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July 10, 2014
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Im Winter geborene Männer sind häufiger Linkshänder

Ein Geburtsdatum im November, Dezember oder Jänner begünstigt bei Männern Linkshändigkeit. Während die genetischen Grundlagen der Händigkeit nach wie vor nicht vollständig geklärt sind, haben Forscher der Fakultät für Psychologie der Universität Wien nun indirekt einen hormonellen Mechanismus bestätigt, der … Continue reading

March 9, 2013
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Brown Unveils Novel Wireless Brain Sensor

In a significant advance for brain-machine interfaces, engineers at Brown University have developed a novel wireless, broadband, rechargeable, fully implantable brain sensor that has performed well in animal models for more than a year. They describe the result in the … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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A Neural Basis for Benefits of Meditation

Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain. In a new paper, Brown University scientists propose a neurophysiological framework to explain these clinical benefits. PROVIDENCE, … Continue reading

May 7, 2012
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Human Brain Evolution Tied to Partial Gene Copy That Blocks Original

A brain-development gene found exclusively in humans has an unusual evolutionary history and could contribute to what makes us distinctly human. Equally surprising, this is a partial gene created from an incomplete duplication of its “parent” gene in the prehistoric … Continue reading

March 7, 2012
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A Bird’s Song May Teach Us About Human Speech Disorders

*UCLA scientists identify 2,000 important genes* Can the song of a small bird provide valuable insights into human stuttering and speech-related disorders and conditions, including autism and stroke? New research by UCLA life scientists and colleagues provides reason for optimism. … Continue reading

December 4, 2011
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New Study to Test Unusual Hypothesis on Beta Brainwaves

Beta oscillations are tightly linked to Parkinson’s disease and the ability to process sensory information, such as touch. Two neuroscientists have brought their collaboration to Brown University and won funding from the National Science Foundation to see if they can … Continue reading