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2014-04-08 16:23:50

Recognition for efforts in raising awareness and engagement to fight hunger CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Harvest Heartland was named the 2014 Member of the Year at

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut.

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy.

2014-03-26 11:04:47

In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they'll often infer cues of context and rules.

Hippocampus Stores Memories By Temporal Context
2014-03-14 09:49:22

New research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" — what happened before, and what came after.

Colors And Shapes Can Be Heard By The Blind: Study
2014-03-11 06:52:16

Normally, people perceive colors and shapes visually, but what if you could "hear" them? A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), colors and shapes can now be conveyed...

emotions in the brain
2014-03-06 04:56:45

A new study on the brains of mustached bats could provide a window into our own cognitive processes, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology on Tuesday.

Brain Activity During Slow-Wave-Sleep Differs Between Mammals And Birds
2014-03-05 10:40:23

When we drift into deep slow-wave sleep (SWS), waves of neuronal activity wash across our neocortex. Birds also engage in SWS, but they lack this particular brain structure.

2014-02-20 12:08:38

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.

Deep Brain Region Controls How Quickly We Make Decisions About Love
2014-02-14 12:47:19

A new study has found that a region found deep within the brain is able to control how quickly people make decisions about love. The research is the first to provide causal clinical evidence that an area of the brain known as the anterior insula plays an instrumental role in love.


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
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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