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Brain's Visual Cortex Activates For Reward Even When Stimulus Is Removed
2013-03-22 12:15:13

An international collaborative study, conducted by researchers at both KU Leuven and the Harvard Medical School, has attempted to recreate Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment, but with a twist.

Evolution Gave Humans Unique Brain Structures Over Primates
2013-02-24 06:04:08

Researchers have discovered a pair of functional networks in the human cerebral cortex that are not present in the brains of rhesus monkeys, leading them to theorize that the networks were added during the evolution from ancient primates to the modern day homo sapiens.

Monkey Brains And Mind Control
2012-07-29 06:45:39

Researchers have for the first time shown that they can control the behavior of monkeys by using pulses of blue light to very specific brain cells.


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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