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Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories

2013-11-21 12:32:51

A team of researchers at Inserm led by Cyril Herry (Inserm Unit 862, “Neurocentre Magendie,” Bordeaux) has just shown that interneurons located in the forebrain at the level of the prefrontal cortex are heavily involved in the control of fear responses.

2013-11-19 13:10:02

Anxiety disorders are common in children and adolescents, affecting up to 25 percent of the youth population.

2013-11-11 10:23:44

Physical and chemical changes in the brain during development can potentially play a role in some delinquent and deviant behaviors.

2013-08-08 09:13:32

Trying to explain riding a bike is difficult because it is an implicit memory.

Self-Control Through Precommitment More Effective Than Willpower
2013-07-25 08:38:14

The key to losing weight, or saving for the future, is avoiding temptation all together, according to a new study from the Universities of Cambridge and Dusseldorf. The study on self-control suggests avoidance is a better strategy than depending on will power alone.

2013-07-23 10:49:27

A research team led by scientists from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco has identified circuitry in the brain that drives compulsive drinking in rats, and likely plays a similar role in humans.

Mental Illness Gene Treatment Schizophrenia
2013-07-16 09:13:45

A new study involving brain impaired mice has the potential to improve therapy for people suffering from schizophrenia and major depressive disorder.

Theta Brainwaves Reflect Ability To Overcome Built-in bias
2013-05-08 08:55:51

Researchers show that the level of theta brainwave activity in the prefrontal cortex predicts whether people will be able to overcome these ingrained biases when doing so is required to achieve a goal.

2013-04-27 23:00:12

It’s never a good thing to be stressed.

2013-04-24 14:53:44

A specific region of the brain is in play when children consider their identity and social status as they transition into adolescence -- that often-turbulent time of reaching puberty and entering middle school.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.