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Latest Human brain Stories

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.

Contextual Information Can Trip Up The Brain On Even The Simplest Logic Problems
2013-12-21 04:59:25

If the human brain is comparable to a computer, why does it so often make mistakes that its electronic counterpart does not? New research suggests it all has to do with how various problems are presented.

2013-12-20 13:35:08

Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format.

2013-12-12 10:51:45

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures.

Male Female Brains Complimentary
2013-12-03 08:37:48

Men and women have ‘strikingly’ complimentary differences in their neural wiring that may explain some of the behavioral differences between the sexes.

2013-11-12 10:38:25

Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models — from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys — can yield valuable information about the human brain.

2013-10-18 11:59:56

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.