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Research project on risk taking behaviour in teenagers

Research project on risk taking behaviour in teenagers

By looking at 40 different factors in a 14 year old teens, including brain structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can predict with 70% accuracy who will go on to develop binge drinking within the next two years. [More]
UCLA project receives $15M to restore lost memory functions in brain-injured people

UCLA project receives $15M to restore lost memory functions in brain-injured people

The UCLA Program in Memory Restoration has been awarded up to $15 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a four -year project aiming to help brain-injured people restore lost memory functions. [More]
VLSM provides more accurate prognosis of motor recovery from chronic stroke

VLSM provides more accurate prognosis of motor recovery from chronic stroke

Many studies have examined motor impairments using voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM), but few are reported regarding the corresponding relationship between cerebral cortex injury and lower limb motor impairment analyzed using this technique. [More]
Researchers examine link between full moon and sleep

Researchers examine link between full moon and sleep

A Swiss research study conducted last year showed that the full moon affects sleep. The findings demonstrated that people average 20 minutes less sleep, take five minutes longer to fall asleep and experience 30 minutes more of REM sleep, during which most dreaming is believed to occur. [More]
Brain uses varying strategies to filter out distractions

Brain uses varying strategies to filter out distractions

You know the feeling? You are trying to dial a phone number from memory… you have to concentrate…. then someone starts shouting out other numbers nearby. [More]
Study shows how psychedelic drug alters brain activity to produce unusual psychological effects

Study shows how psychedelic drug alters brain activity to produce unusual psychological effects

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. [More]
New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research examines brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms

New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. [More]

SkyeTek releases latest Ultra High Frequency module, the SkyeModule Nova

SkyeTek, Inc., the leader in RFID Solutions and HF and UHF Reader Technology, today announced the release of their latest Ultra High Frequency module, the SkyeModule Nova. [More]
Brain activation differences hint at developing course of bipolar disorder

Brain activation differences hint at developing course of bipolar disorder

Results of an activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis highlight the differences and similarities in brain activation between youths and adults with bipolar disorder. [More]
Paralyzed man can move fingers and hand with his own thoughts

Paralyzed man can move fingers and hand with his own thoughts

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. [More]
UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers use portable device to map brain activity responses during cognitive activities

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple memorization tasks. [More]

Researchers develop new model of neural network

A newly-developed, highly accurate representation of the way in which neurons behave when performing movements such as reaching could not only enhance understanding of the complex dynamics at work in the brain, but aid in the development of robotic limbs which are capable of more complex and natural movements. [More]
Children may benefit from targeted treatments specific to pediatric brain activity

Children may benefit from targeted treatments specific to pediatric brain activity

A new study from Bradley Hospital has found that bipolar children have greater activation in the right amygdala - a brain region very important for emotional reaction - than bipolar adults when viewing emotional faces. [More]
Study reveals possible biological link between musical training and improved brain executive functioning

Study reveals possible biological link between musical training and improved brain executive functioning

A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults, report researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. [More]
Stress may accelerate cognitive decline later in life

Stress may accelerate cognitive decline later in life

A new study published in the June 18 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience adds to a body of evidence suggesting stress may accelerate cognitive decline later in life. [More]
Excessive abuse of alcohol causes structural damage at molecular level to the brain

Excessive abuse of alcohol causes structural damage at molecular level to the brain

Joint research between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Nottingham has identified, for the first time, the structural damage caused at a molecular level to the brain by the chronic excessive abuse of alcohol. [More]

Human mind can rapidly absorb new information by synchronization of brain waves

The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain waves across different brain regions, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. [More]
Researchers create three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in a dish

Researchers create three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in a dish

Using a type of human stem cell, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory, which notably includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light, the first step in the process of converting it into visual images. [More]
MRI shows signs of brain injury in moderate and late preterm babies

MRI shows signs of brain injury in moderate and late preterm babies

Babies born 32 to 36 weeks into gestation may have smaller brains and other brain abnormalities that could lead to long-term developmental problems, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Late-life depression could become major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's

Late-life depression could become major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's

Many people develop depression in the latest stages of life, but until now doctors had no idea that it could point to a build up of a naturally occurring protein in the brain called beta-amyloid, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. [More]