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2014-04-07 23:27:02

Child and adolescent specialist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco brings more than 25 years of experience to Morris Psychological Group. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Morris Psychological Group is pleased to announce that clinical psychologist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco has joined the practice. Dr. Walco brings more than 25 years of experience treating a variety of mental health issues with a particular specialty in working with children and adolescents. “We are thrilled to have Dr....

2014-04-07 16:23:02

Skin cells use new molecule to send touch information to the brain In a study published in the April 6 online edition of the journal Nature, a team of Columbia University Medical Center researchers led by Ellen Lumpkin, PhD, associate professor of somatosensory biology, solve an age-old mystery of touch: how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures. Touch is the last frontier of sensory neuroscience. The cells and molecules that initiate...

2014-04-07 13:42:59

Chronic sleep deprivation previously linked to inflammation and higher stress levels Poor sleep doubles hospitalizations in heart failure, according to new research in nearly 500 patients presented today at EuroHeartCare 2014. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This year's meeting is organized jointly with the Norwegian Society of Cardiovascular Nurses. It takes...

2014-04-07 12:33:42

Contest for adults who struggle with organization PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire today announced the launch of the Organize Your Stuff contest, which is designed for adults who want help organizing their space and reducing clutter. The contest includes the support of expert organizer Monica Friel, president and founder of Chaos to Order, a respected professional organizing service. To enter, adults ages 18 and over can submit a photo to OrganizeYourStuffContest.com. The...

2014-04-05 23:00:28

Shane Michaels releases a review of Sleep Salon, a collection of brainwave entrainment MP3s that help people fall asleep easier and achieve better quality of sleep naturally. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Best Sleep Salon, a collection of audio sessions designed around brainwave entrainment research and technology to help people with sleep conditions fall asleep easier and also achieve a higher quality of rest, has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative...

2014-04-04 23:00:21

Shane Michaels releases a review of Nitrofocus, a powerful MP3 program than enhances mental focus, clarity, and motivation with scientific brainwave entrainment. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Nirofocus, a collection of powerful MP3 programs designed to help people work faster, feel more focused, and be more motivated throughout the day using proven brainwave entrainment sounds and technology has caught the attention of Shane Michaels prompting an investigative review. “Our...

2014-04-04 23:00:17

Shane Michaels releases a review of Brain Salon, a brainwave entrainment system created by Karl Moore and Justin Hammond to help people easily change their state of mind. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Brain Salon, a collection of powerful brainwave entrainment CDs created by Karl Moore and Justin Hammond to help people easily switch to various states of mind has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. Learn more about Brain Salon and the demo...

2014-04-04 12:33:59

Practicing your timing and rhythmicity can make you a more precise and stable golfer or soccer player. This is the result of findings from Umeå researcher Marius Sommer, who for four weeks has let experienced athletes perform specific rhythmic movements in time to a metronome. The results in his thesis show that improved motor timing of both female elite level soccer players and experienced male golfers leads to improved outcome accuracy, with associated changes in motor performance, as...

2014-04-04 11:00:50

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer. Gilroy and colleagues, in a March 24, 2014 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed what long had been suspected but long had eluded scientists: that calcium is involved in rapid plant cell communication. It's a finding that has...

Meditation Used As Object Of Medical Research
2014-04-03 16:12:27

Brown University Mindfulness is always personal and often spiritual, but the meditation experience does not have to be subjective. Advances in methodology are allowing researchers to integrate mindfulness experiences with brain imaging and neural signal data to form testable hypotheses about the science — and the reported mental health benefits — of the practice. A team of Brown University researchers, led by junior Juan Santoyo, will present their research approach at 2:45 p.m on...


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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