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2011-12-02 12:49:20

Sustained changes in the region of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control were found in young adult men after one week of playing violent video games, according to study results presented by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. This is the first time the IU researchers, who have studied the effects of media violence for more than a decade, have conducted an experimental study that...

Violent Video Game Alters Cognitive Function In Brain
2011-12-01 05:56:52

According to a new study, violent video game play in young adult men may alter cognitive function and emotional control after a week of game play. The study asked 22 healthy adult males ages 18 to 29 who had low past exposure to violent video games to take part in the research. The researchers assigned two groups of 11 men.  Members of the first group were instructed to play a shooting game for 10 hours at home for a week and refrain from playing the following week.  The...

2011-11-28 17:14:48

Piano practicing finetunes the brain circuitries that temporally bind signals from our senses Over the years pianists develop a particularly acute sense of the temporal correlation between the movements of the piano keys and the sound of the notes played. However, they are no better than non-musicians at assessing the synchronicity of lip movements and speech. This was discovered by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in a comparative study on the...

2011-11-21 11:17:55

Recovery depends on the exchange of information between the brain hemispheres The structure of the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve fibres that connects the two halves of the brain with each other and in this way enables the rapid exchange of information between the left and right hemispheres, plays an important role in the regaining of motor skills following a stroke. A study currently published in the journal Human Brain Mapping has shown that in stroke patients with particularly...

2011-11-17 06:45:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Everyone is told to exercise, exercise, exercise - it improves your health. Now, researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center say that it may also have benefits for a serious medical condition. Presented at the society of Neuroscience's annual meeting - Neuroscience 2011, the study showed that six weeks of exercise substantially improved memory retention and pain control for fibromyalgia patients who were no longer being treated with medications....

2011-11-17 03:36:33

John DeLuca, PhD, Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation presented findings on the use of a behavioral technique for cognitive rehabilitation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).  Lead investigator was Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, director of the Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Laboratory at Kessler Foundation.  The presentation on modified Story Memory Technique was made on October 21, 2011 in Amsterdam at the 5th Joint Triennial Congress of the European and Americas...

2011-11-14 15:22:49

Georgetown researchers use fMRI to correlate exercise with memory performance changes in the brain Areas of the brain responsible for pain processing and cognitive performance changed in fibromyalgia patients who exercised following a medication holiday, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center. They say the changes indicate brain functioning is more streamlined after an exercise intervention because less of the brain´s resources is devoted to processing bothersome...

2011-11-11 01:38:50

Brain imaging experiments uncouple two apparently intimately connected mental processes In everyday life, attention and awareness appear tightly interwoven. Attending to the scissors on the right side of your desk, you become aware of their attributes, for example the red handles. Vice versa, the red handles could attract your attention to the scissors. However, a number of behavioural observations have recently led scientists to postulate that attention and awareness are fundamentally...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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