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Researchers in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have achieved the first conclusive non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers.
Scientists report they can crank up insect aggression simply by interfering with a basic metabolic pathway in the insect brain.
Tom Looney, diagnosed with MSA in 2008, worked closely with tech industry icons, including Steve Jobs.
Myleeah Chapman, a sixteen year old girl in California, struggles with the serious neurological disorder, epilepsy.
Brain Sentry Impact Sensors Help Coaches Identify Players Who Lead with Their Helmet Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Brain Sentry Impact Counter
People not only use their eyes to see, but also to move. It takes less than a fraction of a second to execute the loop that travels from the brain to the eyes, and then to the hands and/or arms.
For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death.
A specific electrical pattern has been identified in the brains of genetically identical mice which accurately predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations, according to new research by Duke University scientists.
In her new role, Sharon will focus on advocating for and supporting MSA families as well as on educating healthcare professionals unfamiliar with this rare neurological disorder. La
In his new role, Dr.
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...
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