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Seniors Find Mental Benefits From Everyday Activities
2012-11-25 07:26:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reading a book or playing a spirited game of chess could actually help seniors preserve the structural integrity of their brains, according to a new research presented Sunday at the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA) annual meeting. Building upon previous research that established a link between cognitive activity and improved astuteness and discernment later in life, researchers from the Rush University Medical Center...

Brain Activity During Psychography Significantly Reduced
2012-11-18 07:04:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In this week´s online open source journal PLOS ONE, a new study details how brain activity affects individuals who engage in psychography. Psychography, or automatic writing, is a technique used by mediums in an effort to free-write messages from the deceased or from spirits. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil embarked on this study, analyzing the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of...

Brain Scans Show Some Head Trauma Patients Are Still Aware
2012-11-14 05:47:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Alex Seaman is 20 years old, and for the last year and a half, he's been a patient at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. He is awake and even has his eyes open at times, but Alex has no apparent awareness and is unable to talk or respond with his body. Alex suffered a severe head injury last April. He had been out celebrating a friend's 18th birthday and missed his bus stop. The bus was still moving when he jumped off and hit...

How The Brain Affects Quick Judgments In Social Settings
2012-11-13 12:51:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We make snap judgments about other people all the time, whether we like to admit it or not. In speed dating, this is especially true because we are deciding someone's romantic potential in relatively few seconds. How we make those fast decisions is not very well understood, however. A research team from the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) and Trinity College, Dublin has found that people make such speed-dating...


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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