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More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered a mechanism that provides feedback from our nose to our brain.
Humans perceive numerous categories of objects and actions, but where are these categories represented spatially in the brain?
Inside the brains of mice and men alike, a relatively big football-shaped region called the thalamus acts like a switchboard, providing the prefrontal cortex, the part that does abstract thinking and decision-making, with most of its information.
The cerebral cortex of the human brain has been called "the crowning achievement of evolution."
How our brains encode thoughts, such as perceptions and memories, at the cellular level is one of the biggest puzzles in neuroscience today.
The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory circuit, an animal study supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests.
Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits.
Researchers at Emory University have shown that some primates visually deconstruct the world through triangular grids.
Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory areas of the brain can explain why the sound of chalk on a blackboard, a knife on a bottle, or a joint popping is so unpleasant.
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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