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A new study indicates the reason why so many continue to use Facebook may be in part because clicking “like” triggers similar responses as those generated by sex and food in the brain’s pleasure center.
The deficiency of a protein called RbAp48 in the hippocampus has been identified by a team of Columbia University researchers as a significant contributor to age-related memory loss. The team also found this type of memory loss is reversible.
In a breakthrough study, an international team of researchers has identified 22 locations in the human genome that are involved in the development of the schizophrenia, including 13 that have been named for the very the first time.
Scientists today reported a possible basis for why food-restricted animals show increased susceptibility to drugs of abuse.
Both Aß and tau pathology appear to be associated with default mode network integrity before clinical onset of Alzheimer disease (AD).
The idea of a “left-brain” versus a “right-brain” personality has been used in a variety of contexts over the years, from interpersonal relationships to career choices. However, a new study has found that the idea of a dominant side of the brain affecting personality could be nonsense.
New research using brain scans could help identify kids at-risk of dyslexia before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex.
Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory.
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...
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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