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2013-05-04 11:57:08

Mathematicians from Queen Mary, University of London will bring researchers one-step closer to understanding how the structure of the brain relates to its function in two recently published studies. Publishing in Physical Review Letters the researchers from the Complex Networks group at Queen Mary´s School of Mathematical Sciences describe how different areas in the brain can have an association despite a lack of direct interaction. The team, in collaboration with researchers in...

2013-04-26 16:21:25

MONTREAL, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --   Obama's $100 million brain mapping project and the Boston bombing  by Ariane Page President Obama announced that $100 million will be put aside for the mapping of the brain. Although Europe and U.S.A. are both doing this - in a new type of space-race - such research can only give us a limited understanding of the brain if we solely use the linear approach we have been using thus far.   "The brain does not operate...

2013-04-17 13:29:17

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined the precise anatomical coordinates of a brain "hot spot," measuring only about one-fifth of an inch across, that is preferentially activated when people view the ordinary numerals we learn early on in elementary school, like "6" or "38." Activity in this spot relative to neighboring sites drops off substantially when people are presented with numbers that are spelled out ("one" instead of "1"), homophones ("won"...

LED Implants Light Up The Brain
2013-04-12 05:57:47

[ Watch the Video: Tiny Injectable LEDs Help Neuroscientists Study the Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new class of tiny, injectable devices that are helping neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the human brain. The ultrathin, flexible optoelectronic devices, which include LEDs the size of individual neurons, are an exciting advancement in the field of optogenetics, a new area of neuroscience that uses light to...

All About CLARITY: Scientists Develop See-Through Brain
2013-04-11 08:22:08

WATCH VIDEO: [3D Analysis Of Intact Mouse Hippocampus] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multidisciplinary team from Stanford University School of Medicine has combined neuroscience and chemical engineering to develop a process that renders a mouse brain transparent, no slicing required. Not sliced or sectioned in any way, the postmortem brain remains whole with its 3D complexity of fine wiring and molecular structure completely intact and able to be measured using...

2013-04-02 16:25:24

Rockefeller Plaza Exhibit Highlights Hope for the Growing Health Concern NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the leader for research in ALS, the devastating brain disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Project A.L.S. has been selected by EHE International to raise awareness about ALS and related brain diseases in a 103-square foot window display in Rockefeller Plaza. The interactive Project A.L.S. exhibit debuts today in the major international thoroughfare, and will be...

2013-04-02 12:31:57

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Congressional champion for brain science research today joined President Obama at the White House when he revealed a new initiative to transform and improve our understanding of the human brain. Included in the President's 2014 budget is $100 million for the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.  According to the White House, the multi- million...

2013-03-28 23:02:01

Identifying the neural code could greatly increase the chances those projects could succeed in all their stated goals Greenville, SC (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 Clinical psychologist Dr. Robert A. Moss and three graduate students have just published an article supporting the cortical column as the binary unit (bit) involved in all cortical processing and memory storage. The physiological definition of memory involves the connections among columns which serve as the neural circuits. It is...

Human Cognitive Development Research Gets A Boost From Pig Brain Models
2013-03-15 05:59:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On February 12, President Obama unveiled an ambitious project intended to map out the activity of the human brain that will be undertaken on the same size and scope as the hugely successful Human Genome Project undertaken in the 1990s. Researchers from the University of Illinois have offered the results of a recent study which may play a role in helping to lay the groundwork for this future endeavor into exactly how the human brain...

2013-03-13 18:01:25

The stick can work just as well as the carrot in improving our performance, a team of academics at The University of Nottingham has found. A study led by researchers from the University´s School of Psychology, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, has shown that punishment can act as a performance enhancer in a similar way to monetary reward. Dr Marios Philiastides, who led the work, said: “This work reveals important new information about how the brain functions...