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Morphed Images Of Hollywood Celebrities Reveal How Neurons Make Up Your Mind

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, University of Leicester Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus An international team of scientists, involving...

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2014-09-25 20:22:24

Perception of a face's identity predicts whether a specific neuron will fire when presented with an image of blended faces SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurons programmed to fire at specific faces--such as the famously reported "Jennifer Aniston neuron"--may be more in line with the conscious recognition of faces than the actual images seen. Subjects presented with a blended face, such as an amalgamation of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, had significantly more firing of...

brain sleep node
2014-09-22 05:02:12

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing people to fall into a deep sleep. This slumber-promoting circuit, which is located deep in the primitive brainstem, is only the second such “sleep node” ever discovered in the brains of mammals, the study authors said. In research published online...

2014-09-09 23:01:16

Three days away from the completion of its fundraising campaign, the Perception Neuron team gives all of its backers an immediate stretch goal and reveals the latest photos from its prototypes. Beijing, China (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 With only three days left in its fundraising campaign, the Perception Neuron team has decided to give all of its backers an instant stretch goal as a way to thank its community. “We wanted to reward all our existing backers because the support we have...

2014-09-02 23:01:35

With over half of its Kickstarter campaign completed, the world’s smallest, adaptive and most affordable motion capture system has reached its funding goal and released news about its stretch goals. Beijing, China (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Perception Neuron, the world’s smallest, adaptive and versatile wireless full-body motion capture system for virtual reality, motion capture and visual effects is proud to announce that it has surpassed its Kickstarter fundraising goal of $250,000...

2014-08-29 08:24:31

DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory medical condition that results in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. The myelin sheath is damaged because of an abnormal response by the immune system, which targets neurons within the central nervous...

2014-08-28 23:05:28

This webinar will provide experienced and novice researchers with an overview of the current optical imaging methods driving neuroscience today. Part of the BioTechniques free webinar series. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 In the coming years, considerable effort and resources will be directed at understanding the neural connections of the brain. This webinar examines many of the tools being used to study how neurons interact with one another at their synapses. Event Date: Tuesday,...

How To Find Simplicity In The Brain
2014-08-26 03:02:11

Carnegie Mellon University Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number manyfold. However, simply recording the neural activity does not automatically lead to a clearer understanding of how the brain works. In a new review paper published in Nature Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University's Byron M. Yu and Columbia University's John P. Cunningham describe the...

How Neurons Respond To Sequences Of familiar Objects
2014-08-26 03:43:44

Carnegie Mellon University The world grows increasingly more chaotic year after year, and our brains are constantly bombarded with images. A new study from Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint project between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, reveals how neurons in the part of the brain responsible for recognizing objects respond to being shown a barrage of images. The study is published online by Nature Neuroscience. The CNBC researchers...

gamma rhythm
2014-08-25 03:30:14

David Orenstein, Brown University In a new study researchers show that they could make faint sensations more vivid by triggering a brain rhythm that appears to shift sensory attention. The study in mice, reported in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first direct evidence that the brain’s “gamma” rhythms have a causal role in processing the sense of touch. By striking up the right rhythm in the right brain region at the right time, Brown University neuroscientists report that they...

2014-08-21 12:29:58

World-class neuroscientist from Stanford University brings expertise in synapse diversity and neural processing to research team SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science welcomes renowned neuroscientist Stephen J Smith, Ph.D., as a Senior Investigator. At the Allen Institute, Smith will build on his years of expertise in studying the brain to better understand the mechanisms behind neural computation in the human cortex. "We are very fortunate to...


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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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