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How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
2014-03-12 15:25:15

McGill University McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we've previously heard a tune Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor...

2014-03-12 12:29:03

Qudexy(TM) XR Offers Newest Option for Managing Certain Seizure Disorders and Marks the Company's Entrance into the Epilepsy Therapeutic Area MAPLE GROVE, Minn., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced it received approval on March 11, 2014 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Qudexy(TM) XR (topiramate) extended-release capsules, a once-daily, broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug specifically engineered to deliver a smooth...

2014-03-10 08:30:51

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHATM Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 America's Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Washington state improved its position to land in the No. 2 spot among the...

2014-03-10 08:30:47

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHATM Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 America's Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Mississippi retains the lowest position among the brain-healthiest geographies in...

2014-03-10 08:30:44

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA(TM) Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 America's Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Maryland retains the No. 1 position as the brain-healthiest state in the nation....

2014-03-10 08:30:42

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA(TM) Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 America's Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Colorado continues to steadily improve and has landed in the No. 3 position...

2014-03-10 08:30:39

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA(TM) Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 America's Brain Health Index, released today, reveals which areas of the country have progressed, held their own or lost ground in taking measures to improve their brain health over the last three years. Alabama has fallen to the No. 50 position among the brain-healthiest geographies...

2014-03-10 08:29:36

National Center for Creative Aging and life'sDHA(TM) Launch Awareness Campaign Ranking States With Healthiest Brains and Celebrating America's Beautiful Minds COLUMBIA, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- They never thought it would happen to them -- but the youngest baby boomers will turn 50 this year, and with an unprecedented life expectancy of 78.7 years, they are the newest of their generation to come to grips with the need to maintain healthy brains as they age. Now, as emerging...

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday. In the study, a pair of Georgetown University researchers found that a small region within the bats’ brains called the amygdala, a structure in the brains of all mammals, controls the production of emotionally-specific calls and sounds. The team said...

2014-03-05 10:46:29

TAU researchers discover a link between sharp vision and the brain's processing speed Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and people with visual disorders such as "lazy eye" may have one thing in common — "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. Visual crowding makes it impossible to read, as single letters within words are rendered illegible. And basic cognitive functions such...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.