Latest Cerebral cortex Stories
Scientists are developing a technique to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time, bringing them closer to creating a computer model of the human brain.
Researchers seeking to unravel the most ancient yet least understood of the five senses â€“ smell â€“ have discovered a previously unknown step in how odors are detected and processed by the brain.
A new study is providing fascinating insight into how projections conveying sensory information in the brain are guided to their appropriate targets in different species.
In the cerebral cortex, the balance between excitation (pyramidal neurons) and inhibition (interneurons) is thought to be mediated by the primary mode of neuronal communication: "all-or-none" action potentials, or spikes.
Dr. Olivier Collignon of the University of Montreal's Saint-Justine Hospital Research Centre compared the brain activity of people who can see and people who were born blind, and discovered that the part of the brain that normally works with our eyes to process vision and space perception can actually rewire itself to process sound information instead.
The brain is a black box.
Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognize people.
Consider the simple situation in which you are walking around the kitchen and decide to pick up your own cup of tea, which is identical to others lying on the table.
A study led by Academy Research Fellow Eleanor Coffey identifies new players that put the brakes on.
The Stripe of Gennari develops even in those who are blind from birth and does not degenerate, despite a lack of visual input.
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.