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2013-05-24 23:36:29

HVENT offers info session and free hearing screenings. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Summertime evokes thoughts of fun in the sun: picnics, pools, beaches and vacations. Sunscreen is on everyone´s summer shopping list but summer can be hazardous to more than your skin. Potential risks to your ears from loud sounds such as outdoor concerts, fireworks, lawn mowers and other motorized vehicles are everywhere as well as the impact of air travel and altitude changes which can cause...

2013-05-08 17:07:25

Smell and touch, sniffing and 'whisking,' are locked in sync When animals are on the hunt for food they likely use many senses, and scientists have wondered how the different senses work together. New research from the laboratory of CSHL neuroscientist and Assistant Professor Adam Kepecs shows that when rats actively use the senses of smell (sniffing) and touch (through their whiskers) those two processes are locked in synchronicity. The team's paper, published today in the Journal of...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

Eating With Your Eyes
2013-04-12 09:00:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been said that people “eat with their eyes” before taking their first bite of any meal and a new study presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) suggests that the eyes can be even more important than the tongue when it comes to perceiving the flavors of foods. "There have been important new insights into how people perceive food flavors," said Cornell...

Phantom Limb Sensations Replicated In Non-Amputees
2013-04-12 07:57:14

[ Watch the Video: Scientists Create Phantom Sensations in Non-Amputees ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many people who have had an arm or a leg amputated have described experiencing the sensation of having a “phantom limb,” a team of neuroscientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has managed to duplicate the phenomenon with people who have not had a limb amputated. Writing in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, lead author Arvid...

Challenging The Brain's Visual System In New Environments
2013-04-12 05:12:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When people escape from the grind of their day-to-day lives and travel to remote, tranquil places, they often claim to “turn off” their brains so that they can soak in the calm, relaxing environment. Despite how restful things might seem, however, new research from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California reveals that a person´s mind — and more specifically, their visual system — is working...

Brain Imaging May Provide First Objective Measure Of Pain
2013-04-11 12:28:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicians are often concerned about pain their patients may be experiencing, but without a way to quantify it, the experience of pain can be somewhat subjective and abstract. According to a new report in The New England Journal of Medicine, a group of American researchers has set out to determine how much pain a person is experiencing by looking at the brain´s reaction to it. Using Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...


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Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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