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2013-03-19 12:27:30

Study Participants Experienced Improvement in Pain and Well-Being that Persisted Through One Year SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology show that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) administered using the NeuroStar TMS Therapy System® significantly reduced pain-related symptoms in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), with improvement sustained through one year. Pain-related...

2013-03-14 17:19:08

Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal discusses his Lancet Neurology article Three myths about sleepwalking — sleepwalkers have no memory of their actions, sleepwalkers' behavior is without motivation, and sleepwalking has no daytime impact — are dispelled in a recent study led by Antonio Zadra of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sacré-Coeur Hospital. Working from numerous studies over the last 15 years at the hospital's Centre for Advanced...

2013-03-08 16:22:30

Northwestern Medicine expert offers tips to help you spring forward with ease CHICAGO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, March 10, it will be time to once again change the clocks as Daylight Saving Time takes place at 2 a.m. central standard time. While "springing forward" means a loss hour of sleep that may cause some people to feel sluggish on Sunday and Monday, most will quickly adjust. However, for a significant number of Americans, losing just one hour of sleep and...

2013-03-07 14:48:18

The flip of a single molecular switch helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers have reversed the process, recreating a youthful brain that facilitated both learning and healing in the adult mouse. Scientists have long known that the young and old brains are very different. Adolescent brains are more malleable or plastic, which allows them to...

2013-03-07 11:20:02

In the din of a crowded room, paying attention to just one speaker's voice can be challenging. Research in the March 6 issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron demonstrates how the brain hones in on one speaker to solve this "Cocktail Party Problem." Researchers discovered that brain waves are shaped so that the brain can selectively track the sound patterns from the speaker of interest and at the same time exclude competing sounds from other speakers. The findings could have important...

2013-03-06 13:46:28

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have, for the first time, identified a specific group of cells in the brainstem whose activation during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is critical for the regulation of emotional memory processing. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could help lead to the development of effective behavioral and pharmacological therapies to treat anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic attacks....

2013-03-05 12:29:19

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many older adults accept problems with their sleep as an inevitable part of aging. But what if sleep problems aren't a natural part of getting older? On Friday, March 15, 2013, World Sleep Day will be celebrated all over the globe. This annual event is a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep. This year's theme is "Good Sleep, Healthy Aging," which draws needed attention to common complaints...

Sleep Poll Shows Exercising At Night Can Improve Your Sleep
2013-03-04 11:08:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it´s no mystery that a good workout gives you energy and makes you feel healthier, there are times when it can leave you feeling beat and ready for some shut-eye. When it comes to night workouts, this is especially true, as your body is winding down for the day. But for those who are not sure if late-night exercising is right for them, a new study suggests that it very well may be. According to a poll conducted by the...

2013-03-04 00:21:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exercise can affect your sleep. The results of the National Sleep Foundation's 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. "Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help," says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Exercisers say they sleep betterSelf-described exercisers report better sleep than...

Sleepwalking In Adults Has Real Health Consequences
2013-03-01 04:52:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study is warning that sleepwalking could have serious impact on an adult´s health and quality of life, potentially leading to sleep disruption, fatigue, psychological distress, and other ailments. Principal investigator Yves Dauvilliers, MD, PhD — a professor of physiology and neurology and director of the sleep lab at Gui-de-Chauliac Hospital in Montpellier, France — and colleagues showed that 58 percent of...


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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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