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Brain Controls Volume Of Voices In Your Head
2013-09-04 10:24:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During a conversation, the brain constantly makes adjustments in order to efficiently process the speech volume of others while recognizing self-made speech for what it is. According to a new report published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience, Duke researchers have mapped the complex brain interactions responsible for the ability to hold a conversation or play a musical instrument. What's more, the team believes that their...

Sex Food Facebook Brain Pleasure Center
2013-08-30 08:58:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook often gets flak for the way it handles user information and other private data, yet the social networking site still manages to retain over a billion users. Neurologist Dar Meshi of the Free University of Berlin now believes the reason why so many continue to use the services of Facebook is because clicking “like” when viewing photos of friends and maintaining an online reputation triggers responses similar to those of sex...

Understanding How Neurons Get Wired
2013-08-15 09:27:33

University of Arizona Two different versions of the same signaling protein tell a nerve cell which end is which, UA researchers have discovered. The findings could help improve therapies for spinal injuries and neurodegenerative diseases. University of Arizona scientists have discovered an unknown mechanism that establishes polarity in developing nerve cells. Understanding how nerve cells make connections is an important step in developing cures for nerve damage resulting from spinal...

Dyslexia Seen In Brain Scans Pre-K
2013-08-14 11:27:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dyslexia is typically diagnosed when a child is 7 or 8 years old, but new research from MIT could help identify kids at-risk for the reading disorder before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings. Using advanced brain imaging technology, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a connection between poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners and the size of a brain structure called the arcuate fasciculus,...

2013-08-08 14:09:03

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex. The largest and most recently evolved region of the brain, the neocortex is particularly well developed in humans and is responsible for sensory processing, long-term memory, reasoning, complex muscle actions, consciousness and other functions. "The mammalian neocortex has a distinctive structure featuring six layers...

2013-08-06 23:23:40

Nerve repair and protection company to provide company update at life sciences conference. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCQB: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the commercialization of proprietary products for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Karen Zaderej, is scheduled to present at the Wedbush 2013 Life Sciences Management Access Conference in New York. Event: Wedbush 2013 Life...

2013-08-05 12:25:20

Using direct human brain recordings, a research team from Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA and Thomas Jefferson University has identified a new type of cell in the brain that helps people to keep track of their relative location while navigating an unfamiliar environment. The "grid cell," which derives its name from the triangular grid pattern in which the cell activates during navigation, is distinct among brain cells because its activation represents multiple...

2013-07-26 13:36:43

Gene co-expression study is based on data in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related. The newly published analysis identifies two networked groupings from 26 genes associated with autism that are overexpressed in the cerebellar cortex, in areas dominated by neurons called granule cells. The team, composed of...

2013-07-23 12:29:37

Neural stem cells proliferate in the subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult mammals. However, the number of endogenous neural stem cells is insufficient to prevent cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injuries such as vascular dementia, so it is important to stimulate endogenous neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. The ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 effectively and safely treats memory loss and cognitive impairments in patients with senile dementia. Prof. Yuliang...

Unique Brain Pathway Allows Us To Learn Languages
2013-07-23 04:39:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A neural pathway unique to humans allows us to learn new words and languages, European scientists reported on Monday. Experts have long believed language acquisition - a distinctively human ability - depends on the integration of information between motor and auditory representation of words in the brain, although the precise neural mechanisms behind this interaction remained unclear. In the current study, researchers from the...


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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