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2013-09-06 23:19:20

A drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in content, named Molly has been gaining in popularity with college students and is showing up at night clubs. Those with an addiction to the new designer drugs should seek the specialized care found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 As reported by NBC News (9/1) in their news story, Who is Molly? Dangerous drug gaining popularity with new name, that a drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in...

2013-09-04 23:24:17

Brain Evolution System created by Lee Benson and Karl Moore is a new online 6- month Brainwave course that teaches people how to handle stressful situations in their life. A full Brain Evolution System overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if the course is worth buying. (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Brain Evolution System designed by Lee Benson and Karl Moore is a new online 6-month brain training course that instructs people how to convert stress into calm on-demand, how to get rid of...

2013-08-22 23:04:49

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the neurobiology behind the evolution of positive emotions and prosocial behaviors, such as empathy, compassion and cooperation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the...

Give Your Brain A Boost By Playing Video Games
2013-08-21 13:14:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) is giving gamers a good excuse to stay hooked on their latest vice. Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE that certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking. The team recruited 72 volunteers and measured their "cognitive flexibility," described as a person's ability to...

2013-08-19 15:25:30

For the first time, researchers have documented irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours of a concussive injury, as well as an increased level of brain activity weeks later—suggesting that the brain may compensate for the injury during the recovery time. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Thomas Hammeke, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is...

Left Vs. Right: University Says Neither When It Comes To Brain Dominance
2013-08-19 11:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The idea of a “left-brain” versus a “right-brain” personality has been used in a variety of contexts over the years, from interpersonal relationships to career choices. However, a new study from the University of Utah found that the idea of a dominant side of the brain affecting personality could be nonsense. Using brain imaging scans taken from over 1,000 volunteers, the Utah neuroscientists found that each side of the brain...

2013-08-13 23:05:07

$30 billion would solve world hunger, yet consumers spend three times that number just on cable TV. Inspired to make a difference, student Steven Ng founded Global Ties and is selling bracelets to feed the world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 For the last year, Steven Ng, a sophomore at UCLA, has been establishing Global Ties as a service that creates opportunity for change. With Global Ties, people can buy a simple bracelet that will feed 12, 24, or 48 individuals for a day....

Flexible Hub Network Of The Brain Helps Humans Adapt
2013-08-13 09:48:22

Washington University in St. Louis Switching stations route processing of novel cognitive tasks One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges — using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling of any new task at hand. Now, research from Washington University in St. Louis offers new and compelling evidence that a well-connected core brain network based in the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'