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2013-11-05 23:31:34

Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group explains the importance of executive skills in the classroom offers tips for parents and their struggling children. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 As any parent can attest, getting kids ready for school means a lot more than packing a lunch: Schoolchildren need an array of intellectual, emotional, and social skills to get them through the day—and on to a healthy and productive life. At the top of...

2013-11-05 10:34:16

These individuals tend to make more significantly bad decisions when experiencing negative emotions like anxiety or sadness University of Granada researchers have analysed similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function when comparing cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. The study reveals that gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities affecting their decision-making capacity. In two articles, recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, they...

2013-11-04 10:30:58

Neuroimaging findings indicate presence of 'fatigue-network' in persons with MS A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova H et al: Examination of cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging" was published on Nov. 1 in PlosOne....

2013-10-31 23:24:58

Pushes Boundaries of Business Apps for iPad and Android Tablets Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Every day employees across organizations must solve difficult problems and make tough decisions that impact the bottom line. Kepner-Tregoe (KT), the global capability development and consulting company, announced the launch of the new Kepner-Tregoe Tablet App, created to help employees manage these business challenges whether they are on a shop floor, in the field, at a remote office or...

2013-10-30 10:03:51

A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers. Computer simulations showed that the headpiece—a square array of 64 circular metallic coils—could one day help researchers and doctors hit finer targets in the brain that are twice as deep as they can reach today, and without causing pain. In transcranial magnetic stimulation, special coils create a...

2013-10-24 23:32:21

One of the most advanced, non-invasive, researched and non-drug treatments for people living with chronic and treatment resistant depression is now in Austin, Texas. Texas TMS Center patients now have an opportunity to receive one of the most promising treatments for depression that is FDA-cleared, Brainsway® Deep TMS Therapy. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Texas TMS Center, Austin, Texas, is proud to be one of the first in the United States to offer the breakthrough...

2013-10-23 23:31:15

A newly developed model of mind, Dichotomized Operating System Model (DOS Model), explains what mind is, how it emerges from the brain, how it develops over time and why do we have it, besides solving thousands of years old mysteries like consciousness, free will, etc. without any requirement of prior knowledge to understand the same. The model, developed by Parag Jasani, is available on the website http://www.whatismind.com. Mumbai, India (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 With billions of neurons...

2013-10-22 23:02:59

The Capital Institute for Neurosciences, part of Capital Health, Hopewell Township, New Jersey, launches new program to treat Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders. Hopewell Township, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 The Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) today announced it has launched a new program to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders, providing specialized care as well as medical and social support for patients and their families. As...

2013-10-18 11:59:56

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness. Their research, published Oct. 17 in the online journal PLOS Computational Biology, is an initial step toward developing a scientific definition of consciousness. "In terms of brain function, the difference between being conscious and unconscious is a bit like the difference between driving from Los Angeles to New York in a straight line versus having to cover...

2013-10-17 17:15:38

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual activity that correlated with how many times they had left the field with a head injury during their careers. Previous research has found that former American football players experience higher rates of neurodegenerative diseases such as...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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