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An international collaborative study, conducted by researchers at both KU Leuven and the Harvard Medical School, has attempted to recreate Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment, but with a twist.
Jonas Salk was responsible for the eradication of polio, now the institute named for him is tackling an even more universally deleterious condition.
Researchers wanted to determine if applying an inhibitor to the prefontal cortex could benefit creative thoughts.
A region of the brain known to play a key role in visual and spatial processing has a parallel function: sorting visual information into categories.
A research team led by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has found the first evidence that selective activation of a key brain region can reduce anxiety without affecting learning.
Boys are right-handed, girls are left...Well at least this is true for sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica)
Emotional appeals could be more effective than celebrities when promoting products related to a consumer's identity.
Making a left-hand turn at a busy intersection while talking on a hands-free cellphone could be the “most dangerous” thing we do on the road due to the high level of brain activation involved, according to a new Canadian study.
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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