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2012-12-22 05:02:39

Brain Spade developers build unique brain training content to challenge baby boomers, young adults and more. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 BrainSpade.com, a new consumer brain health application from The Rowing Team, LLC, will launch in mid-January 2013. After months of intense development and a collaborative effort from designers across the globe, Brain Spade is set to deliver valuable brain health information and offer unique brain games, brain teasers and personal challenges....

IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...

2012-11-12 08:25:21

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Empathy Lab, a suburban Philadelphia digital agency focused on driving breakthrough innovations across web, mobile, tablet and smart TV for Fortune 500 and fast-growth organizations around the world, will share its knowledge and expertise on TV Everywhere at one of the nation's leading conferences for digital thought leadership - Digital Hollywood NYC 2012. Empathy Lab and guest Bob Greene, Managing Director of Online Entertainment for...

2012-11-09 11:10:26

Researchers supported by the Wellcome Trust have discovered that we use a different part of our brain to learn about social hierarchies than we do to learn ordinary information. The study provides clues as to how this information is stored in memory and also reveals that you can tell a lot about how good somebody is likely to be at judging social rank by looking at the structure of their brain. Primates (and people) are remarkably good at ranking each other within social hierarchies, a...

New Sound Device Teaches Blind People To See
2012-11-08 08:57:31

[WATCH VIDEO: Examples of Visual Stimuli Used in SSD Training] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been long believed that blindness in early infanthood makes sight restoration later in life next to impossible as the brain´s visual cortex has been deprived of visual information. But some researchers have shown that blind people, even those with lifelong blindness, can learn to process visual input using sound. Working from the Hebrew University of...

2012-11-08 04:22:34

NICE, France, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David O. Wiebers, a world leader in neuroscience (with the support of other world leaders in neuroscience) today announced the advancement of the Theory of Reality (TOR), a comprehensive new theory regarding the nature of consciousness and the nature of the universe (which are interwoven), the release of a book entitled "Theory of Reality: Evidence for Existence Beyond the Brain and Tools for Your Journey," and the launch of TOR Group, and TOR...

2012-11-02 14:33:03

UC Santa Barbara has reported an important discovery in the interdisciplinary study of split-brain research. The findings uncover dynamic changes in brain coordination patterns between left and right hemispheres. Split-brain research has been conducted for decades, and scientists have long ago shown that language processing is largely located in the left side of the brain. When words appear only in the left visual field —— an area processed by the right side of the brain...

2012-10-24 23:42:22

A team of neuroscientists have proposed a new and potentially revolutionary way of determining the neuronal connectivity (the "connectome") of the whole brain of the mouse, in an essay published October 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology. The team, led by Professor Anthony Zador, Ph.D. of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, aims to provide a comprehensive account of neural connectivity. At present the only method for obtaining this information with high precision relies on examining...

Dogs Catch Yawns, But Young Puppies Can’t
2012-10-24 09:01:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yawns are contagious, but only for some! Previous research has found that man´s best friend is able to catch yawns from its owner. New research has taken the study a step further, showing that while dogs can catch yawns from humans, young puppies do not have the ability to do so. The new study found that, although dogs are vulnerable to contagious yawning, those under the age of seven months are immune to the yawn contagion....

2012-10-08 13:55:02

Hate the Lakers? Do the Celtics make you want to hurl? Whether you like someone can affect how your brain processes their actions, according to new research from the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC. Most of the time, watching someone else move causes a 'mirroring' effect — that is, the parts of our brains responsible for motor skills are activated by watching someone else in action. But a study by USC researchers appearing Oct. 5 in PLOS ONE shows that whether or not you...