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Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cognitive decline is a relatively normal part of the aging process, some factors could amplify or speed up that process. Working with laboratory rats, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The UI study team found that elevated amounts of cortisol slowly...

2014-06-17 23:05:18

Connecting Therapists and Other Practicioners with Those Seeking Help New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Psychology Tomorrow Magazine is proud to announce the launch of Alternative Therapists Directory, a new initiative to match alternative therapists with its thousands of readers who seek expert help. The service is completely free of charge for clients via Alternative Therapists, and aims to widen the user’s perspective on their current approach to healing. Alternative Therapists...

2014-06-17 16:23:33

New Journal Article Concludes: "Fish Perception and Cognitive Abilities Often Match or Exceed Other Vertebrates." NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a paper that will be published in the next issue of the esteemed journal Animal Cognition, "fish perception and cognitive abilities often match or exceed other vertebrates." In fact, "fish have a high degree of behavioural plasticity and compare favourably to humans and other terrestrial vertebrates across a range of...

2014-06-17 10:58:53

University of California - San Diego Some neurons turn to neighbors to help take out the trash It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes...

2014-06-16 23:12:25

The Amazing Connection between One’s Inner Self and the Entire World Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Dr. Tamas Lajtner, PhD, has designed real objects that are run by thoughts. Dr. Lajtner calls these thought-run objects collectively “the Lajtner Machine”. Through use of the Lajtner Machine, the force of thoughts becomes visible. Dr. Lajtner has spent the last 15 years researching a working technique to harness the power of thoughts. The Lajtner Machine is based on the results of...

2014-06-16 23:00:10

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online, June 17, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment...

2014-06-16 12:26:03

Firm Is First To Analyze Vocally Transmitted Emotions To Better Understand Consumer Decision Making TEL AVIV, Israel, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond Verbal, the world's Emotions Analytics leader, announced today, a partnership with Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW), one of the largest privately-held marketing research consultancies in the world. The collaboration will allow LRW to bring emotion analytic technology to the company's Pragmatic Brain Science Institute®, which...

2014-06-16 08:29:59

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inscopix, Inc. ("Inscopix") today announced the launch of its DECODE (Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease) Grant Program in response to President Obama's "all hands on deck" call to action for the BRAIN Initiative. Through the $ 1 Million DECODE Grant Program, Inscopix hopes to bolster extramural research efforts for investigating how aberrant neural circuit activity contributes to brain malfunction in a diverse range of neurological...

2014-06-16 08:25:47

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - BrightLane Inc. is looking for a great idea to transform a large unused alleyway located next to the company's home on King Street West in Toronto, Canada. Individuals are encouraged to submit any ideas they may have at http://brightlane.ca/idea before June 30th, 2014 for a chance to see their idea brought to life. BrightLane is currently renovating their space on King West and have identified a need to revitalize the unused alleyway, "We're...

facebook emotional contagion
2014-06-16 04:19:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prospect of a highly contagious bird flu or antibiotic-resistant strain of some superbug that can be detrimental to health and even likely fatal are scenarios that are, as yet, unrealized and therefore only serve to worry those that think about them. Another very real contagion was just recently reported on by a research team consisting of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco...


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Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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