Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sleep After Processing New Information is Most Effective

  Sleeping after studying is actually a good thing. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Notre Dame University studied 207 students who habitually slept for at least six hours per night. Participants were randomly assigned to study declarative, semantically … Continue reading

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Early Detection and Intervention in Psychosis Improves 10-Year Outcome

Early detection in first-episode psychosis confers advantages for negative, cognitive, and depressive symptoms after 1, 2, and 5 years, but longitudinal effects have been unknown. A new article  published in the American Journal of Psychiatry investigated the differences in symptoms … Continue reading

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CME Outfitters Celebrates Successes From the 37th Annual Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference

Attendance at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions 37th Annual Conference resulted in CME Outfitters receiving two NAMEC Awards and one Distinguished Member Award CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading provider for continuing medical education, celebrates its many … Continue reading

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Neuroimaging Taste

New research published in PloS One demonstrates that our perception of taste can be influenced by visual images of food.  Neuroimaging studies identified previously unknown brain mechanisms of visual-gustatory sensory interactions involved with food enjoyment. According to the researchers, there … Continue reading

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Experts Convene to Focus on Medication-Development Slowdown

This month the American Psychiatric Association assembled experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, venture-capital firms, advocacy groups, and government agencies to discuss the serious decline in the number of medications being developed to treat psychiatric illnesses. The summit was moderated … Continue reading

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Sleepy Pilots, Train Operators and Drivers

According to the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) 2012 Sleep in America® poll, the people we trust to take us or our loved ones from place to place struggle with sleep. It is the first poll to ask transportation professionals, including … Continue reading

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How The Brain Responds to Deceptive Advertising

According to new study by a North Carolina State University researchers and published in the Journal of Marketing Research, several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising. The study … Continue reading

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