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If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.
Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can give people Terminator vision.
Scientists of the future might look back on the 21st century as a pivotal moment in the evolution of the human thumb.
Study in humans tracks information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging
When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking.
As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why.
A new study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that just a few nerve cells in the brain may control the switch between internal thoughts and external distractions.
A team of bioengineers from Tufts University in Massachusetts have developed three-dimensional brain-like cortical tissue that is similar in structure and function to tissues found in the brain of a rat which can be kept alive in the laboratory for more than eight weeks.
While analyzing the brain processes associated with sight, researchers from the University of Glasgow have discovered that the visual cortex processes information not just from the eyes, but from the ears as well.
The gene mutation that causes Huntington's disease appears in every cell in the body, yet kills only two types of brain cells. Why? UCLA scientists used a unique approach to switch the gene off in individual brain regions and zero in on those that play a role in causing the disease in mice.
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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