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Monkey Sense Without Seeing
2013-11-20 08:05:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The human ability to locate and avoid objects in their peripheral field of vision with little more than a sideways glace could also be present in monkeys, according to new research in the journal Animal Cognition. Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark and his colleagues trained five adult male rhesus monkeys in order to perform a short-latency, highly stereotyped localization task. They taught the creatures to touch...

2013-11-14 13:03:08

One in seven Swiss students has already tried to enhance his or her performance with prescription medication or drugs. Besides psychostimulants like Ritalin, students also consume sedatives, alcohol or cannabis. These substances are mostly only taken during the exam preparation period. Only a narrow majority of polled students reported the desired effects, as a representative study conducted by researchers at the universities of Zurich and Basel reveals. American and European studies prove...

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research presented during Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. According to Luis Populin, associate professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 percent of all American children between the ages of four and...

2013-10-15 11:55:31

People with ADHD and substance dependence rarely respond as they should to ADHD medication. A randomized study from Karolinska Institutet now shows that it is possible to obtain the desired efficacy by administering the drug in higher doses. The results of the study are published in the scientific journal Addiction. ADHD is much more common in people who use drugs than in the population at large. ADHD can be treated with methylphenidate, a CNS stimulant used for both children and adults....

2013-08-30 23:25:34

The new school year can bring stress and anxiety that pushes college students to use drugs or alcohol. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Going back to school can be an exciting time for students and parents but it isn’t without a few dangers. Destination Hope, a nationally renowned addiction treatment center in South Florida, is reminding families to be aware of the potential for drug and alcohol abuse among college students. Data indicates that 45 percent of college...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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