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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...

2013-10-09 23:29:49

NASA combines BrainTrain Memory Gym with neurofeedback in study. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 NASA scientists are conducting a pilot study to investigate the effects of computerized brain training on the attention and memory of its staff members. The protocol used in the study combines training using the BrainTrain Memory Gym CE and the Neurosky MindWave neurofeedback headset. The object of the study is to determine the value of brain training as it relates to improving...

Chronic Dizziness May Be Helped By Magnetic Stimulation
2013-10-09 04:55:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe that they have located a specific site in the human brain that could be one of the sources of dizziness and spatial disorientation. While dizziness can also be linked to damage to the inner ear, or to other senses such as vision, neurology instructor Dr. Amir Kheradmand and his colleagues report that they have discovered a region of the brain that plays a...

2013-10-02 10:45:23

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children. Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration with scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, evaluated offspring from a large cohort of...

2013-09-30 14:08:30

Perception of NTS are basic cognitive processes for humans to interact with their environment. Whether a common magnitude system exits for NTS processing is such an important question to investigate. Following and guided by previous researchers, Dr. Yalin Chen and Chang Liu, from the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and the School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, China, reviewed present evidence and provided some comments concerning this question. Their work, entitled...

2013-09-25 23:00:32

Dr. Walter Wilczynski in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year $499,209 National Science Foundation grant to form a Research Coordination Network focused on advancing the field of sociogenomics. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Dr. Walter Wilczynski in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year $499,209 National Science Foundation grant to form a Research Coordination Network...


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