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Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories

2010-03-31 13:42:22

In what may provide the most compelling evidence to date, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated how a genetic variant may lead to schizophrenia by causing a disruption in communication between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex regions of the brain, areas believed to be responsible for carrying out working memory.

2010-03-24 16:14:36

New research provides insight into the region of the brain that underlies our tendency to condemn failed attempts to harm and forgive harms that are accidental

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2010-03-11 12:24:54

New research from Vanderbilt University reveals for the first time how our brains coordinate two types of attention and why we may be temporarily blinded by surprises.

2010-03-09 14:58:11

Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex is an indicator emotion regulation in day-to-day life.

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2010-02-24 15:04:41

The human brain is a big believer in equality—and a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, has become the first to gather the images to prove it.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.

2010-01-20 18:13:32

A new brain-based computational model is helping to understand how Parkinson's disease and dopamine medications—used to treat motor symptoms caused by the disease— can affect learning and attention.

2009-10-22 12:55:59

After exposure to extreme life stresses, what distinguishes the individuals who do and do not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

2009-10-19 16:42:45

Populations of neurons code time with extreme precision in the primate brain.

2009-10-13 13:44:11

Researchers at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) pioneer bilateral epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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