Latest neuroscience Stories

2014-09-09 23:00:26

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study that appears online, September 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new magnetic...

2014-09-09 08:29:02

NYC start-up offers advertisers and creatives new brain-imaging tools to test content NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Producers of TV and online video advertisements, movies, trailers, and TV shows now have a new method to pre-test whether viewers will tune in or tune out, after Manhattan-based Neuromatters released Cognitive Capture, a tool based on the latest neuroscience research for measuring and predicting audience attention. And for once, this neuroscience technique...

2014-09-08 23:12:12

Conference to focus on diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of neurological disorders. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), one of the region’s pre-eminent neurological facilities, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City will present the Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute 2014 Symposium on Sept. 19, 2014...

2014-09-08 23:11:33

Health professionals are invited to attend an online presentation on September 23, 2014, in which Dr. Paul G. Swingle will discuss the use of neurofeedback as an aid in the assessment and treatment of ADHD. An EEG assessment helps to differentiate ADD/ADHD from other conditions that present in a similar fashion, however, are quite different from simple attentional or hyperactive issues. London, England (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to sponsor...

2014-09-08 08:30:17

SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neurocritical Care Society is honored to announce General Hugh Shelton as the Keynote speaker for their 12(th) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. General Shelton is a distinguished leader who served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997-2001. He and his wife Carolyn founded the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military NeuroTrauma Foundation with the goal of significantly improving survival for injured soldiers. Learn...

Can Loss Of Sleep Affect Your Brain Size?
2014-09-04 03:40:25

American Academy of Neurology Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a study published in the September 3, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep has been proposed to be "the brain's housekeeper", serving to repair and restore the brain. The study included 147 adults 20 and 84 years old. Researchers examined the link between sleep difficulties, such as having trouble falling...

Hans Schroder
2014-09-04 03:45:36

Hans Schroder, Jason Moser, Andy Henion / Michigan State University Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant or did they acquire their intelligence through effort? No one knows for sure, but telling people the latter – that hard work trumps genes – causes instant changes in the brain and may make them more willing to strive for success, indicates a new study from Michigan State University. The findings suggest the human brain is more receptive to the message that...

2014-09-03 23:08:52

Cellular renewal, anti-aging skin formulas, Brain Vitality CD and book, and other products for staying young are on sale for the month of September. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 As summer comes to a close and a new season begins, ChangeYourEnergy.com wants to support healthy changes with discounts on products for looking and feeling young throughout all the seasons of life. CYE knows that keeping an optimistic mind, healthy digestion, sleeping well and exercise are key to looking and...

2014-09-02 12:29:09

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLegend, Inc. (BioLegend) acquired the shares of Covance Antibody Services Inc., a business unit of Covance, located in Dedham, Massachusetts, on August 29, 2014. The Covance Antibody business unit develops and manufactures antibodies and research reagents for Neuroscience, Immunopathology, Cell Biology, Epitope Tags, and Immunohistochemistry Detection. These products, including In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) antibodies for IHC, are well-suited to...

Brain's Motor Areas Can Directly Turn Down Hearing
2014-09-02 03:06:42

Duke University When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart deep in the brain. Indeed, indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise...

Latest neuroscience Reference Libraries

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...

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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