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Smartphone thumbs are re-shaping our brains

Smartphone thumbs are re-shaping our brains

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists of the future might look back on the 21st century as a pivotal moment in the evolution of the human thumb. They will see how our addiction to Smartphone technology, and our intense...

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While virtual reality technology can recreate sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, a new study has found that space-mapping neurons in the brain aren’t necessarily fooled – they react differently to the simulations than they do to real-world environments.

sleep deprivation
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Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy memory, and past scientific studies have shown that a lack of sleep can severely hamper memory abilities in the mammalian brain.

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chronic fatigue
2014-10-30 07:20:40

Researchers studying chronic fatigue syndrome have found that people suffering from the condition exhibit structural brain abnormalities, according to a new study in the journal Radiology.

booze brain
2014-10-24 07:47:20

Although alcohol consumption is typically associated with negative effects on the brain, a new study from a team of American researchers has found that people over 60 who are moderate drinkers have better episodic memory, meaning they are better at recalling specific events.

junk food on the brain
2014-10-21 03:00:37

Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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curiosity helps memory
2014-10-06 08:56:12

Want to know how you can learn information more easily? Is your curiosity piqued? According to a new study in the journal Neuron, arousing a person’s curiosity can help them to remember something they may not be particularly interested in.


Latest Cerebrum Reference Libraries

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
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.