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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...

Brain Activity During Slow-Wave-Sleep Differs Between Mammals And Birds
2014-03-05 10:40:23

Max Planck Institute When we drift into deep slow-wave sleep (SWS), waves of neuronal activity wash across our neocortex. Birds also engage in SWS, but they lack this particular brain structure. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Germany together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Australia have gained deeper insight into the sleeping avian brain. They found complex 3D plumes of brain activity propagating through the brain that clearly differed...

2014-03-01 23:02:36

The Brain Preservation Foundation (BPF) has received a one million NXT coin ($43,000) donation from the digital currency entrepreneur Androklis Polymenis. The donation goes toward supporting its research into the development of a scientifically-proven medical procedure capable of preserving a person’s unique neural circuitry at death with the hope of allowing that person to eventually be brought back to life by future technology. Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 The Brain Preservation...

Road Map And Dictionary For The Arthropod Brain
2014-02-27 12:39:42

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona By providing a standardized nomenclature for the architecture of insect brains, UA neuroscientists will help improve studies of human brain function and disease When you're talking about something as complex as the brain, the task isn't any easier if the vocabulary being used is just as complex. An international collaboration of neuroscientists has not only tripled the number of identified brain structures, but created a simple lexicon to talk about...

2014-02-26 23:20:44

Rozek Law Offices Offers Brain Injury Victims a New, Free Resource to Help Them Find the Right Attorney to Represent Them Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Milwaukee Attorney, Randy Rozek, has authored a brand new informational booklet designed to help brain injury survivors and their families navigate the complex process of hiring an attorney following a brain injury. The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Brain Injury Attorney is being offered to victims of brain injuries at no charge....

Understanding Autism And Schizophrenia
2014-02-24 08:21:53

Mathilde Weirsøe, Aarhus University In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life. Using magnetic stimulation to temporarily disrupt normal processing of the areas of the human brain involved in the production of actions of human participants, it is demonstrated...

2014-02-21 23:24:20

Alpha Brain reviews have been popping up all over the Internet and GentlemensUniversity.com reveals the truth about this brain supplement that claims to help in nerve growth for better brain development. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Onnit Labs Alpha Brain, a brain supplement that promises to provide its users various benefits, the most important of which are razor-sharp focus, increased mental drive, and vivid and lucid dreams has caught the attention of...

2014-02-21 11:36:15

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. In the first study, an epilepsy app was designed to help non-doctors determine if a person is having an epileptic seizure. "It can often be difficult to determine whether someone is having an epileptic seizure," said...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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