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Emotional Communication Uses Sense Of Smell
2012-11-06 12:58:08

Dutch researchers have found that humans may be able to communicate emotional signals such as fear and disgust using the sense of smell.

2012-11-05 12:04:18

The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory circuit, an animal study supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests.

2012-11-02 14:33:03

UC Santa Barbara has reported an important discovery in the interdisciplinary study of split-brain research.

2012-11-01 23:09:08

There are a growing number of clues that immune and inflammatory mechanisms are important for the biology of schizophrenia.

Prefrontal Cortex Controls Habits
2012-10-30 19:33:47

Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits.

Monkeys Deconstruct The World Through Triangular Grids
2012-10-29 09:16:42

Researchers at Emory University have shown that some primates visually deconstruct the world through triangular grids.

Most Annoying Sound Ever
2012-10-13 09:14:36

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory areas of the brain can explain why the sound of chalk on a blackboard, a knife on a bottle, or a joint popping is so unpleasant.

The Sleeping Brain Behaves As If It's Remembering Something
2012-10-08 07:17:17

UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep.

Bird Brains Help In Study Of The Mammalian Neocortex
2012-10-02 11:02:13

Confirming a 50-year hypothesis about the identity of a mysterious structure in the bird brain, the new study sheds light on the evolution of the brain and opens new animal models for studying the neocortex.


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
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.