We're at APS all week, come by and test drive Google Glass!... come by the Cengage booth if you can't make these activities... we'll tweet out the times!

We’re at APS all week, come by and test drive Google Glass!… come by the Cengage booth if you can’t make these activities… we’ll tweet out the times!

Here’s what we are reading today:

“It’s well known that people marry folks who are like them,” said Benjamin Domingue, lead author of the paper and a research associate at CU-Boulder’s Institute of Behavioral Science. “But there’s been a question about whether we mate at random with respect to genetics.”

For the study, Domingue and his colleagues, including CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jason Boardman, used genomic data collected by the Health and Retirement Study, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.”

“The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease will increase from 5 million in 2014 to as many as 16 million by 2050. Memory impairments and other early symptoms of Alzheimer’s are often difficult to differentiate from the effects of normal aging, making it hard for doctors to recommend treatment for those affected until the disease has progressed substantial…”

 

The 'other doctor Freberg" is Karen Freberg an assistant professor of social media at the university of Louisville. Poor Karen, after demonstrating Google Glass all day, she took a three hour nap! Not to worry, she's ready to go today!!

The ‘other doctor Freberg” is Karen Freberg an assistant professor of social media at the university of Louisville. Poor Karen, after demonstrating Google Glass all day, she took a three hour nap! Not to worry, she’s ready to go today!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Our results can be interpreted two ways,” said Rebecca Knickmeyer, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine and lead author of the study published May 19 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. “Either SSRIs increase risk for Chiari type 1 malformations, or other factors associated with SSRI treatment during pregnancy, such as severity of depression itself, increase risk. Additional research into the effects of depression during pregnancy, with and without antidepressant treatment is urgently needed.”

“In a study published in the Journal of Memory and Language, Michael Vitevitch, KU professor of psychology, showed that research participants recognized these keywords more quickly and accurately than other words that were like the keywords in many respects except for their position in a network of 20,000 similar-sounding English words that he and colleagues created in 2008.”

“Looking at the activity of just one neuron in the brain doesn’t tell you how that information is being computed; for that, you need to know what upstream neurons are doing. And to understand what the activity of a given neuron means, you have to be able to see what downstream neurons are doing,” says Ed Boyden, an associate professor of biological engineering and brain and cognitive sciences at MIT and one of the leaders of the research team. “In short, if you want to understand how information is being integrated from sensation all the way to action, you have to see the entire brain.”

“According to Marcus Raichle (2010), some of the earliest indications that the brain was not exactly quiet during daydreaming or mind wandering came from observations made by Hans Berger, inventor of the EEG, in 1929. Berger wrote that the brain seemed to be “in a state of considerable activity” all the time, and not just during active wakefulness.”