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Studying How Brains Work When Bats Are On The Move
2013-04-19 11:11:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two new studies, published this week in Science, examine the mechanisms of animal navigation using bat models. RATS AND BATS The first study is the result of collaboration between University of Maryland (UMD), College Park and Boston University (BU). The findings, based on brain rhythms in bats and rats, challenges a widely-used model — based solely on rodents — of how animals navigate their environment. The study...

2013-04-18 23:27:49

High-powered microscopes open a live look at a process where mutations lead to autism and other diseases Using spinning disk microscopy on barely day-old zebra fish embryos, University of Oregon scientists have gained a new window on how synapse-building components move to worksites in the central nervous system. What researchers captured in these see-through embryos -- in what may be one of the first views of early glutamate-driven synapse formation in a living vertebrate -- were...

Scientists Probe Source Of A Pulsing Signal In The Sleeping Brain
2013-04-18 13:35:40

Technische Universitaet Muenchen New findings clarify where and how the brain's "slow waves" originate. These rhythmic signal pulses, which sweep through the brain during deep sleep at the rate of about one cycle per second, are assumed to play a role in processes such as consolidation of memory. For the first time, researchers have shown conclusively that slow waves start in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for cognitive functions. They also found that such a wave...

2013-04-15 23:04:15

Litchfield Associates announces that a recent sleep study revealed that playing the Scourby Audio Bible at night improves sleep time. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013 Sleep Study Overview     While sleeping the brains electrical impulses generates a slow fluctuating rhythm     Listening to sounds synced to brain rhythms aides in sleep time and improves memory functions.     Those sounds may also help in the healing...

Sleep Better And Improve Your Memory With Sound Stimulation
2013-04-12 08:10:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that the slow oscillations in brain activity that occur during slow-wave sleep are critical for retaining memories. Playing sounds synchronized to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of sleeping people enhances the oscillations, the researchers found, and boosts memory retention. The study, published in Neuron, demonstrates an easy and noninvasive method of influencing human brain activity to improve sleep...

2013-04-03 23:02:11

According to Dr. Benjamin Gerson, medical director of University Services Sleep Diagnostic & Treatment Centers, the uses for home sleep testing are not just in the clinical setting, but also in identifying fatigued transportation workers as well as improve participants´ results in weight management programs. Dr. Gerson highlighted these points at two speaking engagements last month. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 At two speaking engagements last month, Dr. Benjamin Gerson,...


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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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