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visual cortex
2015-03-03 11:13:59

Scientists had long believed that the processing in our visual system is mostly done in the visual cortex at the back of the brain. However, a new study from a Vanderbilt University and Boston University has found that some significant processing actually occurs along the way – in the thalamus.

2015-03-02 12:28:05

New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers

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2015-03-01 12:25:23

Should brain imaging information be accessible to police officers, lawyers, or other investigators during a criminal investigation, and if so, will the brain be protected under the US Constitution?

extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.

2015-02-23 00:20:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb.

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2015-02-22 11:29:26

Are you talkin' to me? Researchers examined the Broca's area in the brain to further understand its role in speech production.

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2015-02-14 11:47:50

Researchers found that when gambling, monkeys will choose to know if they won or not over greater rewards. Wait, monkeys can gamble?

2015-02-11 23:08:23

11-year-old Boy’s Video Demonstrates Impressive Brain Skills Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2015 A student from Frisco, Texas has just been

'reset button' circadian clock
2015-02-08 09:03:18

The discovery of a new “reset” button for the brain’s master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for conditions like seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift and possibly even treat jet lag.

superagers
2015-02-05 16:49:11

Some people over the age of 80 demonstrate such sharp memories that scientists are eager to know just what it is that sets them apart from other people their age. Known as “SuperAgers,” this “cognitively elite” group displays memory capabilities similar to healthy people decades younger, and understanding the inner-workings of their brains could help to treat seniors who are less fortunate.


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Cerebellum
2013-07-29 09:48:00

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...

Midbrain
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...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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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.