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Monkey Minds Can Move Virtual Arms
2013-11-09 06:17:30

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On more than one occasion, redOrbit has reported on work done at the Nicolelis laboratory at the Duke University School of Medicine. Neurobiology professor Miguel Nicolelis has pioneered the field of brain-machine interface (BMI). Previous breakthroughs have included enabling rats to “touch” infrared light and electronically connecting rat brains to create an organic computer. While these, in and of themselves, seem like really...

2013-11-07 14:02:12

A device that could predict when a person with epilepsy might next have a seizure is one step closer to reality thanks to the development of software by researchers in the USA. Details are to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. Seizure prediction is an important medical aim for the many people who suffer from epilepsy and related neurological disorders. Medication is available for controlling seizures but a way to determine in...

2013-11-06 23:00:56

Open Colleges develops interactive 3D brain that explores how you learn and summarizes educational neuroscience findings to accelerate that process. (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Science is constantly discovering new things about learning and memory that have not yet been incorporated into school programs, and while teachers scramble to prepare students for government-mandated tests, their students are often lacking in the ability to learn and remember. Although many people assume that...

2013-11-06 10:58:24

UCLA researchers build a multisensory virtual world To survive, animals must explore their world to find the necessities of life. It's a complex task, requiring them to form them a mental map of their environment to navigate the safest and fastest routes to food and water. They also learn to anticipate when and where certain important events, such as finding a meal, will occur. Understanding the connection between these two fundamental behaviors, navigation and the anticipation of a...

2013-11-05 10:51:33

A paper published in a special edition of the journal Science proposes a novel understanding of brain architecture using a network representation of connections within the primate cortex. Zoltán Toroczkai, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, is a co-author of the paper "Cortical High-Density Counterstream Architectures." Using brain-wide and consistent tracer data, the researchers...

Genetics Influence Brain Aging
2013-11-05 03:14:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The declining brain function that occurs during the normal aging process has been demonstrated for the first time to be genetically influenced in a large study sample, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Identification of genes associated with brain aging should improve our understanding of the biological processes that govern normal...

2013-11-04 08:25:48

- Results from VIMPAT® (lacosamide) monotherapy study supporting this filing to be presented at AES 2013 ATLANTA, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for VIMPAT(®) (lacosamide) C-V as monotherapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy aged 17 years and older. Investigational data from the phase 3 lacosamide conversion to monotherapy study in...

Genetic Variations Found In The Brain
2013-11-04 03:33:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While it was once believed that every cell in a person’s body contains the same DNA code, new research, led by experts at the Salk Institute, has found an unexpected level of variation among the genomes of different neurons originating from the same person’s brain. Previously, it was assumed that the way in which a genome is read imparts cell function and ultimately defines the individual, but the authors of the new study...

2013-11-02 23:02:50

The article introduces to people 19 new tips to improve concentration that help them boost their working effectiveness fast. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 The article on the site Vkool.com provides people with useful tips to improve concentration that enable them to stimulate their brain functions and harness the power of their mind naturally. This writing is really ideal for those people who want to improve their focus without having to use any kind of drugs or supplements....

2013-11-02 23:00:16

Infinite Brain Power System designed by Todd Lee is a newly updated course that provides people with advanced methods, and step-by-step techniques for brain waves meditation. A full Infinite Brain Power System overview on the site Vinamy.com indicates if this course is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Infinite Brain Power System designed by Todd Lee is a newly updated course that teaches people how to intensify their focus, how to strengthen their concentration, and how...


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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