Latest Cortex Stories

Migraines Linked To Abnormalities In Brain Cortex
2013-03-27 08:35:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prevailing science on the subject of migraine headaches had long recognized that certain people are simply more likely to be afflicted by this potentially debilitating condition than others. In fact, the Mayo Clinic details a handful of risk factors that can make someone more or less likely to experience migraines. Among the recognized risk factors are family history, age, gender and hormonal changes. While these and other risk...

How The Brain Categorizes Thousands Of Objects And Actions Revealed By New Study
2012-12-19 16:52:49

Cell Press [ Watch The Video ] Humans perceive numerous categories of objects and actions, but where are these categories represented spatially in the brain? Researchers reporting in the December 20 issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron present their study that undertook the remarkable task of determining how the brain maps over a thousand object and action categories when subjects watched natural movie clips. The results demonstrate that the brain efficiently represents the diversity...

2011-10-13 05:32:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The bigger the better! New research shows that may be true when dealing with the brains of premature babies. The research suggests the growth rate of a premature baby's cerebral cortex may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood. "The period before a full-term birth is critical for brain development. Problems occurring at this time have long-term consequences, and it appears that preterm birth affects brain growth,"...

2010-12-05 22:50:00

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud computing software made by EMS Cortex - part of the Enprise Group - has become the number one interface for hosted Exchange, cutting deployment times by 70% and allowing resellers to provision new clients on the platform themselves in six clicks. The company's flagship product is Cortex, a cloud control panel software product used by applications hosting companies to manage hosted business applications, services and...

2010-02-11 08:49:06

Acquired prosopagnosia reveals what is special about normal face recognition You stop at a shop window and wonder why someone inside is blatantly staring at you "” until you realize this person is you. Scenarios like this are impossible for us to imagine, but quite common for sufferers of acquired prosopagnosia (AP), a condition which can occur after brain damage, hindering the ability to recognize faces. In a new study published in the March 2010 issue of Elsevier's Cortex, researchers...

2010-02-03 11:47:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenging top embedded engineers around the world to demonstrate their skills and innovation, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the DesignStellaris 2010 contest, which takes place through June 23, 2010. Contestants can win by leveraging the Keil(TM) Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM) software tools to create a unique hardware- or software-based application that showcases technologies enabled by the advanced...

2009-06-02 08:00:00

Four kits give designers easy, fast access to the unparalleled connectivity and data efficiency of the fourth generation of Stellaris MCUs AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing demand for advanced connectivity and complex control in industrial, consumer and medical applications requires high-performance, integrated microcontrollers (MCUs) coupled with solid tools and software. Addressing this need, Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) today announced availability of...

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