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Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read.
Study in humans tracks information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging
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While virtual reality technology can recreate sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, a new study has found that space-mapping neurons in the brain aren’t necessarily fooled – they react differently to the simulations than they do to real-world environments.
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Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy memory, and past scientific studies have shown that a lack of sleep can severely hamper memory abilities in the mammalian brain.
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Queen’s Freddie Mercury was unsure in the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, but neurology could have given him the answer.
Regularly drinking too much alcohol can cause measurable damage to the brain’s frontal and superior white matter tracts, according to new research appearing in the December 2014 online-only edition of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
By disrupting Siberian hamsters' circadian rhythms, Stanford scientists have identified a part of the brain that, when misfiring, inhibits memory. The work could lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases in humans.
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...