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Morphed Images Of Hollywood Celebrities Reveal How Neurons

Morphed Images Of Hollywood Celebrities Reveal How Neurons Make Up Your Mind

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus An international team of scientists, involving...

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2014-09-26 23:03:30

MarketOptimizer.org adds “PharmaPoint: Neuropathic Pain - Global Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022” to its store. Novel Therapies to Revitalize the Neuropathic Pain Treatment Market Landscape by 2022. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 With seven promising neuropathic pain (NP) treatments expected to be launched in the coming years, the NP therapeutics market value - covering painful diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia - is forecast to...

2014-09-26 12:23:14

CINCINNATI, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that disrupting the molecular function of a tumor suppressor causes improper formation of a protective insulating sheath on peripheral nerves - leading to neuropathy and muscle wasting in mice similar to that in human diabetes and neurodegeneration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO Scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings online Sept. 26 in...

2014-09-25 20:22:24

Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurons programmed to fire at specific faces--such as the famously reported "Jennifer Aniston neuron"--may be more in line with the conscious recognition of faces than the actual images seen. Subjects presented with a blended face, such as an amalgamation of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, had significantly more firing of...

2014-09-23 23:01:49

Receiving more than the double of their original $250,000 goal, the Perception Neuron team can now advance to the manufacturing stage of the world’s smallest, adaptive, versatile and most affordable motion capture system for virtual reality and visual effects. Beijing, China (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The team at Perception Neuron, the world’s smallest, adaptive, versatile and most affordable full-body motion capture system for virtual reality and visual effects are celebrating the...

2014-09-23 04:22:02

AACHEN, Germany and BRUSSELS, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young scientists from any European member country of the European Pain Federation EFIC(R) are invited to apply for the EFIC-Gruenenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2014. This grant is one of the most prestigious and highly regarded pain research grants worldwide. Provided by the European Pain Federation EFIC(R)in conjunction with the pharmaceutical company and pain expert Gruenenthal GmbH, the grant supports young...

2014-09-18 08:30:38

.@UnitedSpinal Partners w/ @Ivytalk to maximize Digital Communication Strategy http://ow.ly/BzWcP #GivingTuesday NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- July 15, United Spinal Association today announced a new partnership with Ivycorp, makers of a cloud-based multi-channel group communications platform called Ivytalk, to assist the organization with integration of short message service (SMS) technology in its future outreach efforts....

2014-09-16 04:21:15

PARIS and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The French biopharmaceutical company Pharnext SAS and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) announced today an agreement to collaborate on programs to increase the awareness around Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and support the development of a stronger CMT patient and research community. Pharnext will provide financial support to several HNF's initiatives including: -- Enhanced design and development of a specific section in...

2014-09-15 12:28:11

Cochlear is the first and only company to provide true wireless freedom unbound by the constraints of wires or bulky neck-worn components CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with the Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145578 With a full...

2014-09-09 23:00:26

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study that appears online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic...

sleep duration and sick time
2014-09-06 05:34:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleepless nights have been blamed for maladies ranging from diabetes to breast cancer, with effects similar to drug use on your ability to focus and make decisions. A new study, published in the journal Sleep, finds that those sleepless nights can also cause you to miss work. The findings suggest that sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night is associated with the lowest risk of work absenteeism. The researchers found that the risk of an...


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Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'