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Brain Scans Reveal Gray Matter Differences In Media

Brain Scans Reveal 'Gray Matter' Differences In Media Multitaskers

Jacqui Bealing, University of Sussex Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research. A study published September 24 in PLOS...

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2014-09-17 03:00:27

Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health System Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain...

2014-09-09 08:29:02

NYC start-up offers advertisers and creatives new brain-imaging tools to test content NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Producers of TV and online video advertisements, movies, trailers, and TV shows now have a new method to pre-test whether viewers will tune in or tune out, after Manhattan-based Neuromatters released Cognitive Capture, a tool based on the latest neuroscience research for measuring and predicting audience attention. And for once, this neuroscience technique...

2014-08-21 23:00:21

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program have found. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program have found. This could imply that humans are less...

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

University of Montreal The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show – multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives....

schizophrenia twilight zone
2014-08-19 02:30:56

Dan Gaffney, University of Sydney People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the finding by a University of Sydney research team is the first to illustrate the inability to initiate goal-directed behavior common in people with schizophrenia. The...

2014-08-08 11:16:03

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Study shows noticeable differences in brain function across the day Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers. The study, published online July 7th in the journal Psychology and Aging (ahead of print publication),...

2014-08-08 10:55:19

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers. Their technique, described today in the journal eLife, may aid efforts to help patients recover from spinal cord injuries and other disorders affecting spinal cord function, including multiple sclerosis. "We definitely hope that this work can...

2014-08-04 09:42:54

Vanderbilt University Issues of crime and punishment, vengeance and justice date back to the dawn of human history, but it is only in the last few years that scientists have begun exploring the basic nature of the complex neural processes in the brain that underlie these fundamental behaviors. Now a new brain imaging study – published online Aug. 3 by the journal Nature Neuroscience – has identified the brain mechanisms that underlie our judgment of how severely a person who has...

television brainwaves
2014-07-31 04:42:59

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study conducted at the City College of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Georgia Tech looks to have found a highly reliable way to predict audience reaction to TV shows and commercials. The method involves studying the brainwaves of only a few individuals as they watch the content. According to the researchers, these observations of brain activity reflect with considerable accuracy how larger audiences will respond to the same...

2014-07-29 23:02:33

The NIH awarded NJIT’s Sergei Adamovich and Rutgers colleague Eugene Tunik, Ph.D., PT, $1.3 million to continue helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such knowledge to improve therapeutic options and outcomes has been the primary focus of...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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