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language and speech development
2014-09-17 04:17:09

Two separate, recently published studies are shedding new light on how humans developed the ability to produce and understand speech, and what factors contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Prefrontal Cortex Controls Habits
2012-10-30 19:33:47

Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits.

2010-06-09 21:40:38

Patterns of activity in circuits evolve as our behaviors become more habitual.

2010-01-20 14:46:38

Researchers can predict your performance on a video game simply by measuring the volume of specific structures in your brain, a multi-institutional team reports this week.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.