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2011-11-17 00:08:09

A new study using magnetic resonance imaging data of 406 adult human twins affirms the long-standing idea that the genetic basis of human cortical regionalization – the organization of the outer brain into specific functional areas – is similar to and consistent with patterns found in other mammals, indicating a common conservation mechanism in evolution.

Not All Brain Regions Are Created Equal
2011-11-02 04:41:03

Just as the Occupy Wall Street movement has brought more attention to financial disparities between the haves and have-nots in American society, researchers are highlighting the disproportionate influence of so called "Rich Clubs" within the human brain.

2011-11-01 12:24:53

Researchers from the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center identified for the first time that changes in the tissue located at the junction between the outer and inner layers of the brain, called "blurring", may be an important, non-invasive biomarker for earlier diagnosis and the development of new therapies for degenerative brain conditions, such as multiple sclerosis.

2011-10-20 22:40:30

A team of neuroscientists at Dartmouth College has shown that different individuals' brains use the same, common neural code to recognize complex visual images.

2011-10-07 07:00:00

In her new book, research neuropsychologist Dr.

2011-09-27 17:33:43

Researchers from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a mathematical model of the brain's neural circuitry that may provide a better understanding of how and why information is not transmitted correctly in the brains of Parkinson's disease patients.

2011-09-15 12:00:11

People are adept at recognizing sensations such as sounds or smells, even when many stimuli appear simultaneously.

2011-09-15 11:45:41

Although still a young field, research in "decision neuroscience" has exploded in the last decade, with scientists beginning to decipher what exactly is happening in our brains when we are making choices, whether big or small.


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  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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