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2014-04-09 16:26:03

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, released the following statement on the announcement that the University of California-San Francisco will launch a new online brain research registry: "I commend UCSF for launching this innovative new tool that has the potential to transform the way clinical trials are conducted as we continue...

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published the first comprehensive, large-scale data set on how the brain of a mammal is wired, providing a groundbreaking data resource and fresh insights into how the nervous system processes information. Their landmark paper in this week's issue of the journal Nature both...

2014-02-07 16:24:17

Producing important findings in a short timeframe is the goal of this special grant program CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Research Foundation (BRF) announced three recipients of its 2014 Scientific Innovations Award program (SIAs) for researchers investigating novel pathways to detect, treat and better comprehend serious neural diseases such as Parkinson's and schizophrenia. "The innovation that these researchers bring to addressing the scientific understanding and...

2013-11-12 23:30:56

Written by an internationally renowned business coach and social neuroscientist, this book cuts through unnecessary jargon about brain science and is engaging, easy to apply, and even entertaining. Readers will equip themselves with brain-based practices to improve their business acumen and enhance workplace performance. Winter Park, Florida, USA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 At a press conference today, Global Change Management, Inc. announced the publication of a new book authored by the...

2013-11-12 23:29:15

At the upcoming Learning & the Brain® educational conference in Boston, MA, the 2013 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award will be presented to Dr. David B. Daniel from James Madison University for his contributions to the field of Mind, Brain and Education. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 A pioneering educator and researcher who studies classroom pedagogy, cognitive development and the translation of Mind, Brain and Education to teaching practice will be awarded...

2013-11-12 10:38:25

Researchers look to armadillos, fruit flies, nematodes, and other species to understand human brain function and vision loss Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models — from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys — can yield valuable information about the human brain. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain...

Baby Brains Wired To Learn By Imitation
2013-10-31 10:33:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since we weren’t able to talk during the first couple years of our lives, we had to learn how to make simple movements by watching our parents and imitating them. New research from Temple University and the University of Washington published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed some of the neural mechanisms behind how babies learn through imitation. "Babies are exquisitely careful people-watchers, and they're primed to learn from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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