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The anterior insular cortex is a small brain region that plays a crucial role in human self-awareness and in related neuropsychiatric disorders.
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children normalizes disturbances in the neuronal network responsible for attention and executive function.
Male songbirds use a versatile part of the brain to learn their father’s song during the early stages of development, according to a report published yesterday in the online version of Nature.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my parahippocampal gyrus.
Poor Phineas Gage.
In sports, on a game show, or just on the job, what causes people to choke when the stakes are high?
UCSF study offers path for studying learning, decision-making, PTSD
A new imaging study has reportedly discovered a link between diminished activity in part of the brain with the likelihood that a teenager will start smoking, drinking, or abusing drugs.
The ability to navigate using spatial cues was impaired in mice whose brains were minus a channel that delivers potassium — a finding that may have implications for humans with damage to the hippocampus, a brain structure critical to memory and learning.
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...
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.