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2012-02-14 11:07:08

Findings suggest simple methods to detect consciousness may bypass patients who can communicate, but not in recognizable ways By employing complex machine learning techniques to decipher repeated advanced brain scans, researchers at New York“‘Presbyterian/Weill Cornell were able to provide evidence that a patient with a severe brain injury could, in her way, communicate accurately. Their study, published in the Feb. 13 issue of the Archives of Neurology, demonstrates how...

2012-02-10 18:32:17

Mathematical model reveals system of compensating for reduced cellular energy A distinctive pattern of brain activity associated with conditions including deep anesthesia, coma and congenital brain disorders appears to represent the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy. A mathematical model developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team accurately predicts and explains for the first time how the condition...

2012-02-10 00:05:21

Study shows those who practice tasks after mastering them exert less energy, becoming more efficient Whether you are an athlete, a musician or a stroke patient learning to walk again, practice can make perfect, but more practice may make you more efficient, according to a surprising new University of Colorado Boulder study. The study, led by CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Alaa Ahmed, looked at how test subjects learned particular arm-reaching movements using a robotic arm. The results...

2012-02-01 15:31:00

For Bradley Duchaine, there is definitely more than meets the eye where faces are concerned. With colleagues at Birkbeck College in the University of London, he is investigating the process of facial recognition, seeking to understand the complexity of what is actually taking place in the brain when one person looks at another. His studies target people who display an inability to recognize faces, a condition long known as prosopagnosia. Duchaine is trying to understand the neural basis...

Image 1 - Device Could One Day Read Your Mind By Decoding Brain Waves
2012-02-01 09:42:19

[ Watch the Video ] Have you ever imagined taking on the role of Spock in the popular Star Trek shows and films, using your mind melding abilities to read the thoughts of others. Well that could one day become a reality, in a roundabout way. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco, have demonstrated a new method to reconstruct words, based on signals from the brains of patients thinking of those words. While it is a far cry from...

2012-02-01 00:53:37

Scientists have now discovered how different brain regions cooperate during short-term memory Holding information within one´s memory for a short while is a seemingly simple and everyday task. We use our short-term memory when remembering a new telephone number if there is nothing to write at hand, or to find the beautiful dress inside the store that we were just admiring in the shopping window. Yet, despite the apparent simplicity of these actions, short-term memory is a complex...

2011-12-23 08:00:00

The Drake Institute announces an Autism Breakthrough. Advanced neurofeedback treatment protocols are derived from an analysis of the patient's quantitative EEG brainmap. As many as 19 areas of the brain can be treated simultaneously to create more functional connections in the brain to improve social communication, language, and emotional stability. Irvine, California (PRWEB) December 23, 2011 The Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in southern California has applied a new...

2011-12-20 18:09:12

TAU study finds anxiety-ridden individuals are less sensitive to their environments Anxious people have long been classified as "hypersensitive" – they're thought to be more fearful and feel threatened more easily than their counterparts. But new research from Tel Aviv University shows that the anxious may not be hypersensitive at all – in fact, they may not be sensitive enough. As part of a study on how the brain processes fear in anxious and non-anxious individuals, Tahl...

Tapping The Brain Orchestra
2011-12-12 05:28:54

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) have developed a new method for detailed analyses of electrical activity in the brain. The method, recently published in Neuron, can help doctors and researcher to better interpret brain cell signals. In turn, this may lead to considerable steps forward in terms of interpreting for example EEG measurements, making diagnoses and treatment of various brain illnesses. Researchers and doctors have been measuring and interpreting...

2011-12-11 06:09:46

New research published Dec. 9 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise. Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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