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2014-03-13 23:02:33

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. La Jolla, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important mechanism underlying sensory feedback that guides balance and limb movements. The finding, which the TSRI team uncovered in fruit flies, centers on a gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of...

2011-06-16 21:16:16

By taking advantage of a "body swap" illusion, researchers have captured the brain regions involved in one of the most fundamental aspects of self-awareness: how we recognize our bodies as our own, distinct from others and from the outside world. That self-perception is traced to specialized multisensory neurons in various parts of the brain that integrate different sensory inputs across all body parts into a unified view of the body. The findings, reported online on June 16 in Current...

2011-03-28 13:30:00

LONDON/>, March 28, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT (http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby/> to create the definitive guide to injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running, http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill...

2011-01-20 00:00:48

Foot and Ankle Expert Offers Winter Workout Advice Columbus, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 With freezing temperatures, it's easy to look at winter as a time to hibernate. But with a few precautions and a little planning, cold weather exercise can actually provide greater fitness benefits than indoor workouts. Dr. Thomas H. Lee, co-founder of FootSourceMD.com, is also a renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, an avid runner and an advocate for personal fitness. He offers the...

2010-12-15 14:40:43

Adding sensory feedback could help spinal cord injury patients operate computers, robots The performance of a brain-machine interface designed to help paralyzed subjects move objects with their thoughts is improved with the addition of a robotic arm providing sensory feedback, a new study from the University of Chicago finds. Devices that translate brain activity into the movement of a computer cursor or an external robotic arm have already proven successful in humans. But in these early...

2010-12-15 14:27:54

Study shows sensory feedback gives monkeys better control of computer cursors Monkeys moved thought-controlled computer cursors more quickly and accurately when provided with additional sensory feedback, according to a new study in the Dec. 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. While most brain-machine technologies rely only on visual feedback, this study demonstrated that these systems can be improved when users have additional input, such as a sense of the arm's position and motion, a...

2010-07-15 16:16:56

Scientists have discovered the part of the brain that tracks the position of our limbs as we move through space. When a mosquito lands on your hand, you can rapidly and effortlessly make a movement of the other hand to brush it away, even in darkness. But performing this seemingly simple action involves a surprisingly complex coordination of different types of sensory information in order for your brain to construct a constantly updated 'map' of the body in space. Now, scientists from UCL...

2010-06-15 14:11:31

Our brains contain a highly distorted model of our own bodies, according to new research by scientists at UCL (University College London). A study published today, which focussed on the brain's representation of the hand, found that our model of our bodies is out of sync with reality "“ with a strong tendency to think that the hands are shorter and fatter than their true shape. The results of the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that...

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2010-03-26 11:10:00

A Ph. D. student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has developed a series of sensors that could allow you to control electronic devices. The device, which is known as the "Skinput" system, involves using bio-acoustic sensors and a small projector that displays a menu, number pad, or similar device directly onto the surface of the skin. Software that comes with the system can be configured to detect different waves based on where the user touches, and then uses that...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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