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2014-08-27 12:31:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, announced today that researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded $260,810 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund early concept brain research. Fattah is a top appropriator on the subcommittee responsible for funding NSF. The project, "Microetching of the Human Brain," will attempt to create the most comprehensive...

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder Could Affect 1 In 7
2014-08-27 03:46:18

American Academy of Neurology A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published in the August 26, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion or inappropriate behavior, such as answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm, during or following arousals from sleep,...

2014-08-27 08:32:50

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Solutions, Inc. (OTC - VOIS), is pleased to unveil the images of the first mobile EEG / BCI device worn on your ear. Like a common Bluetooth cellular device, the product is worn around the ear, with a single dry sensor receiving EEG signals from within the ear. This creates a very mobile product that is extremely user-friendly. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140322 The Company has secured a patent pending status on the...

2014-08-26 23:13:02

New Brain Training Program Tailored to Meet the Needs and Preferences of the Boomer Generation Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Dakim, Inc., a leader in the development of clinically proven brain fitness programs, has just released a new online brain training program aimed specifically at Boomers, for whom, according to a 2012 AARP survey, "leeping their mind sharp" is their number one priority. “For those of us over 50, warning signs like forgetting why we walked...

2014-08-26 23:04:44

University City Science Center and Monell Chemical Senses Center Partner to Bring Scent-based Installation to Esther Klein Gallery Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The human nose can detect a trillion different odors, some of which will be featured at A Big Stick of Confidence, a scent-based installation by Canadian artist Clara Ursitti at the University City Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which is jointly presented by...

2014-08-26 23:01:08

Judi Hubbard has cared for numerous ALS patients in her career as a physical therapist and now it will be a labor of love for her husband Tom, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2012. Their Ice Bucket Challenge video inspired ACC to make a $2,500 donation to the ALS Association in support of the Inland Empire Walk to Defeat ALS. Orange County, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 American Career College faculty member Judi Hubbard, MSPT has enjoyed a successful career as a physical...

2014-08-26 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, August 26, The ALS Association has received $88.5 million in donations compared to $2.6 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 26). These donations have come from existing donors and 1.9 million new donors to The Association, which is incredibly grateful for this tremendous outpouring of support. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131211/MM32178LOGO ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's...

Cardiovascular Health Linked To Cognitive Changes As We Age: Study
2014-08-26 03:22:58

University of Montreal Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research Centre. "Our body's arteries stiffen with age, and the vessel hardening is believed to begin in the aorta, the main vessel coming out of the heart, before reaching the brain. Indeed, the hardening may contribute to...

How To Find Simplicity In The Brain
2014-08-26 03:02:11

Carnegie Mellon University Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number manyfold. However, simply recording the neural activity does not automatically lead to a clearer understanding of how the brain works. In a new review paper published in Nature Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University's Byron M. Yu and Columbia University's John P. Cunningham describe the...

How Neurons Respond To Sequences Of familiar Objects
2014-08-26 03:43:44

Carnegie Mellon University The world grows increasingly more chaotic year after year, and our brains are constantly bombarded with images. A new study from Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, reveals how neurons in the part of the brain responsible for recognizing objects respond to being shown a barrage of images. The study is published online by Nature Neuroscience. The CNBC researchers...


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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