Latest Cerebral cortex Stories
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".
Like explorers mapping a new planet, scientists probing the brain need every type of landmark they can get.
Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognize but whose name you can't remember?
Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys- but they can tell you why you can't find them.
Research conducted by Maria Ercsey-Ravasz and Zoltan Toroczkai of the University of Notre Dame's Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA), along with the Department of Physics and a group of neuroanatomists in France, has revealed previously unknown information about the primate brain.
Visual and tactile objects in our surroundings are translated into a perception by complex interactions of neurons in the cortex.
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...