Latest Cerebral cortex Stories
Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins.
A ten-year project has led to major revisions in our understanding of the bird brain, concluding that it is much more similar to mammalian brains than previously thought.
A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has shown that neurons in our brain 'mirror' the space near others, just as if this was the space near ourselves.
According to a new study, researchers have mapped the complex brain interactions responsibility for the ability to hold a conversation or play a musical instrument.
In the ongoing quest to better understand the human brain, Austrian scientists have been growing their own mini brains.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex.
The power of the brain lies in its trillions of intercellular connections, called synapses that together form complex neural "networks."
According to a new study, the connection between the thalamus – a deep brain structure critical to sensory and motor functions – and the brain’s outer layer known as the cerebral cortex is impaired in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Researchers in Germany and Canada have created a spectacular 3-D digital reconstruction of a complete human brain that reveals unprecedented detail.
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...