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2010-11-17 14:04:13

Research offers new insights into communication problems like stuttering New human and animal studies released today uncover the extensive brain wiring used in communication and provide new insights into how the brain processes and produces language, accents, and sounds. The research also explores the brain abnormalities in people with speech and language problems, such as stuttering, suggesting future treatment avenues. The new findings were presented at Neuroscience 2010, the annual meeting...

2010-11-16 22:14:57

Studies reveal brain underpinnings for auditory and visual illusions and everyday experiences New research indicates that the integration of senses and functions in the brain is common. About two percent of the population has a condition called synesthesia, in which two different sensations, like color and sound, are experienced at once. Although this condition is rare, the new findings suggest the brain is wired in complex and sometimes overlapping ways to help people interpret and...

2010-11-16 19:12:28

Studies explore lifestyle's influence on wellness and brain health New research is providing a deeper understanding of how individual actions "” such as exercising, sensory stimulation, or drinking "” influence brain health and outcomes. This new knowledge could ultimately lead to interventions in age-related cognitive declines, drug abuse, stroke, and brain injury, separate from or in combination with traditional pharmacological approaches. These findings were presented at...

2010-11-15 15:02:10

Video game-based technologies allow new insight into memory, perception and motor control New tools inspired by video games are revealing how the brain senses and responds to its surroundings, finds new human and animal research. Taking advantage of state-of-the art technologies to track and mimic real-life environments, these studies show with new detail how the brain navigates, identifies, and remembers a setting. In additional human research, scientists apply these same technological...

2010-11-10 17:17:51

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering have found that an early part of the brain's visual system rewires itself when people are trained to perceive patterns, and have shown for the first time that this neural learning appears to be independent of higher order conscious visual processing. The researchers' findings could help shape training programs for people who must learn to detect subtle patterns quickly, such...

2010-11-01 04:27:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- General Manifolds LLC, a technology company focused on fundamental cognitive algorithms, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent 7,805,386 covering a computational system and method for simulating functions within the cerebral cortex of the human brain. This ground-breaking technology is relevant to a broad range of applications from artificial intelligence to pharmacology. The patent, titled "A...

2010-08-05 16:25:18

Various aspects of our environment"”including political systems, economic systems, and even climate and geography"”can affect our thinking and behavior, a field of study known as socioecological psychology. In a report in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientists Shigehiro Oishi and Jesse Graham from the University of Virginia examine the impact of social and physical environments on human thought and...

2010-07-19 14:19:00

New Report Says Current Food Supply Must Drastically Increase in the Coming Decades CHICAGO, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's food system provides food for nearly seven billion people each day. But according to a new report from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), more advances are critical for an adequate food supply, which must nearly double during the next several decades, for the future world population. The first-of-its-kind scientific review, to be published in...

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2010-06-18 08:10:37

Sense of direction is represented in the brains of newborn rats before they have explored their environment, according to new research by scientists at UCL. Published today in the journal Science, the results of a new study reveal that the brain's representations of the sense of place and direction appear extremely early in the animal's development "“ within two weeks of being born - and seemingly independently of any experience of the world. The directional signal, which allows the...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (http://www.jedimindinc.com/) (Pink Sheets: JEDM) announced today that Dr. Gordon Chiu announced new members to the Company's Advisory board for Medicine and Technology. Jedi Mind, Inc. has been in the process of expanding the company's medical applications as well as gaming applications. The new members will be part of a "Brain Trust Key" for advisory purposes in medical and technological applications. The recently...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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