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2014-06-04 16:25:45

National Institutes of Health Awards the Allen Institute for Brain Science a $3.4 million grant to study the effect of Alzheimer's disease on brain-wide connections SEATTLE, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing research to better understand the complexities of the human brain, the Allen Institute for Brain Science is embarking on the first effort to map connectivity patterns across the whole brain in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, through its recent award of a...

2014-06-04 12:30:22

Congressman Fattah received an update on the transformative technological device that launched its clinical trials in his Philadelphia district and is now in trials at six VA hospitals around the country WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Washington last week, Congressman Fattah met with a United States Army veteran who was paralyzed from her waist down and is now successfully using ReWalk--a motorized exoskeleton suit--to stand and walk independently. The visit...

2014-06-04 12:28:51

HOUSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, in partnership with Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), is proud to announce that the UTHealth Mobile Stroke Unit has successfully transported and helped save the life of its very first patient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94043 The unit, which is the first and only of its kind in the nation treating patients, is a...

2014-06-03 23:14:22

Due to overwhelming response to the Natures Sleep photo contest in honor of National Photo Month, the mattress company has decided to extend the entry deadline. Thousands of entries have already come in for the contest, which calls for entries of photos illustrating why a person needs a good night of sleep. Davie, Florida (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 “We have been overwhelmed by the creative photos showing people tired from all sorts of reasons,” said Alan Hirschhorn, Vice President of...

Children See Improvement In Language When They Are Physically Fit
2014-06-03 13:56:12

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Physically fit children are not only healthier, they have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses while reading, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Illinois. The findings were published in the Brain and Cognition journal. Although the research doesn’t prove that higher fitness directly effects the changes in the electrical activity in the brain, it does offer a mechanism to explain why...

2014-06-03 08:31:20

LOS ANGELES, June 03, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch(TM) eTNS(TM) System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that Ian A. Cook, M.D., has joined NeuroSigma on June 1, 2014 as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Dr. Cook is a physician and bioengineer who has been an innovator in medical therapeutics and...

2014-06-02 23:11:41

Dr. Dave Hagedorn of Evoke Neuroscience to speak at leading conference on future advanced medical technology needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies within the state NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Evoke Neuroscience, Inc., the human performance engineering company, today announced that Dr. Dave Hagedorn, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Evoke Neuroscience, will speak at the 2014 NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review, which takes place June 5 at...

Turning Memory Off And On In Rats To Aid Alzheimer's Research
2014-06-02 14:18:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Memory is, it could be said, one of the most important keys in the propagation of a species. Without memory, one would be unable to recall fear of a predator or recognize a situation that promises a reward, such as food or an optimal mating situation. There is a flip-side to the coin of memory, too, however. A particularly traumatic experience can too easily be remembered given an environmental catalyst. Losing memory, as is the case...

2014-06-02 12:26:06

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Wake Up Nashville! takes center stage in Music City to celebrate Nashville's renowned music culture and to spread greater awareness about narcolepsy. This devastating, lifelong sleep disease affects 200,000 Americans and millions worldwide. Host Wake Up Narcolepsy (WUN) (www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org), a nonprofit narcolepsy advocacy foundation, once again brings to the iconic Bridge Building an...

2014-06-01 23:02:06

Partnership With Isnr to Fund Cognitive Training/Neurofeedback Study Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 BrainTrain is pleased to announce that it is offering a $2500 research grant through the ISNR Research Foundation to fund a study comparing the efficacy of cognitive training to that of neurofeedback. ISNR, the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, is an organization devoted to the promotion of clinical practice, educational applications, and research in applied...


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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