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2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute, Smith will build on his years of expertise in studying the brain to better understand the mechanisms behind neural computation in the human cortex. "We are very fortunate to...

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

University of Montreal The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show – multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives....

sleep disturbances with age
2014-08-21 05:23:23

Bonnie Prescott, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A group of neurons are found to function as a 'sleep switch' in the brain As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess...

2014-08-20 23:07:16

More Than a Quarter of Teens Say They Experience "Extreme Stress" During the School Year - Living Source LLC Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Parents and kids across the nation are getting back-to-school ready. While the transition from summer months means buying textbooks and arranging after school care, there is an important element that is often a forgotten part of the annual re-commitment to your child’s education; their mental health. According to the American...

How Can We Tell Where A Crowd Is Looking?
2014-08-20 03:56:37

Association for Psychological Science Have you ever seen a crowd of people looking off into the distance, perhaps toward a passing biker or up to the top of a building? There’s a good chance you looked there, too, instantly, even without paying attention to the individuals in the group. How can we tell where a crowd is looking with so little effort? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Denver have discovered that we rely on a specialized visual...

child drawing
2014-08-20 05:10:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When your children are little, their drawings take a place of pride on your refrigerator, whether or not you can tell what they meant to draw. Have you ever wondered, though, what those drawings might mean? According to a new study from King's College London, to be published in Psychological Science, how a 4-year old child draws pictures of other children could be a predictor of intelligence by age 14. The researchers collected data...

2014-08-19 23:12:43

PTAs buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 PTAs have started to buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. Left-handed school supplies - including left-handed scissors, pens and pencils, notebooks, and rulers - can make an enormous difference in the learning process and...

2014-08-19 16:24:46

The Live Happy Experience & Expo two-day event offers expert guidance in the search for deeper meaning, purpose and happiness by sharing the science and secrets to creating more happiness in life DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Happy LLC announces the premiere of the Live Happy Experience & Expo. The two-day event will take place in Dallas on Nov. 7-8, 2014 at the Irving Convention Center. This event will be the first of many Live Happy Experience & Expos held throughout...

parent stress
2014-08-19 02:30:59

Sara Agnew, Office of Strategic Communication, University of Iowa UI research looks at conflict between identities as parents and workers Some working parents are carrying more psychological baggage than others—and the reason has nothing to do with demands on their time and energy. The cause is their occupation. According to University of Iowa researchers, parents who hold jobs viewed by society as aggressive, weak, or impersonal are likely to be more stressed out than parents...

Premiere Of Universal Pictures "Man Of the Year" - Arrivals
2014-08-19 05:17:09

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On August 11, 2014, people were rocked by the news that Robin Williams had committed suicide by asphyxiation. He hung himself according to one CNN article. For many, the shock was too confusing. Williams helped the world through his stage performances, shows, and movies. He did charity work, entertained the troops, and spread laughter to many. His sudden suicide hurt many. A Huffington Post report included a written statement from...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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