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Natural Light In Your Office Can Improves Sleep, Physical Activity And Quality Of Life
2014-08-12 03:00:12

By Marla Paul, Northwestern University Office workers with more light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study highlights the importance of exposure to natural light to employee health and the priority architectural designs of...

2014-08-12 00:21:04

HELSINKI, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexstim (the "Company"), the world leader in Navigated Brain Stimulation, announces the appointment of Mikko Karvinen as its new Chief Financial Officer effective as of 18 August. Mr Karvinen (aged 37) started his career as a financial analyst at OP Bank Group, Vaisala Oyj (in Boston and Boulder, USA) and Automaster Oy. In 2009 he was appointed CFO at SSH Communications Security Oyj, a market leader in encrypted network...

2014-08-11 12:28:11

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Association announced today that it has awarded 21 new research grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to find treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grants were awarded to scientists from laboratories located in nine different states in the United States as well as from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO...

astronaut sleep deprivation
2014-08-09 04:53:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronauts tend to suffer from a significant amount of sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to liftoff and throughout the duration of their missions, the authors of a 10-year research project being hailed as the largest-ever analysis of sleep habits before and during space flight report in Friday’s edition of The Lancet Neurology. As part of the study, experts from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and...

2014-08-08 11:28:28

Emory University Physicists have identified a mechanism that may help explain Zipf’s law – a unique pattern of behavior found in disparate systems, including complex biological ones. The journal Physical Review Letters is publishing their mathematical models, which demonstrate how Zipf’s law naturally arises when a sufficient number of units react to a hidden variable in a system. “We’ve discovered a method that produces Zipf’s law without fine-tuning and with very few...

2014-08-08 11:16:03

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Study shows noticeable differences in brain function across the day Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers. The study, published online July 7th in the journal Psychology and Aging (ahead of print publication),...

2014-08-07 23:07:05

Highly Decorated Navy SEAL Raises Funds for TBI Treatment at Carrick Irving, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Over the next nine months, retired Navy Senior Chief Mike Day will be raising funds to provide his fellow wounded warriors with access to leading edge treatment programs for debilitating brain injuries. Mike Day served over twenty-one years in the SEAL Teams leading his men into battle. On his final mission in Iraq, Mike’s men stacked behind him as he led his team into a twelve by...

2014-08-06 23:06:52

Dr. Ethan Foxman, CEO of Jefferson Radiology and a practicing neuroradiologist who utilizes NeuroQuant in the assessment of neurodegenerative conditions joins CorTechs Labs Board of Directors. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 CorTechs Lab, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors, Dr. Ethan Foxman. Dr. Foxman received his Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. and his M.D. from Stanford University after which he completed fellowship training in...

2014-08-06 20:23:57

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapath LLC (www.Therapath.com),a leader in neuropathology laboratory services, has established normative values for two upper limb body sites that can now be used to evaluate 3mm punch skin biopsy specimens for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD). The additional body sites were determined in an IRB approved clinical study of normal adult subjects. The new biopsy sites are defined as the Proximal...

2014-08-05 23:11:30

Sports Brain has entered into a partnership with BrainWare SAFARI to deliver an online cognitive training program aimed at improving the mental performance of athletes at all levels of sports. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Sports Brain has entered into a partnership with BrainWare SAFARI to deliver an online cognitive training program aimed at improving the mental performance of athletes at all levels of sports. Sports Brain is a national organization based in Chicago...


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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