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Shut Up Gun? New Device Forces Others To Be Quiet
2012-03-03 06:05:50

Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking. According to Martin Robinson of the Daily Mail, the device uses a technique known as Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) to render a person speechless. Essentially, it uses a microphone to detect speech, and then shoots the same noise back to the source -- the person who said it -- two-tenths of a second later. He says that...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

HCRI stuttering therapy enabled Major C. Mark Brown, Salvation Army chief development officer, to effectively advance the organization´s mission. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 HCRI stuttering therapy enabled Major C. Mark Brown, Salvation Army chief development officer, to effectively advance the organization´s mission. The Salvation Army´s red kettles and bell ringers have become icons of the holiday season, as the nearly 150-year-old organization seeks...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

The behavioral stuttering therapy and technology-driven tools provided by Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI â“ http://www.stuttering.org), a non-profit center specializing in stuttering research and therapy innovation, are in lockstep with growing consumer trends for more do-it-yourself health management and monitoring. Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The behavioral stuttering therapy and technology-driven tools provided by Hollins Communications...

2011-11-23 11:57:44

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have obtained new evidence that at least some persistent stuttering is caused by mutations in a gene governing not speech, but a metabolic pathway involved in recycling old cell parts. Beyond a simple association, the study provides the first evidence that mutations affecting cellular recycling centers called lysosomes actually play a role in causing some people to stutter. “This was extremely unexpected,”...

2011-11-10 08:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI â“ http://www.stuttering.org), a leading center for stuttering research and therapy innovation, accomplishes another milestone in the non-profitâs 39-year history, as the number of stuttering therapy program graduates exceeds the 6,000 mark this week. (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI â“ http://www.stuttering.org), a leading center for stuttering...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI - http://www.stuttering.org), a leader in stuttering research and treatment innovation, launches a multifaceted initiative that makes stuttering therapy more affordable during these challenging financial times. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Unemployment and the continuing drain on consumersâ wallets during the countryâs turbulent economy have caused many people to cancel life-enhancing therapies and medical...

2011-10-17 07:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI â“ http://www.stuttering.org), a leading center for stuttering research and therapy innovation, has extended its fluency-training iPhone/ iPod Touch app software to run on Apple iPads, adding to the nonprofit Instituteâs wide range of technologically advanced stuttering therapy tools for clients. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) October 17, 2011 Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI â“...

2011-08-15 15:13:59

New study shows auditory-motor integration located in a different part of the brain Hearing Beethoven while reciting Shakespeare can suppress even a King's stutter, as recently illustrated in the movie "The King's Speech". This dramatic but short-lived effect of hiding the sound of one's own speech indicates that the integration of hearing and motor functions plays some role in the fluency (or dysfluency) of speech. New research has shown that in adults who have stuttered since childhood the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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