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I knew all about the magazine Scientific American. However, I was very surprised when I discovered a Scientific American Mind magazine that focuses on behavior, brain science and insights . In this month's edition, an excellent article about narcissism and the postives of this "abnormality." Also a fascinating article on Psychopaths and how they look at problem solving from outside

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I "lifted" this informative editorial from the website of the American Academy of Audiology. The authors are Jackie Clark, PhD, a clinical associate professor at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas; Douglas L. Beck, AuD, the Web content editory with the American Academ of Audiology; and Walter Kutz, MD., assistant professor, Department of Otolaryngology, at the University

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Netflix has settled a lawsuit brought by the National Association of the Deaf and has agreed to caption all of its on-line streaming video content by the end of September of 2014. In addition, Netflix agreed to pay attorney fees. Netflix will caption 90% of its existing material by the end of September, 2013 and all material will be captioned

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I braved the mall today to look for a pair of chocolate brown pants (which are the wrong color for this year) and came up empty handed. However, I discovered a gem of a store called Marbles, The Brain Store, which is a franchise for games to improve mental processes. The games are geared for children and for adults. I

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Isn't it funny how you know something is true but no one believes it until there is a "scientific" study performed that verifies it? I kind of felt that way this week when I read about a study indicating that children with reading problems, specifically dyslexia,   can benefit from FM Hearing Systems.  According to Nina Kraus, Ph.D., principal investigator

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Another study was released in the New England Journal of Medicine confirming that scientists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimers . This gene also seems to harm memory and thinking in older people without dementia. Perhaps looking for a way to pinpoint those at risk has merits. Some neurologists and ENTs

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Now I am a headache person. Always have been. And in my 30s and 40s I got sinus headaches,migraines and cluster headaches. Diagnosing the type of headache I was having, determined the specific medication I used. Imagine my dismay at this new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston that there was an increased risk of hearing loss in

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Even the legal system is being bombarded with brain information. In many cases where the defendant has suffered some sort of brain injury or trauma , defense attorneys are bringing MRIs and CT scans into court for the jury to examine. And the courts are unsure how to handle this information. Was the crime committed because of impaired reasoning ability

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There is ongoing discussion in the medical community if the adult's auditory processing ability can point to those who will be developing Alzheimers and dementia. Acccording to several studies, certain auditory processing tests accurately identified those who would be developing Alzheimers. However, the medical community is certainly divided on this. It wasn't a perfect identification and was not based on

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Many people look at their brand new infant as a miniature adult, but nothing could be farther from the truth. We are learning more and more about the development of the brain and the organization that must be "finished" after the child is born.  In a recent report by Leibold and Werner (2012), intensity processing does not reach maturity intil 

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