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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;...

2012-03-29 22:19:03

The first atlas of the surface of the human brain based upon genetic information has been produced by a national team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. The atlas reveals that the cerebral cortex — the sheet of neural tissue enveloping the brain — is roughly divided into genetic divisions that differ from other brain maps based on physiology or function. The genetic atlas...

2012-03-15 12:29:20

Princeton University researchers have used a novel virtual reality and brain imaging system to detect a form of neural activity underlying how the brain forms short-term memories that are used in making decisions. By following the brain activity of mice as they navigated a virtual reality maze, the researchers found that populations of neurons fire in distinctive sequences when the brain is holding a memory. Previous research centered on the idea that populations of neurons fire together...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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