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2013-11-22 10:41:57

A UT Arlington assistant engineering professor has developed a computational model that can more accurately predict when an epileptic seizure will occur next based on the patient’s personalized medical information. The research conducted by Shouyi Wang, an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, has been in the paper “Online Seizure Prediction Using an Adaptive Learning Approach” in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data...

Playing Computer Games Causes Brains To Feel And Think Alike
2013-11-21 10:42:10

Aalto University It's well known that people who communicate face-to-face will start to imitate each other. People adopt each other's poses and gestures, much like infectious yawning. What is less known is that the very physiology of interacting people shows a type of mimicry – which we call synchrony or linkage, explains Michiel Sovijärvi-Spapé. In the study, test participants play a computer game called Hedgewars, in which they manage their own team of animated hedgehogs and in...

2013-11-20 17:41:50

Pattern of brain activity points to possible neural circuit switched on by drug and may identify other patients who could respond George Melendez has been called a medical miracle. After a near drowning deprived his brain of oxygen, Melendez remained in a fitful, minimally conscious state until his mother, in 2002, decided to give him the sleep aid drug Ambien to quiet his moaning and writhing. The next thing she knew, her son was quietly looking at her and trying to talk. He has been...

2013-11-19 23:01:23

Introducing FreeCEdental.com, a website offering the Dental industry CE credits in Dental Sleep Medicine, at no charge. Leaders in Dental Continuing Education, Sleep Group Solutions, recommends the new site to Dentists looking for CE in Dental Sleep Medicine. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 New website, FreeCEdental.com, offers dentists and hygienists access to CEU’s in Dental Sleep Medicine. The site launched this week, with articles and webinars worth 1 CEU each. Sleep Group...

2013-11-19 12:59:00

Patients with the most common form of focal epilepsy have widespread, abnormal connections in their brains that could provide clues toward diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, which sit on each side of the brain just above the ear. Previously, experts believed that the condition was related to isolated injuries of structures within the temporal...

Women Who Maintain Consistent Sleep, Wake Times Have Less Body Fat
2013-11-19 07:02:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consistently going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day can have an impact on your body weight, researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) claim in a new study. BYU exercise science professor Bruce Bailey and his colleagues recruited over 300 women between the ages of 17 and 26 from two major universities in the western US. They studied those female subjects over the course of several weeks, and concluded that...

Technology In The Bedroom Disrupts Teen Sleep
2013-11-15 10:03:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Televisions, computers, gaming consoles and mobile phones in children's bedrooms can cause anxiety and sleep loss, Canadian researchers reported in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Having these devices in the bedroom trains the brain to see the room as a place for entertainment, rather than a place for calmness and rest, said the researchers from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. “One of...

Caffeine Consumption Within Six Hours Of Bedtime May Disrupt Sleep
2013-11-15 05:45:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Consumption of caffeine, even six hours before bedtime, can have significant, disruptive effects on sleep. The study, from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. "Sleep specialists have always suspected that caffeine can disrupt sleep long after it is consumed," said American Academy of Sleep Medicine President M. Safwan Badr, MD. "This study provides objective evidence...

How Sleep Helps Visual Task Learning
2013-11-11 07:31:12

Brown University As any indignant teacher would scold, students must be awake to learn. But what science is showing with increasing sophistication is how the brain uses sleep for learning as well. At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego Nov. 10, 2013, Brown University researchers will discuss new research describing the neural mechanism by which the sleeping brain locks in learning of a visual task. The mounting evidence is that during sleep the brain employs...

Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On more than one occasion, redOrbit has reported on work done at the Nicolelis laboratory at the Duke University School of Medicine. Neurobiology professor Miguel Nicolelis has pioneered the field of brain-machine interface (BMI). Previous breakthroughs have included enabling rats to “touch” infrared light and electronically connecting rat brains to create an organic computer. While these, in and of themselves, seem like really...


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Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

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