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2012-03-29 23:22:34

The brain appears to be wired more like the checkerboard streets of New York City than the curvy lanes of Columbia, Md., suggests a new brain imaging study.

2012-03-29 22:19:03

The first atlas of the surface of the human brain based upon genetic information has been produced by a national team of scientists.

2012-03-28 23:04:18

Belkasoft develops a software toolkit, adapting commercially available brain activity analysis hardware for solving criminal cases.

2012-03-26 23:28:00

A new study, using brain imaging technology, reveals structural adaptations in short-track speed skaters' brains which are likely to explain their extraordinary balance and co-ordination skills.

2012-03-21 21:24:47

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain.

2012-03-08 00:49:29

Portions of a songbird's brain that control how it sings have been shown to decay within 24 hours of the animal losing its hearing.

2012-02-22 12:04:02

If you are looking for a particular object — say a yellow pencil — on a cluttered desk, how does your brain work to visually locate it?

2012-02-07 23:10:24

Innovative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that can measure changes in the microstructure of the white matter likely to affect brain function and the ability of different regions of the brain to communicate are presented in an article in the groundbreaking new neuroscience journal Brain Connectivity, a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc..


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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