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2015-04-19 12:31:32

A recent study has demonstrated that physical differences in the brain are also observable, and made the link between brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income.

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2015-04-13 11:13:46

There have been countless stories over the years of people who have gone through near-death experiences, ranging from tales of floating above their own hospital beds to traveling towards a heavenly bright light, but are these simply due to chemical changes in the body?

2015-04-08 23:11:21

Brain Bright reviews have been popping up all over the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this supplement that provides the brain various nutrients that are essential for

when to kill
2015-04-08 10:55:29

When playing Call of Duty or any other kind of shoot-em-up game, you may (or may not) feel a slight twinge of guilt when killing an “innocent civilian".

brain-gut connection
2015-04-08 09:25:08

Little hint: Because it'll leave you feeling like the girl above.

brain heart
2015-04-07 09:39:00

Commonly held theories about the moments just before death suggest that a person’s systems begin to slow down as the heart stops beating, ending blood flow to the body, but a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School suggests otherwise.

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2015-04-05 09:42:33

Researchers have found a way to artificially link unrelated memories, and this development could lead to treatments for PTSD.

neurons wikipedia
2015-03-31 15:25:49

Extensive research has been conducted about the 300 different kinds of neurons in the brain and their function, but this information has been spread across tens of thousands of research papers.

2015-03-31 00:23:16

BigNeuron project will 'bench-test' algorithms on large-scale datasets to define the best 3D methods of reconstructing individual neurons SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

brain-controlled devices
2015-03-30 21:49:18

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots to advanced limbs - that work with their users to intelligently perform tasks.


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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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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