It’s now or never: Visual events have 100 milliseconds to hit brain target or go unnoticed

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have defined a crucial window of time that mice need to key in on visual events. As the brain processes visual information, an evolutionarily conserved region known as the superior colliculus notifies other regions of the brain that an event has occurred. Inhibiting this brain region during a specific 100-millisecond window inhibited event […]

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This Kid Singing 'Let it Go' in Full 'Frozen' Costume in the Snow is Everything

So what did you do with your most recent snow day? Well, thanks for asking, I worked on my laptop from my porch wearing full snow gear and watching my son build a snowman while all of Nashville freaked out about two inches of flakes, because no rest for the working mom. The usual. What I did not do, however, […]

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Study answers when moderate to late preterm babies go home

“When is my baby going home?” is one of the first questions asked by families of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Now clinicians have a data-based answer. Moderate to late preterm babies (born at gestational age of 32 to 36 weeks) who have no significant medical problems on admission are likely to be discharged at 36 […]

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Shawn Johnson Says She Felt Like She Had 'Failed' When Her Labor Didn't Go As Planned

Shawn Johnson’s birth of her first child didn’t go as planned, and the Olympian feels seriously “guilty” about it. Nearly two weeks after welcoming her daughter, Drew Hazel, with husband Andrew East into the world, Johnson detailed her painful 22-hour labor in an Instagram post Thursday. In it, she explains that she chose to get an epidural and eventually a […]

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The science of mindfulness—What do we really know and where do we go?

The historical practice of mindfulness is a burgeoning integrated medicine field associated with benefits for people with issues ranging from insomnia to chronic pain and fueled by more than $550 million in federal funding over the past 20 years. Yet the evidence for impact on health from mindfulness is sometimes outpaced by popular discourse on the promise. The science, hype […]

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Ryan Reynolds: ‘I’m Going to Be So Needy’ When My Daughters Go to College

Let’s hope Gossip Girl is around in 15 years to give Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, updates on their daughters when they leave the nest! Though the couple’s kids are both under the age of 5, the Deadpool actor already knows he’s going to be a mess when the little ones go off to college. “I just think […]

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‘I’d go to a family function and not talk to anyone’: the social impact of hearing loss

Alan Edwards can still remember the day he heard clearly for the first time. “It was an overwhelming sense of calm,” Edwards says, remembering sitting on a park bench and laughing as he enjoyed the sounds he’d never heard before. Alan Edwards found himself feeling isolated when his hearing deteriorated. “It was really fascinating and amazing.” Having struggled with genetic, […]

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