Latest Cerebral cortex Stories
Motherhood is associated with the acquisition of a host of new behaviors that must be driven, at least in part, by alterations in brain function.
New research suggests the growth rate of the brain's cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood.
The bigger the better! New research shows that may be true when dealing with the brains of premature babies.
Call a bird "birdbrained" and they may call "fowl."
Researchers already know that chronic misuse of alcohol can cause widespread damage to the brain.
A new study shows chronic drinking leads to reduced cortical thickness in brain regions, and the more alcohol you consume, the greater the damage.
Shakespeare famously referred to "the mind's eye," but scientists at USC now have also identified a "mind's touch."
How the brain controls impulsive behavior may be significantly different than psychologists have thought for the last 40 years.
The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile processes that inform us about the environment.
Hearing Beethoven while reciting Shakespeare can suppress even a King's stutter, as recently illustrated in the movie "The King's Speech".
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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