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Researcher Combines Nature To Nurture ‘Superhuman’ Navigation
2014-10-02 03:18:34

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionize advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher.

2014-10-01 08:32:13

Findings suggest need for improved education efforts within epilepsy community and beyond to address misperceptions about the disease WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct.

2014-09-30 23:04:24

Awards announced today at NIH to advance knowledge of the structure and function of the brain Sacramento, Calif.

2014-09-30 12:30:15

"Food for Thought" to Promote Education, Fundraising for Rare Brain Disease RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters from throughout the U.S.

2014-09-29 23:08:43

New Film Explores How to Recover Our Humanity in CHANGE: The Brain and Divinity (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Our brain is something most of us take for

morph
2014-09-29 03:00:01

Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus.

Common Curry Ingredient Could Help The Brain Battle The Affects Of Alzheimer’s
2014-09-27 08:20:21

Eating spicy Indian food could help boost the brain’s ability to heal itself, according to new research published in Friday’s edition of the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

digital white matter
2014-09-26 03:00:46

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.

2014-09-25 20:22:24

Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept.

2014-09-23 23:13:56

In his new role, Philip plans to use his position on the Board to advance MSA awareness, educate health professionals and collaborate with other charities to make government funding available


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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Word of the Day
ponerology
  • An interdisciplinary study of social injustice.
The word 'ponerology' was coined by Andrzej Łobaczewski, a Polish psychiatrist. It comes from a Greek word meaning "evil".