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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.

extrovert brain
2015-02-26 14:59:07

If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.

2015-02-26 08:34:54

The Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization and Wholesale Grocery Distributor Launch Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute Engaging 20 Local Food Banks CHICAGO, Feb.

brain
2015-02-24 16:52:02

Stuttering has typically been treated as a psychological or emotional condition, but a new study based on brain scans found that the speech disorder may be linked to irregular white matter in the brain.

2015-02-23 00:20:45

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2015-02-22 11:29:26

Are you talkin' to me? Researchers examined the Broca's area in the brain to further understand its role in speech production.

terminator eye
2015-02-18 10:05:58

Leave it to the US Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create something that makes smart glasses and augmented reality headsets seem passé: the team behind some of the military’s most cutting edge technology is creating implants that can give people Terminator vision.

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2015-02-16 12:43:37

When teens say "no one understands them," they may be correct. That's why these researchers are delving deeper into the mysterious brains of teenagers.

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2015-02-14 11:47:50

Researchers found that when gambling, monkeys will choose to know if they won or not over greater rewards. Wait, monkeys can gamble?

'reset button' circadian clock
2015-02-08 09:03:18

The discovery of a new “reset” button for the brain’s master biological clock could eventually lead to new treatments for conditions like seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift and possibly even treat jet lag.


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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.