-25 23:31:57

Train the brain and develop cognitive and social skills with 21 Ninja intelligence game. Challenge the computer or your friends to play this free game for kids and adults. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: "21 Ninja is an intelligence game for hours of fun, brain fitness, and development of cognitive skills and social skills. You can play against the computer as your playmate or challenge a friend in a game for two. Game is fun to play, and...

2013-06-20 23:18:35

Every human on this planet needs cognitive skills to function and survive, but no one teaches them in school. Cognitions Bridge suite of intelligence games are now offered online in over 130 countries as a cost effective solution for brain fitness and cognitive skills development. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet Studios, said: “The launch of the website is to empower children and adults with skills of the 21st Century global economy and to educate them in...

2013-06-19 23:26:48

The CogniFit brain fitness website is now available in 13 languages and in more than 70 countries. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain fitness and online brain exercises, announces the release of its online brain training website in Turkish, offering its cognitive programs to over 60 million native Turkish. CogniFit offers now its scientifically validated brain exercises website in more than 70 countries and in 13 different languages...

Mind Over Matter: 2045 Initiative
2013-06-17 04:56:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov announced a new project aimed at trying to make our minds immortal. Itskov invited scientists out to an event called Global Future 2045 at Lincoln Center in the New York City to discuss how to take a brain from a human body and implant it into a computer in order to help the mind live longer. The millionaire has ambitious goals to try and transplant these brains into a machine by 2045....


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