- Essential Tones Of Music Rooted In Human Speech
The use of 12 tone intervals in the music of many human cultures is rooted in the physics of how our vocal anatomy produces speech, according to researchers at the Duke University Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. The particular notes used in music sound ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2007 - 12:30pm
- The Link Between Brain Synapses And Schizophrenia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) researchers have identified a function of neuregulin1 (NRG1), a gene previously linked to schizophrenia but whose role in the disease was unknown. "We found that when this gene or this pathway is impaired," ex ...
Article - News Staff - May 27 2007 - 11:30pm
- Divorce Increases Risk Of Ritalin Use
Divorce puts children at higher risk of Ritalin use compared to kids whose parents stay together, says new research by a University of Alberta sociologist, who cautions that this doesn’t necessarily mean that divorce is harmful to a child. The study appear ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 1:29pm
- New Clues To Bipolar Disorder
Looking into the brain is yielding vital clues to understanding, diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder, according to findings being presented today at the Seventh International Conference on Bipolar Disorder. The first study, presented by Husseini K. Ma ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2007 - 9:38pm
- Researchers Reveal Structure Of Protein Altered In Autism
As a result of mapping the structure of the protein complex implicated in autism spectrum disorders, a research team led by scientists at University of California, San Diego have discovered how particular genetic mutations affect this complex and contribut ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2007 - 4:11pm
- Good Stereotyping: Helping Autistic Kids Learn
A University College London researcher says stereotypes can be a good thing for autistic kids. Autistic children are unable to understand individuals and why they do things but are better with understanding groups. Stereotyping was able to help them learn, ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 12:31pm
- Toward A Vaccine For Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists have provided new details about how proteins used to destroy bacteria and viruses may help treat Alzheimer’s disease. Gunnar K. Gouras, associate professor of neurology and neuroscience at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2007 - 12:35am
- Autistic Brains Can Be Trained To Recognize Visual And Vocal Cues
To understand the meaning of a conversation, kids automatically do what adults do —besides processing the meaning of words, they unconsciously “read” the expression on a person’s face and listen to their tone of voice, then integrate that information with ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2007 - 8:13pm
- Exercise Stimulates Brain Cells
Exercise has a similar effect to antidepressants on depression. This has been shown by previous research. Now Astrid Bjørnebekk at Karolinska Institutet has explained how this can happen: exercise stimulates the production of new brain cells. In a series o ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2007 - 6:22pm
- Ret Chip For The Diagnosis Of Hereditary Diseases Of The Retina Due Mid-July
The so-called Ret Chip, the world's first genetic chip to be produced for diagnosing hereditary diseases of the retina in a genetic examination, will become available in mid-July. The chip is the largest to be used to date for the diagnosis of human h ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2007 - 5:18am