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Our brains may be more "flexible" than we thought, as scientists found a molecule that can change the fate of a neuron's roles.
What?! A 500-million-year-old brain suggests that brains actually evolved before heads.
According to a new report in PLOS Biology, researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland and the University of Göttingen in Germany have been able to restore vision in mice that had developed blindness.
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A technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has become a popular approach for so-called biohackers and scientists to try and boost a person’s brain power via electric shock. However, a new peer-reviewed study has found this technique could actually produce negative results.
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In the ongoing search for scientific explanations for out-of-body experiences that take place when a person is near-death, a team of researchers used an fMRI brain scanner and cameras to create the illusion that a person’s body was located in a different part of a room.
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Frontier researchers receive grants to further advance early-stage research in the field of neuronal maturation SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paul G.
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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...
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.