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2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...

Long Before Their First Words, Babies' Brains Rehearse Speech Mechanics
2014-07-15 03:33:45

Molly McElroy, University of Washington Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them. It's been unclear how this transition occurs, but social interactions and caregivers' use of exaggerated "parentese" style of speech seem to help. University of Washington research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate...

Parkinson's Enhances Creativity: Study
2014-07-15 03:26:50

Tel Aviv University New TAU study confirms creative energy in Parkinson's sufferers is greater than in healthy individuals Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol Neuroscience Center at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, documented the exceptional creativity of Parkinson's patients two years ago in a review for Behavioral Neuroscience. Since then, she has conducted the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson's disease...

2014-07-14 12:27:11

Practices that cause chronic pain and information on managing and preventing it are detailed by pain management specialist Dr. Sham Vengurlekar. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- From individuals who spend many hours sitting in offices, to those with physically demanding jobs, chronic pain is a condition faced by people in a variety of diverse backgrounds. Bad posture when sitting and continuous motions that put strain on the body are two common contributors to...

2014-07-14 12:26:04

The Book Spotlights Why, How to Teach Students Focus-Related Skills in Preparation for Impending Challenges NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestsellers Emotional Intelligence and Focus, and a founder of the social and emotional learning movement, collaborates with Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline and renowned systems thinking expert at MIT, in the new book The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education (More Than...

Researchers Advocate For More Scientific Research On Consciousness
2014-07-11 03:46:20

By Hilary Hurd Anyaso, Northwestern University Why does a relentless stream of subjective experiences normally fill your mind? Maybe that's just one of those mysteries that will always elude us. Yet, research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry -- as impossible as that may currently seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on an objective measure to index consciousness, progress has been made with this agenda in...

2014-07-11 12:27:16

In the news release, Mind Solutions, Inc. and OTCpicks.com Stock Promotion, issued 11-Jul-2014 by Mind Solutions, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that all references of OTCpicks.com should be OTPicks.com. OTCpicks.com had no involvement in the stock promotion referenced. The complete, corrected release follows: Mind Solutions, Inc. and OTPicks.com Stock Promotion SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Solutions, Inc. (OTC: VOIS)...

2014-07-11 08:23:16

Distress - A Weapon of Mass Destruction is an illuminating book of how distress and stress can affect the human body and what can be done about it. BRISBANE, Australia, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distress - A Weapon of Mass Destruction teaches the author's tried and true method of eliminating the stress that plagues many individuals each day. The author especially targets those in high-stress jobs like police officers, soldiers, teachers, and those in the entertainment industry....

2014-07-10 23:11:24

According to Dr. Larisa Wainer with Morris Psychological Group, sleep is as important to our health as good nutrition and regular exercise. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to daytime functioning – to our mood, energy, concentration and reaction time. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Almost everyone has occasional trouble sleeping. Stress, anxiety, something we ate, jet lag or any number of other things might keep us tossing and turning restlessly once in a while. But for 60...

2014-07-10 23:10:36

Positive Business DC’s (PBDC) Shannon Polly will speak at the 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology July 16th through July 18th. PBDC is a supporting organization of the conference. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Positive Business DC’s (PBDC) Shannon Polly will speak at the 2nd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology July 16th through July 18th. The conference is sponsored by the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) and represents those engaged in...


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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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