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2012-06-21 02:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have uncovered two brain signals in the human prefrontal cortex involved in how humans predict the decisions of other people. Their results suggest that the two signals, each located in distinct prefrontal circuits, strike a balance between expected and observed rewards and choices, enabling humans to predict the actions of people with different values than their own. Every day, humans are faced with situations in which they...

Highways Of The Brain
2012-06-18 15:34:49

A new study proposes a communication routing strategy for the brain that mimics the American highway system, with the bulk of the traffic leaving the local and feeder neural pathways to spend as much time as possible on the longer, higher-capacity passages through an influential network of hubs, the so-called rich club. The study, published this week online in the Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involves researchers from Indiana University and the...

2012-06-15 23:01:20

SharpBrains Virtual Summit brings together global leaders and innovators to advance the emerging fields of applied neuroscience and brain fitness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 The third annual virtual SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data, held June 7-14th, concluded with a call to enhance brain health by harnessing neuroplasticity-based applications, big data platforms and consumer interest to augment the traditional reliance...

2012-06-15 10:16:33

Fostering grassroots innovations and empowering the creativity of marginalized groups can boost sustainability The targets, indicators and approaches being used to pursue progress towards sustainable development at Rio+20 are counter-productive, say scientists in a new paper. Three renowned sustainability institutes -- the STEPS Centre, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Tellus Institute -- argue in Transforming Innovation for Sustainability that global and grassroots innovations must be...

2012-06-06 23:00:53

Analysis of World´s Largest Database of Human Cognition Names Charlottesville, Va. No. 1 San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Lumosity, the leader in online brain training, today revealed the top 25 smartest cities in America based on an analysis of its database of human cognition. The study analyzed anonymized data for over one million users in the U.S. between the ages of 18-75 who had played multiple Lumosity games. The data examined scores from users´ first few sessions...

2012-05-22 09:00:14

Our 'gut feelings' influence our decisions, overriding 'rational' thought, when we are faced with financial offers that we deem to be unfair, according to a new study. Even when we are set to benefit, our physical response can make us more likely to reject a financial proposition we consider to be unjust. Conducted by a team from the University of Exeter, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and University of Cambridge, the research is published today (22 May 2012) in...

2012-05-06 23:01:28

A newly released book titled 'mBraining: Using your multiple brains to do cool stuff' uncovers the latest neuroscience research on the heart brain and gut brain and coaches readers in powerful new techniques to communicate with and align their multiple brains (head, heart and gut). The book introduces the new field of mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) and takes the behavioral technology of NLP to new levels. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 06, 2012 ℠mBraining: Using your...

2012-04-22 23:00:53

The patented technology, now protected in both Europe and in the United States, enables perfect alignment of whole slide images at any magnification, independently of tissue type and staining. This is a central capability for the next generation of quantitative bio-marker analysis, and for time- and cost efficient whole slide stereology. Hoersholm, Denmark (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Visiopharm A/S, a global leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology, announced today that the United States patent...

2012-04-16 21:50:06

A network of brain regions which is activated during intense aesthetic experience overlaps with the brain network associated with inward contemplation and self-assessment, New York University researchers have found. Their study sheds new light on the nature of the aesthetic experience, which appears to integrate sensory and emotional reactions in a manner linked with their personal relevance. The study's co-authors were: Edward Vessel, a researcher in NYU's Center for Brain Imaging;...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.