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Understanding Autism And Schizophrenia
2014-02-24 08:21:53

Mathilde Weirsøe, Aarhus University In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life. Using magnetic stimulation to temporarily disrupt normal processing of the areas of the human brain involved in the production of actions of human participants, it is demonstrated...

2014-02-21 23:24:20

Alpha Brain reviews have been popping up all over the Internet and GentlemensUniversity.com reveals the truth about this brain supplement that claims to help in nerve growth for better brain development. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Onnit Labs Alpha Brain, a brain supplement that promises to provide its users various benefits, the most important of which are razor-sharp focus, increased mental drive, and vivid and lucid dreams has caught the attention of...

2014-02-21 11:36:15

Two new smart phone applications may help people detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. In the first study, an epilepsy app was designed to help non-doctors determine if a person is having an epileptic seizure. "It can often be difficult to determine whether someone is having an epileptic seizure," said...

Dogs Are Sensitive To Emotions
2014-02-21 04:24:32

[ Watch the Video: Dogs Know How You're Feeling ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans can recognize the voices of their friends, get a mental image of them without actually seeing them, and determine their mood based on the tone of their voices because of a special region of their brain dedicated to these tasks. However, new research suggests we might not be the only mammal with these “voice areas.” Writing in the journal Current Biology, Attila Andics...

2014-02-20 12:27:38

Former NBC Correspondent Robert Bazell to Give Keynote Address WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2009, 57-year-old Anne Geremia of Princeton Junction, NJ, began to struggle with her responsibilities as a teacher. She had trouble planning her days, she was confused, she couldn't get to meetings on time. Then came the mini-breakdown, and she was asked to take a temporary leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. Anne saw several...

2014-02-20 12:08:38

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act. Say you're a busy mom trying to wrap up a work call now that you've arrived home. While you converse on your Bluetooth headset, one kid begs for an unspecified snack, another asks where his homework project has gone, and just then an urgent e-mail from your boss buzzes the phone in your purse. During the call's last few minutes these urgent requests — snack,...

Specific Brain Cells Found That Determine When Its Sleepy Time
2014-02-20 10:43:43

[ Watch the Video: What Triggers Sleepiness? ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Oxford University have figured out which nerve cells in the brain alert us to the fact that it is time to sleep. These nerve cells, or neurons, fire when we are tired and cool down once we are rested. The findings could help scientists develop drugs that target these regions in the brain and help treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. The study, published in the...

Master Monkey Uses Thoughts To Control Paralyzed Monkey
2014-02-19 14:42:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a research project inspired by the movie “Avatar,” scientists from Cornell University and Harvard Medical School have designed a system that allows one monkey to control the paralyzed body of another monkey using only thoughts, according to a newly published report in the journal Nature Communications. The study team said they hope their research will eventually allow for paralyzed individuals to regain control of their body....

2014-02-19 12:58:27

Watching video of simple tasks before carrying them out may boost the brain's structure, or plasticity, and increase motor skills, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. Brain plasticity is the brain's ability to flex and adapt, allowing for better learning. The brain loses plasticity as it ages. For the study, 36 right-handed healthy adults participated in 40-minute...

Canadian Study Discovers How Lou Gehrig's Disease Spreads
2014-02-19 08:57:05

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute has discovered how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads. This fatal neurodegenerative disease is transmitted from one cell to another, which provides hope that the disease can be blocked. ALS damages nerve cells located in the brain and the spinal cord. This causes the motor neurons...


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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