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2009-09-29 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (http://www.jedimindinc.com) announced today that their first game has been developed and is now moving to BETA testing. The game is a simple "proof of concept" game in the prototype phase. Once BETA testing is complete, the game will be available to the public. The Company will announce a launch date only after this testing is complete. Jedi Mind, Inc. took the approach to develop a very simple game...

2009-09-20 13:19:14

Research gives insight into possible rehabilitation of some patients Scientists have found that some individuals in the vegetative and minimally conscious states, despite lacking the means of reporting awareness themselves, can learn and thereby demonstrate at least a partial consciousness. Their findings are reported in today's (September 20) online edition of Nature Neuroscience. It is the first time that scientists have tested whether patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states...

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2009-09-14 15:21:53

Some animals may be able to reflect upon their states of mind J. David Smith, Ph.D., a comparative psychologist at the University at Buffalo who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition, says there is growing evidence that animals share functional parallels with human conscious metacognition -- that is, they may share humans' ability to reflect upon, monitor or regulate their states of mind. Smith makes this conclusion in an article published the September issue of the journal...

2009-09-14 08:35:39

A new understanding of how anesthesia and anesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain opens the door to possible new future treatments of various states of loss of consciousness, such as reversible coma, according to Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists. In an article published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists, Marshall Devor, the Cecile and Seymour Alpert Professor of Pain Research, graduate student Ruth Abulafia and research associate Dr. Vladimir Zalkind describe...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (http://www.jedimindinc.com) announced today that the company has been selected to ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketplace Site in Times Square in New York on September 30, 2009. Jedi Mind will also be a presenter at RedChip Companies New York Equities Conference September 30th through October 1, 2009. The conference will feature presentations and a Q and A session. Jedi Mind will use this...

2009-09-01 13:44:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (http://www.jedimindinc.com) announced today that their Medical Division is now working on a number of medical applications for patients in wheelchairs. An estimated 1.6 million Americans residing outside of institutions use wheelchairs, according to data from the National Health Interview Survey on Disability (NHIS-D). Jedi Mind's Medical Division is seeking to develop software application that is...

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2009-08-30 13:10:00

Finding could offer insight into autism and other disorders In a finding that sheds new light on the neural mechanisms involved in social behavior, neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have pinpointed the brain structure responsible for our sense of personal space. The discovery, described in the August 30 issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, could offer insight into autism and other disorders where social distance is an issue. The structure, the...

2009-08-25 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Aug.( )25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (http://www.jedimindinc.com) -- Based on numerous investor enquiries, CEO Brent Fouch commented this morning on recent stock price and volume action of Jedi Mind, Inc. stock since last Friday. "We recently announced that a Medical Applications Division is being started up within our company. The response has been unbelievable in the marketplace and I think this is due to the developments regarding our...

2009-08-05 09:06:46

When you feel you are being touched, usually someone or something is physically touching you and you perceive that your "self" is located in the same place as your body. In new research published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, neuroscientists at the Ecole Polytechnique F©d©rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, investigated the relationship between bodily self-consciousness and the way touch stimuli are spatially represented in humans. They found that sensations...

2009-07-28 09:39:55

 It is widely known that the brain perceives information before it reaches a person's awareness. But until now, there was little way to determine what specific mental tasks were taking place prior to the point of conscious awareness.That has changed with the findings of scientists at Rutgers University in Newark and the University of California, Los Angeles who have developed a highly accurate way to peer into the brain to uncover a person's mental state and what sort of information is...