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Brain's Inner Workings Revealed In Two New Nature Papers
2014-04-03 05:08:55

On the one-year anniversary of the formation of the BRAIN Initiative, researchers announced the publication of two new scientific papers: one detailing the creation of a high-resolution blueprint of a prenatal human mind, and another showing the wiring of a mouse brain.

2014-04-02 12:32:43

Landmark publication comes on the heels of completion of the Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas in March 2014 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Allen Institute

The Prenatal Origins Of Autism In The Developing Brain
2014-03-28 07:48:58

A new study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science provides evidence that the development of autism begins during pregnancy.

2014-03-26 16:25:39

SEATTLE, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives

2014-03-26 16:19:50

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries.

2014-03-26 11:04:47

In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they'll often infer cues of context and rules.

Dogs Are Sensitive To Emotions
2014-02-21 04:24:32

Writing in the journal Current Biology, researchers report that canine brains, like human ones, are sensitive to the acoustic cues of emotion. The findings suggest that these voice areas evolved at least 100 million years ago, in the last common ancestor of humans and canines.

Genetic Variation Linked To Intellectual Ability
2014-02-12 04:19:25

Previous research studies have demonstrated that the thickness of the cerebral cortex, or “cortical thickness,” is closely related to intellectual ability, and a new study from scientists at King's College London has revealed a gene related to both cortical thickness and intelligence .

Research Reveals White Matter 'Scaffold' Of Human Brain
2014-02-11 16:53:41

USC researchers create first map of core white matter connections; find not all brain connections are equally important

Ultrasound Enhances Sensory Perception
2014-01-13 04:29:48

Ultrasound, which is used by creatures such as bats and whales as a type of sensory guidance system, can also boost sensory perception in humans by modulating brain activity, according to new research appearing in Sunday’s online edition of Nature Neuroscience.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.