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2012-05-09 21:13:21

In 1619, the pioneering astronomer Johannes Kepler published Harmonices Mundi in which he analyzed data on the movement of planets and asserted that the laws of nature governing the movements of planets show features of harmonic relationships in music. In so doing, Kepler provided important support for the, then controversial, model of the universe proposed by Copernicus. In the latest issue of Biological Psychiatry, researchers at the University of California in San Diego suggest that...

2012-05-07 11:06:57

Brain networks may avoid traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University of Tübingen have learned. "Many neurological and psychiatric conditions are likely to involve problems with signaling in brain networks," says co-author Maurizio Corbetta, MD, the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology at...

2012-04-26 02:28:52

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Galenea Corp., a leader in the rapidly emerging field of synaptic transmission, today announced that The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) will provide $6 million in an equity investment to support the development of Galenea's innovative pro-cognitive discovery program and the selection of a clinical candidate for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The funding is expected to advance the therapeutic...

2012-04-25 10:23:26

Excess brain electrical activity at night can impair learning and development, even in children without known epilepsy BOSTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children with developmental delay or autism may have unrecognized epilepsy-like brain activity during sleep, report researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. These nighttime electrical spikes, detectable only on EEGs, occur even in some children without known epilepsy and appear to result from early strokes or other...

2012-04-20 12:10:08

New technology bypasses spinal cord and delivers electrical signals from brain directly to muscles A new Northwestern Medicine brain-machine technology delivers messages from the brain directly to the muscles -- bypassing the spinal cord -- to enable voluntary and complex movement of a paralyzed hand. The device could eventually be tested on, and perhaps aid, paralyzed patients. "We are eavesdropping on the natural electrical signals from the brain that tell the arm and hand how to...

2012-04-11 09:28:30

Patients with 'pseudo-seizures' often misdiagnosed Based on their clinical experience and observations, a team of Johns Hopkins physicians and psychologists say that more than one-third of the patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital's inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit for treatment of intractable seizures have been discovered to have stress-triggered symptoms rather than a true seizure disorder. These patients – returning war veterans, mothers in child-custody battles and...

2012-04-09 06:24:16

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The double-blind study, conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist Hospital Research Center, applied Brain State Technologies® Brainwave Optimization techniques to several groups of participants. After the initial study, Lee Gerdes, the founder of Brain State, requested that researchers run the experiment again on the placebo group, to ensure that all the study participants were able to experience the benefits of the sleep-improving technology. The...

2012-03-28 23:04:18

Belkasoft develops a software toolkit, adapting commercially available brain activity analysis hardware for solving criminal cases. The new product, Belkasoft Mind Analyzer, enables the acquisition of human faces by capturing fMRI data generated by human brain cells. A dedicated facial recognition engine allows reliable identification of acquired faces against a pre-filled database, while the optional Identikit module allows building convincing facial composites. The tool runs in conjunction...

2012-03-21 15:24:23

Scientists from Tuebingen discovered new functions of brain regions that are responsible for seeing movement When observing a fly buzzing around the room, we should have the impression that it is not the fly, but rather the space that lies behind it that is moving. After all, the fly is always fixed in our central point of view. But how does the brain convey the impression of a fly in motion in a motionless field? With the help of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scientists...

2012-03-16 16:51:11

Infants' faces evoke species-specific patterns of brain activity in adults Distinct patterns of activity–which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants-- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face–even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan. Seeing images of infant faces appeared to activate in the adult's brains circuits that reflect preparation...