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Latest Neuroanatomy Stories

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

2012-12-05 12:55:24

Inside the brains of mice and men alike, a relatively big football-shaped region called the thalamus acts like a switchboard, providing the prefrontal cortex, the part that does abstract thinking and decision-making, with most of its information.

2012-11-23 10:56:34

The cerebral cortex of the human brain has been called "the crowning achievement of evolution."

2012-11-23 10:40:03

A team of IRCM researchers, led by Dr. Frédéric Charron, recently uncovered a nerve cell’s internal clock, used during embryonic development.

2012-11-16 11:06:17

Understanding how any disease progresses is one of the first and most important steps towards finding treatments to stop it.

Promising Nerve Research From Stem Cells Plus Nanofibers
2012-11-07 15:29:57

Researchers coax cells to grow and myelinate along thin fibers, with potential use in testing treatments for neurological diseases

rhesus monkey
2012-11-07 14:49:05

Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo recently talked with redOrbit about her team’s discovery of grid cells in rhesus monkeys and what this could mean for the future of neuroscience.

2012-11-02 14:49:03

World-leading experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging from The University of Nottingham’s Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Prefrontal Cortex Controls Habits
2012-10-30 19:33:47

Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits.


Latest Neuroanatomy 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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