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sight and sound in the visual cortex
2014-05-26 04:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While analyzing the brain processes associated with sight, researchers from the University of Glasgow have discovered that the visual cortex processes information not just from the eyes, but from the ears as well. Writing in the journal Current Biology, the study authors explain that the auditory input makes it possible for a person’s visual system to predict incoming information, thus giving them an advantage in potentially...

2014-05-22 08:30:36

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a poster session during the 26(th) annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Dr. Robert Roerich of Southwoods Counseling, LLC will present "Reliability and Validity of the Roerich Psychodynamic Inventory (RPI): A Mental Imagery Technique." The poster summarizes the first statistical evidence of the technique's efficacy. The technique has already shown enormous promise in assessing emotion functioning as part of...

2014-05-14 23:07:56

Makers of Prevagen honors older Americans by celebrating their contributions to our communities and provides them with information to stay healthy and active. Madison, WI (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Quincy Bioscience, manufacturer of the all-natural memory supplement Prevagen®, promotes Older Americans Month this May. The Wisconsin-based biotech company believes that older Americans should be provided with resources that help maintain healthy cognitive function and support optimal aging....

2014-05-11 23:00:48

ChecklistTemplate.net unveils a new line of wedding checklists, including the printable wedding day checklist, as wedding season gets underway. (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 Weddings are beautiful occasions to celebrate the union of two people. Unfortunately, there is so much to do that the happiness can be lost to stress. However, much of the stress can be eliminated by using a checklist to keep track of completed tasks on your journey to wedding day. Now, a comprehensive printable wedding day...

2014-05-10 23:00:34

i-recall systems limited’s new suite of innovative language learning apps helps people learn French, German, Spanish and Swedish anytime and anywhere. Each app includes a vocabulary of 2000 of the most common words in the target language, features both random and category-based flashcards to help boost memory and knowledge, while making the learning process simple, easy, fun and fast. Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 People of all ages who want to learn French, German, Spanish and...

Researchers Find ‘Seeing Jesus In Toast’ Phenomenon Perfectly Normal
2014-05-07 03:35:20

University of Toronto People who claim to see “Jesus in toast” may no longer be mocked in the future thanks to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto and partner institutions in China. Researchers have found that the phenomenon of “face pareidolia”– where onlookers report seeing images of Jesus, Virgin Mary, or Elvis in objects such as toasts, shrouds, and clouds — is normal and based on physical causes. “Most people think you have to be mentally...

2014-05-07 10:19:14

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Even among the healthiest individuals, memory and cognitive abilities decline with age. This aspect of normal aging can affect an individual’s quality of life and capability to live independently but the rate of decline is variable across individuals. There are many factors that can influence this trajectory, but perhaps none more importantly than genetics. Scientists are seeking to identify key molecular switches that control age-related...

2014-05-02 23:03:06

Four-part lecture series dispels memory myths and empowers older adults with latest information. Seattle (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Healthy Brain Aging a four-part, collaborative lecture series from UW Medicine and Era Living retirement communities, kicks off on Wednesday, May 7, and continues May 14, May 21, and June 11. Each lecture begins at 10:45am. The Healthy Brain Aging series is open to the public with advance reservations at each of the following communities: May 7 at University House...

2014-04-30 23:05:08

Ace Innovation Group's Dr. Sandeep Grewal advises five easy to do brain exercises that can help brain health and treat forgetfulness. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 “Busy”? Everyone is busy in their own ways and as a result, there are a lot of things we tend to forget easily. “If you forget things frequently maybe it is time to get advice from experts and do those memory exercises not just crosswords or sudoku” says Dr. Sandeep Grewal author of the book...

2014-04-24 23:16:08

New Interactive library of resources launches from world-renowned experts in Neuroscience and Education focuses on brain training research to combat ADHD and Autism. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Cognitive Brain Training Research represents a newly-formed interactive library of resources from world-renowned experts in the field of Neuroscience and Education, focusing on brain training research. The site is unique in that it offers free access to this cognitive research for any and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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