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video game brain
2015-05-20 11:02:10

Habitual video gamers have more effective visual attention abilities, but lower activity in the brain's spatial memory system, located in the hippocampus.

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2015-05-19 11:42:59

Researchers were able to turn back time on mice brains. Will this be possible for humans in the future?

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2015-05-14 14:40:24

Finding it extremely hard to quit smoking? Your brain may not be wired for it.

emotionally sensitive genes
2015-05-08 12:00:35

A person’s degree of sensitivity to highly emotional information may depend to some degree on their genes, researchers from the University of British Columbia report in a new study.

out of body
2015-05-05 08:23:11

In the ongoing search for scientific explanations for out-of-body experiences that take place when a person is near-death, a team of researchers used an fMRI brain scanner and cameras to create the illusion that a person’s body was located in a different part of a room.

when to kill
2015-04-08 10:55:29

When playing Call of Duty or any other kind of shoot-em-up game, you may (or may not) feel a slight twinge of guilt when killing an “innocent civilian".

2015-04-07 12:31:25

Hunger Hero Awards publicly recognizes six outstanding charitable partners for their roles in providing for hungry neighbors in the heartland SAINT PAUL, Minn., April 7, 2015

2015-03-25 08:27:22

Company Exits Two-Year Stealth with $500K Round, Customers, and Aim to Eliminate Complexity BOSTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cortex (

smells
2015-03-09 15:45:06

In a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a type of neuron that appears to help tune, amplify and dampen neuronal responses to chemosensory inputs from the nasal cavity.

visual cortex
2015-03-03 11:13:59

Scientists had long believed that the processing in our visual system is mostly done in the visual cortex at the back of the brain. However, a new study from a Vanderbilt University and Boston University has found that some significant processing actually occurs along the way – in the thalamus.


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Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

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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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.