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2014-06-17 12:52:24

University of Chicago Examining factors such as how much children gesture at an early age may make it possible to identify and intervene with very young children at risk for delays in speech and cognitive development, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. The research by leading early learning scientists looked at children from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from advantaged and disadvantaged families, and those who had suffered brain...

2014-06-17 12:45:26

Association for Psychological Science Exposure to information that diminishes free will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people's support for retributive punishment, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. People who learned about neuroscientific research, either by reading a magazine article or through undergraduate coursework, proposed less severe punishment for a hypothetical...

2014-06-17 10:58:53

University of California - San Diego Some neurons turn to neighbors to help take out the trash It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes...

2014-06-17 08:26:18

FRANKLIN, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craft Beer business is getting to be a busy, busy place. How can a brewery stand out amongst the crowd? By enhancing their shelf appeal so the beers catches the eye of the customer. The shiny metallic finish of VacuBRITE(®) paper makes graphics pop. Transparent inks can transform colors to beautiful jewel tone qualities that shimmer and reflectivity catches light. This results in creating interest to a customer standing in front of...

2014-06-17 08:25:33

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you can't stop yourself from yet one more costly trip to the mall, if you can't resist the urge to splurge, no matter wherever and whenever it strikes, hope is finally here. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118630 A just-published study by Dr. April Benson and colleagues indicates that a new form of psychological treatment can significantly decrease the severity and the frequency of compulsive buying behavior. Following...

2014-06-16 08:29:59

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inscopix, Inc. ("Inscopix") today announced the launch of its DECODE (Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease) Grant Program in response to President Obama's "all hands on deck" call to action for the BRAIN Initiative. Through the $ 1 Million DECODE Grant Program, Inscopix hopes to bolster extramural research efforts for investigating how aberrant neural circuit activity contributes to brain malfunction in a diverse range of neurological...

2014-06-12 12:26:20

One month in-store fundraiser, activated with compelling PSAs featuring Academy Award®-nominated actress and Hunger Is ambassador Viola Davis, launched a year-round effort to spotlight and address childhood hunger PLEASANTON and LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have announced they have raised more than $4.5 million in support of Hunger Is, a joint charitable initiative designed to...

2014-06-12 08:29:31

REHOVOT, Israel, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today, publication in PLOS ONE, of promising results from a study of its drug candidate DP-b99. The findings suggest that DP-b99 may prevent lasting alterations in neuronal function and pathological brain reorganization - a hallmark of numerous central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The data demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's drug candidates derived from D-Pharm's platform technology (MACs)...

2014-06-12 08:25:31

Seminar to explore intersection of technology, art and neuroscience NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starcom MediaVest Group and TED are partnering again to inspire and challenge audiences at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. This year's main stage presentation, "Beautiful Minds," will examine how advances in neuroscience are changing the fields of design and media. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117199 Understanding how we perceive others and...

2014-06-11 23:11:43

The article published in AIMS Neuroscience explains how cortical microcircuitry is conducive to column formation. The column is the information bit proposed in the Dimensional Systems Model as the basis for learning and memory. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Clinical neuropsychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., FACPN, FAACP, and cognitive psychologist Jarrod Moss, Ph.D., are the authors of an article on cortical columns in the explanation of gamma-band synchrony and NMDA receptors in...


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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