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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.

Guppy Study Reveals Costly Nature Of Having Big Brains
2013-01-04 12:00:47

As the most intelligent animals on the planet, we often wonder—how did we get so darn smart?

2013-01-03 15:29:37

Bigger brains can make animals, well, brainier, but that boost in brain size and ability comes at a price.

How The Brain Categorizes Thousands Of Objects And Actions Revealed By New Study
2012-12-19 16:52:49

Humans perceive numerous categories of objects and actions, but where are these categories represented spatially in the brain?


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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