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2014-08-25 16:26:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new level of awareness of ALS from the "Ice Bucket Challenge" should be directed at improving the quality of life for patients as well as finding a cure. Congress, however, has gone in the opposite direction, with incredibly cruel repercussions. "I'm using ModelTalker voice synthesizer for musical purposes," said Abramson. The intended use of the program is to allow patients with children to grow up hearing their natural...

gamma rhythm
2014-08-25 03:30:14

David Orenstein, Brown University In a new study researchers show that they could make faint sensations more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention. The study in mice, reported in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that the brain’s “gamma” rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch. By striking up the right rhythm in the right brain region at the right time, Brown University neuroscientists report that they...

2014-08-25 08:31:03

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five children in America struggles with hunger. Hunger not only impacts a child's health but also results in poorer academic performance and can ultimately have a lifelong effect on future development and success. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140823/139039 That is why from August 15(th) to October 15(th,) Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, the quick-casual fresh Mexican chain, is donating 20% of all proceeds from the sale...

2014-08-24 23:01:44

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "EEG/EMG Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electromyography (EMG) equipment is used to monitor electrical activity on the body. EEG measures the fluctuation in voltage resulting from the current flow of the brain while, EMG records the electrical activity...

business meeting food
2014-08-23 07:24:13

Mary Catt, Cornell University Bosses, do yourselves a favor. Spring for lunch at those late morning meetings with workers. Chances are, they’ll think more like team players when they’re not hungry as you power through the agenda, according to research presented by Emily Zitek, ILR School assistant professor, at the Academy of Management annual meeting in Montreal Aug. 6. “Hungry people think about themselves instead of others and focus on their own needs, which leads them to...

2014-08-22 12:25:43

In Memory of Jenifer Estess, Co-founder of Project A.L.S. BOSTON, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In memory of Jenifer Estess, who, with her sisters Valerie and Meredith, founded Project ALS 15 years ago, Harvard Business School Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management Practice, Robert Steven Kaplan, took the ALS "ice bucket challenge" yesterday at 4pm on Baker Beach. "Hi, I'm Rob Kaplan," he said, "and I'm taking the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)...

2014-08-21 12:30:01

Newly created position will pioneer novel technologies to investigate the workings of the brain SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science announces the appointment of Peter Saggau, Ph.D., as the Senior Director of Research Engineering. In this newly created position, Saggau will work closely with research scientists to create the new technologies required to investigate how the brain works. "Peter's innovative history in both technology and...

2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute, Smith will build on his years of expertise in studying the brain to better understand the mechanisms behind neural computation in the human cortex. "We are very fortunate to...

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

University of Montreal The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show – multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives....

Scientists Find That Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery In Mice
2014-08-21 03:19:57

By Bruce Goldman, Stanford University Medical Center When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated. These findings, which will be published online Aug. 18 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could...


Latest neuroscience Reference Libraries

Ethology
2013-09-30 13:43:45

Ethology, a sub-topic of zoology, is the study of animal behavior that focuses on behavior in natural settings, as opposed to behaviourism, which focuses on the behavior of animals in laboratory settings. The term “ethology” is based off the Greek word ethos, which means character. It was first made popular in 1902 by William Morton Wheeler, an American myrmecologist, but the term was actually suggested by John Stuart Mill in 1843 for use in associationistic psychology. Ethology can also...

Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

Genes, Brain and Behavior
2012-04-29 19:42:56

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule. Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months....

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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