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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...

sleep disturbances with age
2014-08-21 05:23:23

Bonnie Prescott, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center A group of neurons are found to function as a 'sleep switch' in the brain As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess...

2014-08-19 23:12:20

One in Four Children will Face a Mental Health Issue During Childhood. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is well known for our highly-respected, intensive psychiatric residential treatment center. Recently, Orchard Place Campus Admissions director Lori Dawson-weeks, shared how the program has become so successful and tips for parents who are struggling with a child with severe mental health issues. Psychiatric Medical...

2014-08-19 23:08:02

Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders hosts facility tour and continuing education seminar for attendees of NCAD 2014. St. Loius, MO (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is proud to support the 2014 National Conference on Addiction Disorders and Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit by being a treatment center tour sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, Castlewood Treatment Center is hosting a tour of its St. Louis facility and leading a...

2014-08-19 16:29:26

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group joined the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 18 to raise funds for the non-profit ALS Association. BHG started with a $5,000 donation to the Upstate New York chapter of the ALSA and pledged an additional $10 to the national organization for every healthcare professional that takes the challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO "For...


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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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