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2012-10-17 14:12:44

Chronic alcohol abuse can severely damage the nervous system, particularly cognitive functions, cerebral metabolism, and brain morphology.

Evolution Is A Matter Of Brawn Vs Brain
2012-10-16 06:07:56

A team of scientists has found that in different animals, the two traits of brain size and body size are driven by different evolutionary mechanisms.

2012-09-27 00:00:21

An Evolutionary Biologist at The University of Manchester, working with scientists in the United States, has found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other.

Human Brain Growth Outpaces Chimps In Womb
2012-09-25 13:07:57

A new study from Kyoto University shows that human's superior brain size in comparison to chimpanzees can be traced back to the womb.

New Human Brain Atlas Based on Gene Expression
2012-09-20 09:33:54

A research team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science reports that human brains share a consistent genetic blueprint and possess enormous biochemical complexity. The findings, published in Nature, stem from the first in-depth and large-scale analysis of the vast data set publicly available in the Allen Human Brain Atlas. Experts say it may be the "Rosetta Stone" for understanding the relationship between genes and the brain.

Emotiv - Hacking The Human Brain
2012-08-27 09:45:58

Welcome to fear, my friends, as researchers from the University of California and University of Oxford in Geneva have found a way to “hack” into the human brain.

Self-awareness In Humans Is More Intricate Than Previously Thought
2012-08-23 07:18:36

Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to "know thyself" as the pinnacle of humanity.

Different Areas Of The Brain Are Used For Thinking And Choosing
2012-08-21 14:31:55

Caltech researchers study over 300 lesion patients

Study Reveals Brain's Mysterious Switchboard Operator
2012-08-17 16:08:49

A mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival, Princeton University researchers have found.

Cleansing System Inside Brain Drains Waste Products
2012-08-16 12:47:44

Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center found a system that can drain the waste from the brain; it was previously unrecognized by scientists.


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