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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.

Marsupials Handedness Depends On Gender
2013-03-06 10:50:43

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)

2013-03-05 15:13:24

Emotional appeals could be more effective than celebrities when promoting products related to a consumer's identity.

Hands Free Does Not Mean Brain Free
2013-03-01 05:11:20

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.

Rat Memory Study Could Open The Door To Treat Alzheimer's Disease
2013-02-27 16:03:14

Researchers from Indiana University have found that rats have a capacity for “source memory,” a finding that could have implications for both future animal studies and the treatment of human memory disorders.

2013-02-22 23:01:34

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study that says mental images can actually help control cravings.

2013-02-14 13:29:27

A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party a person prefers.

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society.


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
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.