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Hands Free Does Not Mean Brain Free
2013-03-01 05:11:20

Making a left-hand turn at a busy intersection while talking on a hands-free cellphone could be the “most dangerous” thing we do on the road due to the high level of brain activation involved, according to a new Canadian study.

Evolution Gave Humans Unique Brain Structures Over Primates
2013-02-24 06:04:08

Researchers have discovered a pair of functional networks in the human cerebral cortex that are not present in the brains of rhesus monkeys, leading them to theorize that the networks were added during the evolution from ancient primates to the modern day homo sapiens.

2013-02-21 10:51:30

A study combining genetic data with brain imaging, designed to identify genes associated with the amyloid plaque deposits found in Alzheimer’s disease patients, has not only identified the APOE gene -- long associated with development of Alzheimer’s -- but has uncovered an association with a second gene, called BCHE.

2013-02-20 23:03:18

Awake craniotomy – a procedure in which the patient remains awake during brain tumor surgery in order to determine if the operation will touch on any areas that affect such abilities as speech,

2013-02-19 10:07:52

A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain.

Ancient Mummy Gets Modern CT Scan
2013-02-04 10:42:21

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently sent a 4,000-year old mummy for a CT scan at a nearby hospital, hoping that modern medical imaging technology might shed new light on the life of the ancient museum resident.

fMRI Used To Unravel The Brain's Vision Secrets
2013-02-04 04:59:42

The areas of the human brain responsible for our perception of shape and orientation have been discovered by researchers from a pair of UK-based universities – a discovery which they call an important advance in the understanding of how our minds process visual information.


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