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2012-12-01 05:02:14

Seattle back pain specialists at the Belltown Spine and Wellness Center recommend caution when performing these activities during the busy holiday season. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Back pain is a common problem for many during the holiday season. If coupled with the common stresses of the holidays, the onset of severe back-pain can spell an early end to your festivities. However, we need not despair, for the causes of back-pain are easily recognizable. The Seattle back pain...

What Are The Functions Of Human Consciousness
2012-11-15 05:51:40

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Who would have ever thought we could solve math equations in our sleep? Well, maybe our level of unconsciousness might have to be a bit more elevated but researchers from the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have found that we can actually read words and phrases or even solve multi-step mathematical problems without our having been consciously aware of them. The team, headed by Dr. Ran Hassin, along with...

Brain Scans Show Some Head Trauma Patients Are Still Aware
2012-11-14 05:47:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alex Seaman is 20 years old, and for the last year and a half, he's been a patient at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. He is awake and even has his eyes open at times, but Alex has no apparent awareness and is unable to talk or respond with his body. Alex suffered a severe head injury last April. He had been out celebrating a friend's 18th birthday and missed his bus stop. The bus was still moving when he jumped off and hit...

Pain Killers Could Be Tested On Humans
2012-11-09 05:22:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are many experiments in which an analog works just fine. After all, popular television show Mythbusters wouldn´t be where it is today without their willingness to put a dummy or a slab of bacon in harm´s way to conduct particularly dangerous experiments. To test the way the body reacts to sudden shock or any manner of ballistics, a half pig often does the trick. However, there are some experiments and studies...

Human Brain Can Only Process So Much Information At Once
2012-10-31 05:07:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even the most intelligent, complex brains can be taken by a swindler's story, a new study from Case Western Reserve University shows, even stories that prove false upon a second look. The new study, published online in the journal NeuroImage, reveals that when the brain fires up the network of neurons that allows a person to empathize, the network used for analysis is suppressed. Our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action...

Spatial Perception Influenced By Fear
2012-10-29 05:41:33

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When it comes to providing an objective account of the world around us, the human brain can be a notoriously inaccurate and biased reporter. Scholarly literature in the fields of psychology and neuroscience are full of studies that demonstrate how the brain 'fudges' the picture of reality with which it presents our conscious mind, often favoring a useful or convenient interpretation of our surroundings over a strictly accurate one....

ESP May Be Physical Instead Of Mental
2012-10-24 12:08:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you ever feel like you just have a really good feeling about something happening? Well, according to a new study, you actually may be predicting the future. Scientists wrote in the current edition of Frontiers in Perception Science that our bodies are able to anticipate the near future. The team already knew that our subconscious minds know more than our conscious minds, and physiological measures of subconscious arousal show up...

2012-10-23 14:06:20

New Northwestern analysis focuses on 'pre-feelings' and ability to anticipate the near future Wouldn't it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there's no clue about what those events will be? Presentiment without any external clues may, in fact, exist, according to new Northwestern University research that analyzes the results of 26 studies published between 1978 and 2010. Researchers already know that our subconscious...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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