Latest Brain Stories

2014-09-17 03:00:27

Kara Gavin, University of Michigan Health System Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without. Kids and teens with ADHD, a new study finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain...

sea lamprey
2014-09-16 02:30:52

Kim Bland, Ph.D., Stowers Institute for Medical Research Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates If you never understood what “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” meant in high school, don’t worry: biologists no longer think that an animal’s “ontogeny”, that is, its embryonic development, replays its entire evolutionary history. Instead, the new way to figure out how animals evolved is to compare regulatory...

sleeping brain
2014-09-13 05:11:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What is your brain up to while you sleep? It helps to regulate the nervous system, it tries to process the day's events or stressors with dreams, sometimes it makes us walk and talk in our sleep. A new study led by the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France, shows that your brain can also classify words during sleep. The research team found that simple word exercises performed before bedtime — such as knowing that “cat” is...

2014-09-10 12:24:18

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The epilepsy community of Greater New York will gather for the third annual 'Into The Light' Walk for Epilepsy Awareness on September 21, 2014 at the South Street Seaport. Hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York, this event has, since its inaugural year, helped further public awareness and educational programs while celebrating the diversity and strength of the area's epilepsy community. 1 in 26 people will...

brain to brain telepathy
2014-09-07 04:44:30

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have taken telepathic communication out of the realm of science fiction and into reality, successfully demonstrating that a simple message can be sent directly from the brain of one person to the mind of another. In research published recently in PLOS ONE, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School, and his colleagues explain how they...

2014-09-05 23:08:43

In her new role, Cyndi is poised to advance her goals of increased education, awareness, and fundraising for Multiple System Atrophy. With her doctorate in mathematics education from Columbia and experience in running her own non-profit, Cyndi is a stellar addition to the Coalition team. Howell, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to serving patients, caregivers and families affected by the...

2014-09-05 03:00:24

Mary Beth O'Leary, Cell Press Archerfish hunt by shooting jets of water at unsuspecting insects, spiders, or even small lizards on leaves or twigs above, knocking them into the water below before gobbling them up. Now, a study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on September 4 finds that those fish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than anyone had given them credit for. The fish really do use water as a tool, the researchers say, making them the first known...

Can Loss Of Sleep Affect Your Brain Size?
2014-09-04 03:40:25

American Academy of Neurology Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a study published in the September 3, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep has been proposed to be "the brain's housekeeper", serving to repair and restore the brain. The study included 147 adults 20 and 84 years old. Researchers examined the link between sleep difficulties, such as having trouble falling...

Hans Schroder
2014-09-04 03:45:36

Hans Schroder, Jason Moser, Andy Henion / Michigan State University Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant or did they acquire their intelligence through effort? No one knows for sure, but telling people the latter – that hard work trumps genes – causes instant changes in the brain and may make them more willing to strive for success, indicates a new study from Michigan State University. The findings suggest the human brain is more receptive to the message that...

2014-09-04 08:31:15

Upsher-Smith Provides Funding to the Epilepsy Foundation to Commission Survey About Seizure Clusters, to be Conducted by Harris Poll® MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new landmark U.S. seizure disorder survey is being commissioned by the Epilepsy Foundation (EF) to shed light on the burden of illness associated with seizure clusters, a rare seizure pattern experienced by some people with epilepsy. The national Seizure Cluster Burden of Illness survey, led by a...

Latest Brain Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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