Adolescence is a time of remodeling in the prefrontal cortex, a brain structure dedicated to higher functions such as planning and social behaviors.
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Brain & Nervous System
Epilepsy services in South East Wales will be the topic for the next meeting of the National Assembly's South Wales East Regional Committee.
For tasks involving spatial processing, preparing for the task and performing it are not two separate brain processes, but one - at least when there are a small number of actions to choose from.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a drug that stops brain activity when a light shines on it.
There are more than 5 million Americans today permanently affected by a traumatic brain injury.
The need for strategies that treat complex neurological impairments has never been greater.
The extraordinary plasticity of the young brain occurs only during a narrow window of time known as the critical period.
UCLA psychologists present the first neuroscience research comparing how our brains evaluate the possibility of gaining versus losing when making risky decisions.
Demonstration by St. Jude researchers that special niches made of capillaries protect and stimulate cancer stem cells in the brain explains the origin of these cancers and their reappearance following treatment.
People with damage to the hippocampus, the area of the brain that plays a crucial role in learning and memory, not only have trouble remembering the past but also in imagining new and future experiences.
Memory and future thought go 'hand in hand'
If we need to remember a name, directions to a location or how to perform certain motor tasks, anything involving learning or memory, our brain does it by changing the properties of synapses.
Physical exercise can delay onset of memory loss in Huntington's disease, but a combination of mental and physical exercise is more beneficial in delaying the fatal genetic disease's symptoms.
Despite the explosive growth in size and complexity of the human brain, the pace of evolutionary change among the thousands of genes expressed in brain tissue has actually slowed since the split.
Research finds a cell population that is a primary target of the degenerative brain disease known as frontotemporal dementia, which is as common as Alzheimer's disease in patients who develop dementia before age 65.
Our brains react with varying sensitivity to reward and suggests that people most susceptible to impulse are those who need to buy it.
Alcohol may have a role as a resuscitation fluid in well resuscitated patients with severe brain injury as people with alcohol in blood survive brain trauma and head injuries better.
With appropriate training, community physicians achieve gratifying results at using catheter based techniques to unclog arteries supplying blood to the brain.
A study of Danish cell phone users find no link between brain cancer risk and use of cell phones.
Their findings, say the researchers, provide the first direct link between the Huntington's protein and the protein that controls capture and trafficking inside the cell.