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2014-07-16 16:23:55

20,000 people have taken free online memory checkup since May launch TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A free online brain health assessment for Canadians worried about their memory reached a milestone today. Cogniciti Inc. reports that 20,000 people have taken the memory checkup after seeing news stories announcing the launch of the free test. While not a diagnostic tool, the 20-minute assessment (available at www.cogniciti.com) is like a temperature check for the mind that will help a person...

2014-07-15 23:13:22

Lefty's the Left Hand Store salutes left-handed All Star Team Players. The team with the most lefties has a big advantage in the 2014 All Star Game. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Lefty's the Left Hand Store salutes left-handed All Star Team Players. The team with the most lefties has a big advantage in the 2014 All Star Game. With 15 left-handed and ambidextrous players (switch-hitters, or lefty batters who throw right), the American League Team has a distinct...

2014-07-15 23:13:04

Thriveworks Counseling Knoxville Establishes Speedy Scheduling and a "No Waiting List" Policy. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 A counseling practice in Knoxville, TN is promising appointments within 24 hours. This announcement comes on the heals of criticisms that former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s plan to help patients within14 days was “unrealistic.” According to Owner and Clinical Director Dr. Michael Pilcher, “We’re not trying to make a political...

2014-07-15 23:04:38

DreamSphere helps users save and socialize their dreams, explore similar dreams on a global scale while learning about themselves RESTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 DreamsCloud, the world’s leading online dream resource, today launches DreamSphere, a new mobile app that offers a 360-degree approach to dreaming – including a dream journal, insights tool, real-time trending global dream map and social sharing options. A natural evolution of the flagship DreamsCloud website, the...

2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

2014-07-15 13:45:02

University of Miami A new study from researchers at the University of Miami reveals how conciliatory gestures promote human forgiveness It's well known that when a person takes steps to make amends for a wrongdoing, the victim is more inclined to forgive and forget. However, exactly why that happens is less obvious and poorly understood. In a recent study, scientists made substantial progress in explaining the psychological processes that make forgiveness happen. Their findings show...

2014-07-15 12:23:37

DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lennox has expanded its popular Energence® rooftop line with new ultra-high-efficiency models that are the most efficient, lightest and quietest rooftop units in its class.* "One of the attributes that our customers have come to expect from Lennox is cutting-edge innovation, and with our new Energence ultra-high-efficiency units we've achieved a new pinnacle in innovation," said Cindy Sparrow, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing....

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...


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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