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Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless’ Exploding Head Syndrome Study Covered in Guardian Story

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Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently mentioned by the Guardian as a world expert in the study of Exploding Head Syndrome.

The article’s authors—Christopher French, Alice M. Gregory, and Dan Denis—include a call to action for people who have experienced Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS) to contact them. “We are hoping to carry out a large-scale survey of EHS. We’re also interested in the equally intriguing phenomenon of sleep paralysis, which involves a temporary period of paralysis occurring between sleep and wakefulness.”

According to the article, EHS sounds can include explosions and other types of loud noise including gunshots, fireworks, thunder, doors slamming, clapping, shouting, and the clash of cymbals.

Results from the survey will be published in scientific journals, presented at conferences and publicized via the media, according to the authors. “In this way, we hope to make progress in learning more about the nature of such sleep-related anomalies. Just as importantly we want to help to reassure those who suffer from them that, although such episodes may be terrifying, they are essentially harmless.”

Read the full article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/oct/31/what-is-exploding-head-syndrome

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Earn Your Higher Ed Degree in the Nation’s Capital

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Students at Argosy University, Northern Virginia in Arlington, Virginia take advantage of all that Washington, D.C. has to offer—from the Smithsonian Institution, which includes numerous museums, to the National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of African Art. The area’s rich cultural mix earned the D.C. metropolitan area the nickname “the melting pot.”

Argosy University, Northern Virginia offers program areas ranging from Clinical Psychology to Human Resource Management, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Human Services, and Information Technology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules—and advance in their professional careers. “I wanted to be able to complete my degree while still having time for my family and work. Argosy University's blended schedule seemed to fit what I was looking for perfectly,” said Mike Harvey, who in 2012 earned a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the school.

Once admitted to the Northern Virginia campus, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

Arlington is known as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. But Arlington also has a culturally and ethnically diverse population that offers great variety in cuisine, cultural events, and shopping. There's also an extensive county park system with more than 80 miles of bicycle and jogging trails.

Regional destinations include the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam and Korean War memorials, and the Capitol Building. Bus, train, and walking tours are offered to guide you through the city, and when you get hungry, there’s cuisine from every corner of the earth to choose from.

College students in Washington D.C. also enjoy watching the area’s professional sports teams, theatrical and musical entertainment, beautiful parks, and cultural events.

Click on the links below to learn more about Argosy University, Northern Virginia’s academic programs. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209.

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See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Argosy University Class of 2016 Graduation

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That moment when you realize that all of your hard work paid off - no one can take it away from you and you are so proud of your Argosy University educational journey! That just happened! ...


Argosy University, Tampa, Washington, D.C., and Twin Cities campuses all had their fall graduation ceremonies this past Saturday, October 1. Both their ground students and online students walked in these ceremonies. Stay tuned for their videos, success story features, and photos of this amazing day! Class of 2016! Congratulations to all!

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