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2014-07-31 04:42:59

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study conducted at the City College of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Georgia Tech looks to have found a highly reliable way to predict audience reaction to TV shows and commercials. The method involves studying the brainwaves of only a few individuals as they watch the content. According to the researchers, these observations of brain activity reflect with considerable accuracy how larger audiences will respond to the same...

2014-07-30 10:23:14

Salk Institute Salk scientists show that the little-known supportive cells are vital in cognitive function When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These waves are called gamma oscillations and they reflect a symphony of cells—both excitatory and inhibitory—playing together in an orchestrated way. Though their role has been debated, gamma waves...

2014-07-29 23:11:38

Luxurious Egyptian cotton duvets and shams are made from a pattern of woven words reminding one to relax, sleep and breathe for the ultimate unique sleep experience. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Guests at Napa Valley's quintessential luxury resort, Auberge du Soleil, will be indulged in a new sleep experience. The top of each luxurious resort bed is adorned with soothing INTENTIONS™ Linens by Peacock Alley. These expertly crafted, 100% Egyptian cotton white duvets and pillow...

2014-07-29 23:02:33

The NIH awarded NJIT’s Sergei Adamovich and Rutgers colleague Eugene Tunik, Ph.D., PT, $1.3 million to continue helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Helping people recover from the debilitating effects of a stroke is an immensely complex challenge that requires deep knowledge of neurophysiology as well as effective therapy. Advancing such knowledge to improve therapeutic options and outcomes has been the primary focus of...

2014-07-29 12:35:50

COCONUT CREEK, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyson International Inc. (OTC Pink: GYSN), developer of an innovative, patented topical delivery technology targeting the multi-billion dollar cosmetics and OTC pharmaceutical industries, today announced that Harvey Tauman, the Company's Chairman and CEO, passed away this morning unexpectedly. Mr. Tauman was 73 years old. He had been hospitalized recently for treatment of respiratory failure. The Board of Directors issued the...

2014-07-24 23:07:46

This summer 365 Home Warranty has started a nonprofit partnership with Move for Hunger. $2.00 of every customer purchase, with Move for Hunger designated as the non-profit recipient, will be donated to the organization by the 365 Home Warranty team. Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Social responsibility and giving back to the community is one of 365 Home Warranty’s top priorities. In 2014, 365 Home Warranty has confirmed a nonprofit partnership with Life Vest Inside and is now...

2014-07-24 23:04:15

The Biofeedback Federation of Europe has just become a worldwide distributor for Zukor's Grind feedback game. The product allows biofeedback and neurofeedback practitioners to provide clients with a more engaging feedback experience while training. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with game development company Zukor Interactive. The agreement provides for collaboration between the two groups to offer...

2014-07-23 23:19:55

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000...

2014-07-23 23:19:41

Representatives from Thought Technology Ltd. will be on hand at the upcoming APA Conference in Washington, DC to demonstrate their new Stress Control software package and ProComp Infiniti physiological monitoring system. The meeting takes place August 7-10, 2014. Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Thought Technology's new Stress Control Suite is a set of simple tools, designed to help clinicians do biofeedback therapy with clients, even if they have little or no experience with...

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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