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Researchers Hunt For Mechanisms Of Hypnosis To Better Understand How It Works On Some, And Not On Others
2012-10-04 16:19:47

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Greek word hypnos, meaning “sleep”, Hypnotherapists are trained in utilizing exercises necessary in bringing about a sense of deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness. Once in this state, a patient is typically responsive to an idea or image but the therapist isn´t in control of the patient´s mind or free will. By undergoing hypnosis, the patient can learn how to master their own states of...

2012-09-04 10:49:44

You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine – having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain – can tell us how this impasse arises. The researchers showed that groups of nerve cells in a structure called the posterior medial cortex, or PMC, are strongly activated during a recall task such as trying to remember whether you had...

2012-08-30 21:41:21

State-of-the-art imaging technology for biomarker development explored in a supplement to Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most common brain disorders, with an estimated 35 million people affected worldwide. In the last decade, research has advanced our understanding of how AD affects the brain. However, diagnosis continues to rely primarily on neuropsychological tests which can only detect the disease after clinical symptoms begin. In a supplement to...

2012-08-14 23:03:48

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say a common condition called leukoaraiosis, made up of tiny areas in the brain that have been deprived of oxygen and appear as bright white dots on MRI scans, is not a harmless part of the aging process, but rather a disease that alters brain function in the elderly. Results of the study were published online, August 13, by the Radiological Society of North America in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Researchers at the Mayo Clinic...

Monkey Brains And Mind Control
2012-07-29 06:45:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have for the first time shown that they can control the behavior of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specific brain cells. This is an advance for optogenetics, a state-of-the-art method for making slight connectivity between brain activity and behavior. According to the researchers, similar light-based mind control could likely also be made to work in humans for therapeutic needs and care. "We are the...

2012-07-22 23:00:06

Wearable Brain Monitoring Sensors Enable Significant Advances in Neuroscience. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 fNIR Devices announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel´s Health Heroes, a television series that gives viewers an in-depth look at some of today´s most exciting medical technologies and clinical treatments. fNIR Devices is a manufacturer of portable, functional near infrared (fNIR) brain imaging systems that measure...

2012-06-28 12:58:38

In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH) have identified several genes which influence degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain most associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). The study, which currently appears online as a Rapid Communication in the Annals of Neurology, demonstrates the efficacy of endophenotypes for broadening the understanding of the genetic basis of and pathways leading to...

Patience And Self Control Illustrated In Brain Imaging
2012-06-19 09:04:54

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Not taking a piece of chocolate cake is easy during the first ten minutes. However, trying to not take a piece of that same cake after 30 minutes is even more difficult. The reasoning behind this challenge is described in a new research project focused on patience and self-control. Scientists from the University of Iowa (UI) recently revealed that they discovered what the brain looks like when a person loses patience and self control with fMRI images. In...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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