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Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus.
Eating spicy Indian food could help boost the brain’s ability to heal itself, according to new research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.
Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.
Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept.
In his new role, Philip plans to use his position on the Board to advance MSA awareness, educate health professionals and collaborate with other charities to make government funding available
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, September 27 beginning at 6:30 PM at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall and Plaza, 445 Charles E.
HonestyFirstReviews.com releases a review of Winter & Alvin's newly released personal development course “The Millionaire's Brain” which aims to provide readers with the tools
Researchers from the Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing people to fall into a deep sleep.
A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture of the human brain.
Lamprey — slimy, eel-like parasitic fish with tooth-riddled, jawless sucking mouths — are rather disgusting to look at, but thanks to their important position on the vertebrate family tree, they can offer important insights about the evolutionary history of our own brain development.
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...
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...
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...
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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