- Mafia Behavior In Cowbirds
"The Sopranos" have some competition-- brown-headed cowbirds. Cowbirds have long been known to lay eggs in the nests of other birds, which then raise the cowbirds’ young as their own. Sneaky, perhaps, but not Scarface. Now, however, a University ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2007 - 5:30pm
- Does Tooth-brushing Cause Epilepsy Seizures?
Tooth-brushing may trigger seizures in certain people with epilepsy, and researchers say lesions in a specific part of the brain may be a cause in some people, according to an article published in the March 6, 2007, issue of Neurology®, the scientific jou ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 1:14am
- UGA Research Shows Rats Are Capable Of Reflecting On Mental Processes
Let’s say a college student enters a classroom to take a test. She probably already has an idea how she will do—knowledge available before she actually takes out a pencil. But do animals possess the same ability to think about what they know or don’t know ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2007 - 1:54pm
- Study Suggests Wearing No-line Bifocals Slows Myopia Progression In Some Children
Certain children who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses show signs of slower progression of myopia than those who wear more conventional lenses according to a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). The s ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 1:05am
- Why Quantum Mechanics Can't Explain Consciousness
Quantum mechanics can't explain consciousness and I am going to explore why. The reason I bring this up is that many people seem to be worried that the mounting evidence that the brain generates the mind implies that free will can not exist. Of cours ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 19 2007 - 6:37pm
- Postnatal Health And Sexual Problems Persist One Year After Delivery
Nearly one in three women still experience painful sexual intercourse a year after their baby is born and more than half have at least one sex-related health problem, according to research in the March issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing. 482 women who h ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 9:07am
- Brain Science Podcast Explores How Neurons Communicate
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 23 2007 - 5:07pm
- Possible Genetic Link To Schizophrenia Identified
Several neurological and psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, alcoholism, and Parkinson’s disease, are associated with changes in the brain that affect the nerves that communicate with each other through the naturally-produced chemical dopamine ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2007 - 6:05pm
- The Formation Of Social Memories
Is there a specific memory for events involving people? Researchers in the Vulnerability, Adaptation and Psychopathology Laboratory (CNRS/University Paris VI France) and a Canadian team at Douglas Hospital, McGill University (Montreal), have identified th ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2007 - 11:21pm
- Low-fat Diet Can Induce Stress, Study Says
Changing one's diet to lose weight is often difficult. There may be physical and psychological effects from a changed diet that reduce the chances for success. With nearly 65% of the adult population currently classified as overweight or obese and wi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2007 - 3:16pm