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2013-03-05 08:25:36

Access to Latest Science and Best Practices is Available at 95% Pricing Discount Until March 17th, 2013 WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SharpBrains, the leading market research firm tracking brain health innovation, announced today it is offering a 95% pricing discount on more than 25 hours of exclusive presentation content from the leading minds in applied cognitive science to honor Brain Awareness Week, held March 11(th)-17(th). This content was presented and discussed...

2013-03-04 23:11:43

Ever find yourself briefly paralyzed as you´re falling asleep or just waking up? It´s a phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and it´s often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences, which can include complex and disturbing hallucinations and intense fear. For some people, sleep paralysis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; for others, it can be a frequent, even nightly, phenomenon. Researchers James Allan Cheyne and Gordon Pennycook of the University of...

2013-03-01 12:04:29

Findings published in March Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation have implications for translational research into brain-mediated immune defenses, infection control practices and cognitive rehabilitation strategies after stroke and brain injury. The March 2013 issue of Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the medical journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, features an article by Kessler researchers Pasquale Frisina, PhD, Ann Kutlik, BA, and...

2013-02-24 23:00:03

The startup social network aptly titled “Weed Meet” has opened for user participation and beta testing in the United States. The social network allows users to connect with nearby marijuana smokers. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 The startup social network aptly titled “Weed Meet” has opened the website for user participation and beta testing in the United States. The WeedMeet.com network is free and it´s designed to provide marijuana users with a...

2013-02-20 12:23:31

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and the technical performance of jumps. The technique of mental rehearsal is used to consolidate performance in many disciplines including music and sport. Motor imagery and physical practice use overlapping neural networks in the brain and the two...

Senior Citizens Who Use Facebook Have Improved Cognition
2013-02-19 07:38:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Social networking giant Facebook has become the tool of choice for many researchers who are studying everything from child psychology to cognitive decline. On the cognitive end, one new study has shown adults over the age of 65 may get an intellectual boost if they learn to use the popular social site. When it comes to sharpening those cognitive skills, University of Arizona graduate student Janelle Wohltmann says Facebook may be...

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated —— and that learning can be restored. Karen Szumlinski, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences...

2013-02-08 12:21:56

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the United Nations Foundation, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Tribal Brands, Inc. and members of the entertainment industry will unite to celebrate the launch of mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in their communities, for their families and for themselves. Co-hosted by actress / UN Youth and Girl Up...

fMRI Used To Unravel The Brain's Vision Secrets
2013-02-04 04:59:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The areas of the human brain responsible for our perception of shape and orientation have been discovered by researchers from a pair of UK-based universities — a discovery which they call an important advance in the understanding of how our minds process visual information. Scientists from the University of York Department of Psychology and the University of Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science used functional...

2013-01-31 08:31:00

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Change Corporation (NASDAQ OTC: XCHC), a U.S. publicly-traded company, through its European joint venture with Dupetit Natural Products, GmbH, announces that within one week the Company will move into the testing stage of development of its unique hemp-based Phytiva brand of products, as the Company prepares to bring these products to European and North American markets. The first testers of these Phytiva Brand products are ready for production and...