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Size Of Animals Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control

Size Of Animal's Brain Matters When It Comes To Self-control

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley [ Watch The Video: Animal Self-Control Dependent On Brain Size ] Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel,...

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2014-04-24 23:04:57

Brain supplement company Cerebral Success, and its young founder Trevor Hiltbrand, pitches the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” this Friday, April 25th airing at 9 p.m. ET. Hiltbrand hopes to secure an equity investment and strategic partner to help his business scale to the masses. Provo, UT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Cerebral Success is already one of the leading brain supplements and currently sold exclusively online or by calling the company direct. The company has captured a large...

2014-04-23 09:42:49

Although some studies have suggested that the drug lorazepam may be more effective or safer than the drug diazepam in treating a type of epileptic seizures among children, a randomized trial finds that lorazepam is not better at stopping seizures compared to diazepam, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Status epilepticus is a prolonged epileptic seizure or seizures that occurs approximately 10,000 times in children annually in the United States....

2014-04-23 09:30:59

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviors critical for survival. New research by the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Physiology today [23 April], has identified a chain of neural connections which links central survival circuits to the spinal cord, causing the body to freeze when experiencing fear. Understanding how these central neural pathways work is a fundamental step towards developing effective treatments for...

2014-04-22 10:44:59

Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. "Rapid-eye-movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is not just a precursor but also a critical warning sign of neurodegeneration that can lead to brain disease," says associate professor and lead author Dr. John Peever. In fact, as many as 80 to 90 per cent of people with RBD will develop a brain disease."...

2014-04-21 12:27:11

Upsher-Smith-sponsored data to include the first presentation of pooled Phase 1 data on the adverse event profile of USL255 (Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules) MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), will highlight new pooled phase 1 data from studies in healthy adults comparing the adverse event profile of USL255 (Qudexy(TM) XR) with immediate-release topiramate in a poster presentation at the 66(th) Annual Meeting...

2014-04-18 15:34:37

A major challenge of systems biology is understanding how phenomena at the cellular scale correlate with activity at the organism level. A concerted effort has been made especially in the brain, as scientists are aiming to clarify how neural activity is translated into consciousness and other complex brain activities. One example of the technologies needed is whole-brain imaging at single-cell resolution. This imaging normally involves preparing a highly transparent sample that minimizes...

2014-04-17 09:49:59

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season. "I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about," said Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, published in PLOS ONE. "At this point we don't know the...

2014-04-17 08:26:54

New Book by World-Renowned Neuroradiologist Discusses How Lessons Learned from the Battlefield Can be Applied to the U.S. Home Front SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of...

2014-04-14 23:11:08

Everyday activities can improve brain fitness. Ace Medical Group doctor provides spring brain exercises. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "Everyone needs to realize how we are giving up brain activity by giving up everyday tasks," says Dr. Grewal, an Internal medicine physician and author of the book 'Dementia Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways,' a rare satirical on brain health. There are easy and routine ways of exercising one's brain. Here are some ways a...

2014-04-12 23:02:50

May 15 event was intended to raise public awareness and honor the 60,000 people in our community with epilepsy, but has been overshadowed by a debate between balloon manufacturers and vocal environmental groups. St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is modifying plans for its May 15 “Rise Above Seizures” balloon release. The event was intended to raise public awareness and honor the 60,000 people in our community with epilepsy, but has been...


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The cerebellum is a section of the brain that is most in charge of cognitive functions and motor skills. Formation and Orientation The cerebellum can be found at the bottom of the brain behind the pons and below that cerebral cortex under a layer of dura mater. It is considered as a part of the "hindbrain". The cerebellum is anatomically divided into two separate hemispheres, marked by the 'vermis', a small midline zone between the left and right hemispheres. But three lobes can be...

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2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

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