Brigitte Naughton Staff Writer A team of UCSB and Yale researchers recently used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to view increased brain function in autistic children who received the behavioral therapy Pivotal Response Treatment. Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is a play-based, child-initiated treatment for autism that aims to improve […]
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A recent study conducted by scientists at UC Berkeley linked poor sleep habits and brain degeneration in the elderly with memory loss. The study focused on how older adults between the ages of 60 and 80 store memory during slow-wave nonrapid eye movement sleep. During non-REM sleep, considered the deepest […]
Physicists at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics recently designed a computer system that details characteristics of quantum entanglement, a state in which a pair of electron spins are entangled with one another. Entanglement occurs when particles, such as photons or electrons, interact with one another and then separate. Even […]
In light of last week’s warning at Sands Beach — which required beachgoers to avoid going within 50 feet of storm drains and creek mouths at the location — representatives from Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services have identified the cause of high bacteria levels to be runoff resulting from […]
A recent study conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau found that Santa Barbara County exceeded the national and Californian average for 2011 in percentage of commuters who bike to work. The annual study asked one out of every 35 households how each worker in the house of at least 16 […]