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creative genius
2015-03-03 14:50:32

New Northwestern University research suggests why the inability to shut out competing sensory information while focusing on the creative project at hand might have been so acute for geniuses such as Proust, Franz Kafka, Charles Darwin, Anton Chekhov and many others.

visual cortex
2015-03-03 11:13:59

Scientists had long believed that the processing in our visual system is mostly done in the visual cortex at the back of the brain. However, a new study from a Vanderbilt University and Boston University has found that some significant processing actually occurs along the way – in the thalamus.

2015-03-03 08:31:07

Sleep experts recommend tart cherry juice to get a better night's sleep naturally LANSING, Mich., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As clocks spring forward this weekend for Daylight Saving Time,

2015-03-02 16:31:12

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevro Corp.

2015-03-02 12:31:35

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new survey are waking Americans up to a widespread health issue - insomnia.

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2015-03-02 12:23:54

Has it ever been so quiet that you could actually hear a pin drop? Scientists have figured out why you can hear such a faint sound using bullfrogs' ear hair. Nice.

2015-02-27 23:19:48

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2015-02-26 12:28:09

Developed From Research at World-Renowned Biodesign Program at Stanford University PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb.

2015-02-24 23:15:00

“Sleep Shepherd” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, which takes a look

brain
2015-02-24 16:52:02

Stuttering has typically been treated as a psychological or emotional condition, but a new study based on brain scans found that the speech disorder may be linked to irregular white matter in the brain.


Latest Nervous system Reference Libraries

Midbrain
2013-07-25 15:13:23

The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...

Brain
2013-03-05 13:54:00

Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...

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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]