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New Brain Study Illuminates Complexity of Linguistic Processing
2011-11-30 06:27:23

While researchers have long known that the left hemisphere of the human brain is critical in the process of producing and decoding semantics and language, the intricacies have largely remained a mystery.

Soccer 'Headers' Can Lead To Brain Injury
2011-11-29 10:47:17

Soccer players beware: Doctors warn that ‘heading’ too many balls can lead to brain damage. That’s the message in a new study from researchers who persented their research at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

2011-11-21 11:17:55

The structure of the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve fibres that connects the two halves of the brain with each other and in this way enables the rapid exchange of information between the left and right hemispheres, plays an important role in the regaining of motor skills following a stroke.

2011-11-17 00:08:09

A new study using magnetic resonance imaging data of 406 adult human twins affirms the long-standing idea that the genetic basis of human cortical regionalization – the organization of the outer brain into specific functional areas – is similar to and consistent with patterns found in other mammals, indicating a common conservation mechanism in evolution.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.