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2009-06-15 16:20:00

The human brain is a three-pound paradox: We use it every moment of our lives, yet so much about our brains remains a mystery to us. How do our brains make decisions? Why is it so easy to remember the words to our favorite childhood song, but we forget important passwords? Can someone really read your thoughts?Four leading neuroscientists and psychologists discussed these and other brain research questions at a forum held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last winter. More than 15...

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2009-05-06 08:10:50

Estrogen Found to Work Within Neurons to Facilitate Hearing and Memory Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds. The findings, published in yesterday's issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, show for the first time that a sex hormone can directly affect auditory function, and point toward the possibility that estrogen controls other types of sensory processing as well. Understanding how estrogen...

2009-03-16 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Right on time for Brain Awareness Week beginning today, The Conference Board, the global business research and membership organization, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the launch of YourBrainatWork.org, a new, publicly accessible, interactive, online tool which promotes brain-healthy activities for employees of all ages. "Keeping up with the latest in ever-improving technologies and ever-evolving workplaces requires that people learn...

2009-02-16 14:56:19

Ever wonder why people who lose at the poker table don't stop gambling? New research on how the brain works explains why "almost winning" drives someone to gamble even more.  Past studies have shown that near misses, like two cherries on a slot machine or a chance to throw the dice, promote gambling tendencies, but little is known about the brain mechanisms involved. "We devised a series of experiments to elicit near-miss and control phenomena in the laboratory and used functional...

2009-01-28 05:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroFocus, the world leader in the rapidly-growing field of neuromarketing, announced today that it has named preeminent cognitive neuroscientist John Polich, Ph.D., as its Director of Global NeuroLab Operations. The company made this selection as it ramps up the rollout of NeuroLabs in the U.S. and targets expansion in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, India, and China as well. NeuroLabs are stand-alone...

2009-01-27 09:50:00

Researchers at the University of Essex hope to answer this question by getting more volunteers to take part in their online game, Phrase Detectives.Jon Chamberlain, from Essex's School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, explains: "ËœHuman language is not an unconnected series of words, phrases and sentences but a series of people, objects and ideas that refer to each other in different ways. The complexity of language makes it sound "natural" to a reader but it can be...

2009-01-09 21:42:34

Researchers at the University of Calgary find older women who are more physically fit have better cognitive function. The study, published in the international journal Neurobiology of Aging, finds that physical fitness helps the brain function at the top of its game because physical activity benefits blood flow in the brain and, as a result, aids cognitive abilities. Being sedentary is now considered a risk factor for stroke and dementia, Poulin says in a statement. This study proves for the...

2008-12-22 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta Neuromag(R), the world-leading equipment for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology has been ordered by the Moscow Municipal University of Psychology and Education (Moscow, Russia) and the University of Trento (Trento, Italy). MEG is a powerful tool for studying normal brain function and brain disorders. Elekta Neuromag is the world's most advanced and most used MEG system, providing...

2008-11-07 09:00:18

Scientific Learning(R) (NASDAQ:SCIL) today announces that EdisonLearning(TM), the nation's largest partner to public school districts and communities, has chosen the Fast ForWord(R) family of products to provide a research-based reading intervention program for Furman L. Templeton Elementary in Baltimore. Fast ForWord is a family of educational software products that accelerate learning by developing the student brain to process more efficiently. Furman L. Templeton Elementary, a preK-5...

2008-10-31 09:00:27

In a continuing series called "Exciting Biologies" Cell Press, Massachusetts General Hospital and La Fondation Ipsen collaborate to offer annual meetings designed to highlight emerging intersections in biomedical research and promote interactions between scientists from converging disciplines. In 2007, the three organisations came together to create a new series of scientific events: the "Exciting Biologies" - three days meeting - highlighting some of the most dynamic sectors in biological...