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A Little Brain Stimulation Helps Curb Smoking Triggers
2013-04-16 21:48:04

A new study suggests a little brain stimulation may help you stay away from those cancer sticks.

Music Activates Same Pleasure Center In The Brain As Sex
2013-04-14 07:40:13

Listening to good music can trigger the same reaction in our brains as eating a good meal, taking a psychoactive drug or enjoying an evening of passion.

Lasers May Help Cure Cocaine Addiction
2013-04-05 09:03:05

New hope for the estimated 1.4 million Americans addicted to cocaine could come in the form of a laser-inspired treatment that could effectively turn off their craving for the illicit drug.

Brain's Visual Cortex Activates For Reward Even When Stimulus Is Removed
2013-03-22 12:15:13

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.

Salk Researchers Study Neuroscience Behind Finding Lost Items
2013-03-21 18:20:17

Jonas Salk was responsible for the eradication of polio, now the institute named for him is tackling an even more universally deleterious condition.

Creative Task Performance Improved By Turning Off Brain’s ‘Filter’
2013-03-15 22:14:58

Researchers wanted to determine if applying an inhibitor to the prefontal cortex could benefit creative thoughts.

2013-03-07 14:49:55

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.

Specific Brain Region Plays Important Role In Reducing Anxiety
2013-03-07 09:13:26

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.


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
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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