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Some people over the age of 80 demonstrate such sharp memories that scientists are eager to know just what it is that sets them apart from other people their age. Known as “SuperAgers,” this “cognitively elite” group displays memory capabilities similar to healthy people decades younger, and understanding the inner-workings of their brains could help to treat seniors who are less fortunate.
Reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research into sex differences in brain structure, a Cambridge University team has conducted the first meta-analysis of the evidence, published this week in the prestigious journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
A new study suggests a surprising degree of similarity in the organization of brain regions that control language and complex thought processes in humans and monkeys, as well as key differences.
Everybody feels pain differently, and brain structure may hold the clue to these differences.
In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains - from the tiny marmoset to human – can be largely explained as consequences of the same genetic program.
Both Aß and tau pathology appear to be associated with default mode network integrity before clinical onset of Alzheimer disease (AD).
Alzheimer’s disease has been linked in many studies to amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, but new research is finding a common thread between amyloid burden and lower energy levels, or metabolism, of neurons in certain areas of the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease—even for people with no sign of cognitive decline.
Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to "know thyself" as the pinnacle of humanity.
The anterior insular cortex is a small brain region that plays a crucial role in human self-awareness and in related neuropsychiatric disorders.
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even little kids picking strawberries do it.
Image Caption: Scolopendra cingulata, centipede. Credit: Eran Finkle/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Megarian banded centipede (Scolopendra cingulate), also known as the Mediterranean banded centipede, is most often found in areas of the Mediterranean and southern areas of Europe. Its range includes Greece, France, Italy, Spain, and North Africa. This species prefers to burrow underneath rocks or logs in moist habitats. It can reach a body length of up to 5.9 inches, making it one of the...
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