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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.

2015-03-30 16:34:17

Imaging calcium ion spikes in mouse brains during learning reveals how the brain encodes and stores information NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NYU

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2015-03-28 11:48:52

We all know that classical music is good for your brain, but this new study delves a little deeper by targeting the molecular mechanisms responsible for these benefits.

2015-03-26 23:07:58

High Performance Brain Magazine is pleased

bad breakups
2015-03-25 15:24:45

A Saint Louis University research review article suggests people are hardwired to fall out of love and move onto new romantic relationships.

2015-03-24 23:06:04

Speed reading program 7 Speed Reading™ invites readers to investigate the results of an enlightening scientific experiment on brain activity and behavior that takes place during the reading

autistic brains
2015-03-23 10:14:54

Through the development of a new data analytics tool, medical researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have opened the door to understanding the physical differences in the brain associated with autism, ADHD and a number of other cognitive conditions.

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2015-03-20 11:23:13

You can't lie about being in love! This brain scan creates a love map of the mind that can prove if you're in love or not.


Latest Brain Reference Libraries

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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