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2014-04-02 23:00:05

The pre-release e-book landed a spot in Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” Now, the Mind Your Head print edition is set to take the self-help genre by storm, available on Amazon Thursday, April

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute

2014-04-02 12:32:40

First major report using data from the BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain shines a light on where genes are turned on in the brain during mid-pregnancy, what goes wrong in developmental

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut.

Brain’s Mechanism Knows When To Stop Drinking Water
2014-03-28 17:12:59

Our brains are hardwired to stop us drinking more water than is healthy, according to a new brain imaging study led by The University Of Melbourne and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

2014-03-28 09:12:49

Memories are difficult to produce, often fragile, and dependent on any number of factors—including changes to various types of nerves.

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy.

2014-03-26 16:19:50

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries.

2014-03-26 11:04:47

In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they'll often infer cues of context and rules.

2014-03-26 08:29:39

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month WEST ORANGE, N.J., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many ways to protect our brains from injury, such as always wearing a seat belt when in a car


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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