Latest Cerebral cortex Stories
In a new study scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that the sense of smell can be improved.
A new study using magnetic resonance imaging data of 406 adult human twins affirms the long-standing idea that the genetic basis of human cortical regionalization – the organization of the outer brain into specific functional areas – is similar to and consistent with patterns found in other mammals, indicating a common conservation mechanism in evolution.
The exact causes of autism remain unknown, but failure of a vital prenatal process may be one of the culprits. A new study, published in the November 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Society (JAMA), confirms this relatively recent theory.
In everyday life, attention and awareness appear tightly interwoven.
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.
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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