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2011-09-22 07:00:00

Organization Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Education and Community Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Funds Researchers to Help Resolve Human/Lion Conflict Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Eli Weiss, the founder of the Wildize Foundation http://www.wildize.org, is in Botswana, Africa through October 14 to observe the organizationâs Conditioned Taste Aversion (CTA) field studies with captive lions on a private reserve there. Weiss, who arrived in Africa on...

2009-07-07 11:00:58

Fear is a powerful emotion and neuroscientists have for the first time located the neurons responsible for fear conditioning in the mammalian brain. Fear conditioning is a form of Pavlovian, or associative, learning and is considered to be a model system for understanding human phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.Using an imaging technique that enabled them to trace the process of neural activation in the brains of rats, University of Washington researchers...

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2008-12-26 09:10:00

Thanks to new imaging technology, scientists are able to see neurons that are critical to how people and animals learn from experience.Researchers at the University of Washington used a new imaging technique to examine the brains of rats that had been subjected to conditioned taste aversion training.  They were able to visualize individual neurons that were activated as a result of the experiment.  More than a century ago, Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned his dog to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.