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Sea Lions Found To Have A Type Of Epilepsy Similar To That In Humans
2014-03-18 14:25:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine found a form of epilepsy in sea lions that is similar to one found in humans. In a published paper in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, the team wrote that California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy similar to a temporal lobe epilepsy. Hundreds of sea lions wash up along the California coast each year suffering from seizures that have been...

The More Altruistic You Are, The More Gray Matter You Have
2012-07-11 20:45:39

The volume of a small brain region influences one's predisposition for altruistic behavior. Researchers from the University of Zurich show that people who behave more altruistically than others have more gray matter at the junction between the parietal and temporal lobe, thus showing for the first time that there is a connection between brain anatomy, brain activity and altruistic behavior. Why are some people very selfish and others very altruistic? Previous studies indicated that social...

2012-01-31 06:06:15

New location of critical area provides hints on origin of language Scientists have long believed that human speech is processed towards the back of the brain's cerebral cortex, behind auditory cortex where all sounds are received – a place famously known as Wernicke's area after the German neurologist who proposed this site in the late 1800s based on his study of brain injuries and strokes. But, now, research that analyzed more than 100 imaging studies concludes that Wernicke's...

2011-03-09 14:32:25

New research reveals the brain networks involved in recognizing people Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognize people. Faces and voices are known to be some of the key features that enable us to identify individual people, and they are rich in information such as gender, age, and body size, that lead to a unique identity for a person. A large body of neuropsychological and neuroimaging research has already determined the various brain regions responsible for face...

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2011-02-03 09:10:00

The phrase 'put on your thinking cap' could soon become more than just an axiom, according to researchers from the University of Sydney who have discovered that electrical stimulation of the brain could help an individual's problem-solving skills. Writing in the open-access journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday, Richard Chi and Allan Snyder of the school's Center for the Mind discovered that a jolt to the anterior temporal lobes made a person three times more likely to solve a difficult problem when...

2010-12-16 13:26:56

A Japanese research group led by Prof. Ryusuke Kakigi and Dr. Emi Nakato (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) and Prof. Masami K Yamaguchi (Chuo University) found that there was the different hemodynamic response in the temporal cortex between infants' perceptions of their own mother and of female strangers.  The presentation of mother's face elicited increased hemodynamic responses in the bilateral temporal cortex.  This finding was reported in Early Human...

2010-10-13 13:20:42

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, PhD, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at UC San Diego and a scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, report that working memory of relational information "“ where an object is located, for example "“ remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged. The findings, published in the October 13, 2010 issue of The Journal of...

2010-02-24 08:53:07

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have found that elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels of phosphorylated tau231 (P-tau231), a damaged tau protein found in patients with Alzheimer's disease, may be an early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer's disease in healthy adults. The study published this month online by Neurobiology of Aging shows that high levels of P- tau231 predict future memory decline and loss of brain gray matter in the medial temporal lobe- a key memory center. Prior studies...

2009-11-09 15:50:59

The long-held theory that our brains use different mechanisms for forming long-term and short-term memories has been challenged by new research from UCL, published today in PNAS. Neuroscientists formed this theory based on observation of patients with amnesia, a condition that severely disrupts the ability to form long-lasting memories. Typically, amnesia is caused by injury to the hippocampi, a pair of brain structures located in the depth of the temporal lobes. Despite the condition...

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2009-05-26 14:52:16

Neuroscientists feel they are much closer to an accepted unified theory about how the brain processes speech and language, according to a scientist at Georgetown University Medical Center who first laid the concepts a decade ago and who has now published a review article confirming the theory. In the June issue of Nature Neuroscience, the investigator, Josef Rauschecker, PhD, and his co-author, Sophie Scott, PhD, a neuroscientist at University College, London, say that both human and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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