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2011-10-14 20:39:27

Virtual brains modeling epilepsy and schizophrenia display less complexity among functional connections, and other differences compared to healthy brain models.

2011-10-06 11:24:36

Civilized human cohabitation requires us to respect elementary social norms.

FIGURE 3_DBS EEG_v2
2011-09-25 15:19:20

New research shows that key parts of the brain collaborate to buy time for careful consideration of difficult decisions.

Key To Fighting Food Cravings All In Your Head
2011-09-21 10:46:53

Researchers have found that obese people had more difficulty resisting cravings for high-calorie foods.

2011-09-19 22:57:55

If the brain goes hungry, Twinkies look a lot better.

2011-09-15 12:17:14

Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to regulate anger.

Biological Basis For Delayed Gratification
2011-09-01 10:35:56

Weill Cornell–led study looks at delayed gratification in adults first tested with marshmallows and cookies as pre-schoolers.

2011-08-17 13:18:00

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but how do our brains decide when and who we should copy?

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2011-08-13 06:30:00

While both humans and chimpanzees start out life with key portions of their brains underdeveloped, the rapid growth in these cognitive and decision-making areas that occur in human children are not characteristic of young chimps.

2011-08-04 13:44:43

Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognize but whose name you can't remember?


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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