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2011-11-14 23:11:38

The brain scans of high school football and hockey players showed subtle injury -- even if they did not suffer a concussion – after taking routine hits to the head during the normal course of play.

2011-10-20 22:46:32

Researchers at UCLA have found a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.

2011-10-19 20:24:39

Like a bridge that spans a river to connect two major metropolises, the corpus callosum is the main conduit for information flowing between the left and right hemispheres of our brains.

2011-09-27 09:48:02

Magnetic resonance tractography (MRT) is a valuable, noninvasive imaging tool for studying human brain anatomy and, as MRT methods and technologies advance, has the potential to yield new and illuminating information on brain activity and connectivity.

2011-09-15 20:58:35

Researchers already know that chronic misuse of alcohol can cause widespread damage to the brain.

2011-09-15 05:15:33

A new study shows chronic drinking leads to reduced cortical thickness in brain regions, and the more alcohol you consume, the greater the damage.

2011-09-08 20:46:48

Shakespeare famously referred to "the mind's eye," but scientists at USC now have also identified a "mind's touch."

2011-09-01 12:46:57

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres, which are linked through only a few connections.

2011-08-31 14:52:41

In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity with categories of words related to the concepts a person is thinking about.

2011-08-24 21:36:19

A new atlas of gene expression in the mouse brain provides insight into how genes work in the outer part of the brain called the cerebral cortex.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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