Latest Neurophysiology Stories

How Brain Cells Make Long Term Memories
2013-06-10 12:12:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Our brain is capable of remembering all sorts of things for very long periods of time, yet the reason and mechanism behind how and why these memories are stored for so long has never been fully understood. Scientists from the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco now believe they´ve mapped the process by which the human brain stores long-term memories in its cells. Senior investigator with Gladstone Institute Steve...

2013-06-10 10:53:45

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study, published June 9 in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia. David Kleinfeld, professor of physics and neurobiology at the University of California, San...

2013-06-06 23:41:04

The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine (ASSM) and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines (ACSDD) are pleased to announce the 2013 Sleep Disorders Across the Lifespan Conference. This conference marks an important milestone of its own in the fields of Sleep Medicine and Dental Sleep Medicine: the first-ever fully-interdisciplinary conference for the entire sleep health care team. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine (ASSM) and the Academy of...

Researchers Create Mind-Controlled Flying Robot
2013-06-06 07:35:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new, non-invasive system that allows people to control a flying robot using only their mind has been developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota, according to a study published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. Although it sounds like fun and games, the study´s findings have implications for helping people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases. [ Watch the Video: Science Nation – Mind-Controlled...

2013-06-04 14:35:50

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction. The two-year study could have broad implications for treating addiction and understanding brain function in conditions such as Parkinson´s disease. Advanced mathematical models coupled with...

2013-05-30 12:03:56

Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Understanding of Learning and Memory Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session – at least as far as their neurons are concerned. Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have discovered a new intermediate phase in neuronal development during which repeated exposure to a stimulus shrinks synapses. The findings are published in the May 8 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. It's well known that...

2013-05-24 23:34:46

University Services´ pm-Assist® service now offers additional opportunities to medical professionals and insurance companies including diagnostic pathway determination, shipping of home sleep testing devices, treatment prescriptions, and coordinating PAP treatment and follow-up. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Since its launch in March 2011, University Services´ pm-Assist® Sleep Scoring & Interpretation Services´ Board Certified Sleep Physicians have...

2013-05-24 23:20:39

“The Sodium Theory Revisited” reveals newest developments in nerve function research. UNITED KINGDOM (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The sodium theory has been elegantly proposed by A.L. Hodkin, A.F. Huxley and B. Katz in the early 1950s, after their experiments on Plymouth squids, to account for the role of sodium and potassium ions in nerve functions. Since then, the electrophysiological techniques and the data acquisition techniques have known amazing developments. In The Sodium Theory...

Worm EEG Developed To Test The Effects Of Drugs
2013-05-23 12:26:15

[ Watch The Video Worm Brain Reader ] University of Southampton Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a device which records the brain activity of worms to help test the effects of drugs. NeuroChip is a microfluidic electrophysiological device, which can trap the microscopic worm Caenorhadbitis elegans and record the activity of discrete neural circuits in its 'brain' - a worm equivalent of the EEG. C. elegans have been enormously important in...

Latest Neurophysiology Reference Libraries

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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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'