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Frontal Lobe May Not Be Key To Intelligence After All
2013-05-14 08:56:44

A new study found the frontal lobes of humans are not disproportionately larger compared to other parts of the brain, suggesting that other brain regions may play a more critical role in our unique cognitive abilities than previously thought.

Scientists Look At How The Brain Compensates For Speed
2013-05-08 18:47:22

Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley have finally pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for not only seeing fast-moving objects, but responding to them as well.

2013-05-08 17:12:26

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered how the predominant class of Alzheimer's pharmaceuticals might sharpen the brain's performance.

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.

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."

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

Researchers have developed a new class of tiny, injectable devices that are helping neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the human brain.

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

A multidisciplinary team from Stanford University has combined neuroscience and chemical engineering to develop a process that renders a mouse brain transparent, no slicing required.


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.