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21 March 2011 | By James Verrinder US— Neuromarketing agency NeuroFocus has launched a new wireless headset to measure respondents’ brainwave activity in more natural settings, both in and out of home. The Mynd headset has been in development for the past three years. Previously NeuroFocus relied on wired technology (see here ).
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For the first time in 27 years, researchers have released new criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. With tests to pick up the earliest stages of the disease not yet ready for widespread use, the new guidelines will have little immediate impact on patients, but they are intended to provide a framework for research and to hopefully prepare clinicians for the day when effective treatments become available. The guidelines, released today by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia , reflect the growing understanding that the neurological damage of Alzheimer's begins years, even decades, before symptoms appear and that future treatments will probably work best when started as early as possible.
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In case you missed it, I had a guest post this week in Nature's SpotOn NYC series on Communication and the Brain (#BeBraiNY), held in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week. The theme concerned the challenges of engaging the public's interest in cognitive sciences, and communicating the knowns (and unknowns) of brain disorders:In the current funding climate of budget cuts and sequestration, there’s a wide latitude between overselling the immediate clinical implications of "imaging every spike from every neuron" in the worm C. elegans (as in the proposed Brain Activity Map Project) and… <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Printer-friendly version On December 2nd, 2009 we began slicing the brain of the amnesic patient H.M. into giant histological sections. The brain specimen was frozen and sectioned whole during one continuous session that lasted approximately 53 hours.