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Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates.
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. And a new study now shows that your brain can also classify words during sleep.
NEW YORK, Sept.
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 her new role, Cyndi is poised to advance her goals of increased education, awareness, and fundraising for Multiple System Atrophy.
A new study finds that archerfish are much more adaptable and skillful target-shooters than anyone had previously given them credit for.
Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume
Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant or did they acquire their intelligence through effort?
Upsher-Smith Provides Funding to the Epilepsy Foundation to Commission Survey About Seizure Clusters, to be Conducted by Harris Poll® MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept.
TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Donovan Charlong was a baseball loving boy, with a mischievous smile and energy enough to light up his hometown of Paris, Ontario.
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...