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Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories

2012-01-16 10:41:51

Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike.

2011-12-14 11:50:42

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.

2011-12-08 21:46:46

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severely debilitating illness characterized by sadness and an inability to cope.

2011-12-07 11:20:15

Primates learn from feedback that surprises them, and in a recent investigation of how that happens, neurosurgeons have learned something new.

2011-12-07 10:39:23

How the human brain and human cognitive abilities evolved in less than six million years has long puzzled scientists.

2011-11-23 11:45:30

Images of prisoners' brains show important differences between those who are diagnosed as psychopaths and those who aren't.

2011-11-14 23:49:34

Women who survive breast cancer show significant neurological impairment, and outcomes appear to be significantly poorer for those treated with chemotherapy.

2011-11-04 20:52:12

Impulsive individuals tend to display aggressive behavior and have challenges ranging from drug and alcohol abuse, to problem gambling and difficult relationships.

2011-10-26 09:16:42

Cannabis use is associated with disturbances in concentration and memory.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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