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2013-05-25 23:01:42

Brain games developer Acuity Games brings revolutionary lifetime brain fitness measurement to the iPhone. Pompton Plains, NJ (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 Acuity Games´ innovative brain games have come to Apple´s iPhone. The universal app version of Word Hunt is available today, expanding it beyond its iPad roots. Universal app versions of Concentration, Edge Match, Flash 2, Sudoku and Matchematics will roll out over the next 30 days. The brain games´ gameplay and revolutionary...

Study Shows Where Scene Context Happens In Our Brain
2013-05-21 13:17:48

University of California - Santa Barbara In a remote fishing community in Venezuela, a lone fisherman sits on a cliff overlooking the southern Caribbean Sea. This man —— the lookout —— is responsible for directing his comrades on the water, who are too close to their target to detect their next catch. Using abilities honed by years of scanning the water's surface, he can tell by shadows, ripples, and even the behavior of seabirds, where the fish are schooling, and...

2013-05-17 23:20:24

BrainTrain, Inc., announces the release of four new computerized “brain gyms” for adults. BrainTrain´s Memory and Attention Gyms can be used in conjunction with easy-to-use brainwave biofeedback training. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 BrainTrain, Inc., is proud to announce the release of four new computerized “brain gyms” designed specifically for adults. BrainTrain´s Memory and Attention Gyms are unique in that they can be used in conjunction with...

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Math Skills
2013-05-17 11:38:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Oxford University researchers in a new study found that a weak electrical signal can help boost a person's mathematic skills over a period few months. The team wrote in the journal Cell Biology that their technique involves placing electrodes on the scalp of the head and applying random electrical noise to stimulate the part of the brain known to be involved in doing math. The technique, known as transcranial random noise...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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