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

Researchers have effectively developed a model of the pig brain which they intend to use to help answer important questions related to the early development of the human brain.

2013-03-13 18:01:25

The stick can work just as well as the carrot in improving our performance.

2013-03-13 14:45:56

It is estimated that there are 10 million cases of traumatic brain injury globally every year with mild traumatic brain injuries being responsible for 70-90% of these.

2013-03-08 00:47:24

The transistors and wires that power our electronic devices need to be mounted on a base material known as a "motherboard."

Bird Brains Can Tell Us A Lot About Human Behavior
2013-02-28 05:30:56

New research involving songbirds may help explain how the human brain is organized to govern skilled performance, a finding that could lead to new ways of understanding human speech production and other complex behaviors.

Premature Babies Recognize Syllables Inside The Womb
2013-02-27 05:17:00

Infants who are born up to three months premature are capable of recognizing different syllables in human speech patterns, according to new research published in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

2013-02-19 10:07:52

A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain.

fMRI Used To Unravel The Brain's Vision Secrets
2013-02-04 04:59:42

The areas of the human brain responsible for our perception of shape and orientation have been discovered by researchers from a pair of UK-based universities – a discovery which they call an important advance in the understanding of how our minds process visual information.

The Impact Of fMRI Over The Past 20 Years
2013-01-17 06:07:29

A new study published in the January edition of the Perspectives of Psychological Science reveals the impact of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) over the last 20 years, and argues that there are some issues that remain unclear.

2013-01-16 22:12:53

For the first time, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) have used a new combination of neural imaging methods to discover exactly how the human brain adapts to injury.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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