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2010-06-25 15:05:48

How we feel about people and events is affected by what we feel physically Psychologists report this week in the journal Science that interpersonal interactions can be shaped, profoundly yet unconsciously, by the physical attributes of incidental objects: Resumes reviewed on a heavy clipboard are judged to be more substantive, while a negotiator seated in a soft chair is less likely to drive a hard bargain. The research was conducted by psychologists at Harvard University, the Massachusetts...

2010-05-27 07:15:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter received by Stanley I. Brookoff - the author of the new novel HYPERSPACE (published by AuthorHouse) - from noted French obstetrician, Frederick Leboyer, Dr. Leboyer wrote: "The mistreatment of the New-born is still, practically EVERYWHERE all over the world as criminal as ever." And what does Mr. Brookoff contend is the end result? Unimagined suffering of individuals, teen suicides, or a personality like Jason in HYPERSPACE. Perhaps the...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (www.jedimindinc.com), developers of thought-controlled software applications, announces the completion of the "Jedi Mouse," the revolutionary software application which allows the user to navigate the computer, click and double click to open programs, compose email and send with the power of their mind. The application can be used by anyone, but is especially beneficial to people with disabilities that...

2010-03-17 13:05:00

CARDIFF, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: JEDM) (www.jedimindinc.com), developers of thought-controlled software applications, announces the demonstration video of the "Jedi Mouse" application can now be viewed on You Tube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uZWV-Nf9tk . The Company is in the process of producing a professional quality video, but wanted to share this breakthrough application with shareholders as soon as...

2010-03-12 06:55:00

MIAMI, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When Katherine Bigelow's The Hurt Locker won for "Best Picture," many believed that James Cameron's Avatar had been robbed. Speculation focused on Oscar politics and the directors' ill-fated marriage. But noted psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Fine says the reason is simpler: Avatar didn't win because the Academy missed the movie's deeper meaning and chose a "real life" film instead. Those who've argued that Avatar mimics Dances With Wolves or Pocahontas prove Dr....

2010-03-04 16:42:13

A new EEG study conducted on college students at American University found they could more highly activate the default mode network, a suggested natural "ground state" of the brain, during their practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. This three-month randomized control study is published in a special issue of Cognitive Processing dedicated to the Neuroscience of Meditation and Consciousness, Volume 11, Number 1, February, 2010. Specifically, the study found the TM technique:...

2010-01-27 16:48:05

MADISON, Wis. -- The brains of people under anesthesia respond to stimuli as they do in the deepest part of sleep "“ lending credence to a developing theory of consciousness and suggesting a new method to assess loss of consciousness in conditions such as coma. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, led by brain researcher Fabio Ferrarelli, reported their findings in this week's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The...

2010-01-14 18:24:52

Weizmann Institute scientists find a burst of neural activity at the transition between not seeing and seeing, revealing a clear threshold that must be crossed for perception to occur. How do the visual images we experience, which have no tangible existence, arise out of physical processes in the brain? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science provided evidence, for the first time, that an "Ëœignition' of intense neural activity underlies the experience of seeing. In...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (www.jedimindinc.com) Jedi Mind, Inc. was in high demand at this year's Consumer Electronics Show trade show in Las Vegas. The Company was requested to conduct many interviews with major media organizations during the 3 day event. Among the media outlets we granted interview requests to were Tech Close Up TV, with Mark Albertson. Additionally, we have been invited to appear as guests for several programs...

2009-12-24 16:23:00

HOLLYWOOD, CA, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The Political Film Society in Hollywood has nominated the feature film "Punctured Hope" for two awards in the categories of 'best film expose' and 'best film on human rights' of 2009. The Political Film Society, founded by Professor Emeritus/Writer Michael Haas, was formed in 1986 to honor outstanding films that raise the political consciousness of the film viewing public. The Political Film Society exists to recognize outstanding achievement in...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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