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2013-10-01 23:01:56

Report Outlines Expert Panel’s Conclusion That Three Grand Challenges Must Be Met in Order to Map the Human Brain, Which is the Goal of the Obama Administration’s BRAIN Initiative Piscataway, NJ (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) today announced the publication of, “Grand Challenges in Mapping the Human Brain: NSF Workshop Report,” which summarizes the outcomes of the National Science Foundation Workshop on Mapping and Engineering...

Preschoolers Who Take A Nap In Class Have Better Memory
2013-09-24 07:45:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents know that afternoon napping make children easier to deal with, but did you know that classroom naps support learning in preschool children by enhancing memory. A new study from sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to show that children who took a midday siesta performed significantly better than children who did not...

Neurofeedback Can Enhance The Brain's Signal-to-noise Ratio
2013-09-23 04:58:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a needle sweeps across the grooves of a worn vinyl record, it carries the distinct sounds of hisses, scratches and even the echo of skips. For many years, however, if someone yearned to hear Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon," they were able to listen to his crooning baritone with technical clarity, courtesy of the increased signal-to-noise ratio of digital re-masterings. Recent advances in neurofeedback techniques have made...

2013-09-19 13:18:10

Active brain state beyond the deep coma associated with a flat EEG Researchers from the University of Montreal and their colleagues have found brain activity beyond a flat line EEG, which they have called Nu-complexes (from the Greek letter Νν). According to existing scientific data, researchers and doctors had established that beyond the so-called "flat line" (flat electroencephalogram or EEG), there is nothing at all, no brain activity, no possibility of life. This major discovery...

2013-09-10 23:28:34

Drs. Ojile, Richardson and Rapoport will present “Sleep Apnea and the Adipocyte” to international professionals in sleep medicine and science. St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Joseph Ojile, M.D., CEO of Clayton Sleep Institute, will present a joint symposium, “Sleep Apnea and the Adipocyte: Trends and Treatments,” with fellow sleep medicine experts, Gary S. Richardson, M.D. and David M. Rapoport, M.D., at the 5th World Congress on Sleep Medicine in Valencia, Spain. The...

Video Games Make Elderly Brains Sharper
2013-09-05 12:43:36

[ Watch The Video: Older Adults Can Benefit From UCSF 3D Video Game ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that the human brain can change and improve all the way through old age. In a study designed to test the brain's ability to continue learning and growing, healthy older adults were asked to play a specially designed video game. The more the 60 to 85 year-old volunteers played the game, the...

2013-09-04 08:32:16

People with epilepsy could be helped by new research into the way a key molecule controls brain activity during a seizure. Researchers have identified the role played by of a protein – called BDNF – and say the discovery could lead to new drugs that calm the symptoms of epileptic seizures. Scientists analysed the way cells communicate when the brain is most active – such as in epileptic seizures – when electrical signalling by the brain's neurons is increased. They found that...


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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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