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pregnant exercise boosts baby brain
2013-11-11 15:01:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, doctors have been advising expectant mothers to refrain from physical exertion, if possible. However, a new study presented on Sunday at the “Neuroscience 2013” conference in San Diego has found regular physical exercise during pregnancy can actually boost the brain development of a newborn child. In the study, researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital found that...

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...

2013-11-03 23:01:00

Mark Beselt at the Improve Memory Skills website discussed with the 7 Speed Reading™ editor the centrality of memory and the best approaches to maintaining or improving memory skills. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 eReflect knows that a good memory is essential when learning any skill, including speed reading. That's why the 7 Speed Reading™ blog editor recently interviewed Mark Beselt on how memory issues can be resolved and which memory improvement approaches work...

Scientist Describes New Theory Of Synapse Formation In The Brain
2013-10-11 11:57:41

Forschungszentrum Juelich The human brain keeps changing throughout a person's lifetime. New connections are continually created while synapses that are no longer in use degenerate. To date, little is known about the mechanisms behind these processes. Jülich neuroinformatician Dr. Markus Butz has now been able to ascribe the formation of new neural networks in the visual cortex to a simple homeostatic rule that is also the basis of many other self-regulating processes in nature. With this...

2013-10-02 23:03:15

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced today that Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., has been selected as the winner of the 2013 BIAA Young Investigator Award. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced today that Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., has been selected as the winner of the 2013 BIAA Young Investigator Award. The award is presented based on originality of research, promise for making significant contributions to the field of...

2013-09-04 23:28:42

National Stroke Awareness Week begins on Monday, 9th September. Constraint Therapy Australia, based in Perth, Western Australia, will be holding a Stroke Information Morning on Thursday, 12th September, to raise awareness about stroke and about the latest treatment options available for stroke victims. Perth, Australia (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 National Stroke Awareness Week begins on Monday, 9th September. Constraint Therapy Australia, based in Perth, Western Australia, will be holding...

2013-06-18 23:27:18

Constraint Therapy Australia offers a new intensive rehabilitation program to help people who have suffered a stroke as well as those with cerebral palsy and some other neurological conditions. Perth, Australia (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 A ground-breaking therapy service has been launched in Perth to offer stroke patients a new rehabilitation treatment. Constraint Therapy Australia celebrated its launch earlier this month and offers a new intensive rehabilitation program to help people who have...

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...


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