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Brain & Nervous System
Cell to cell contacts in the brain play an active role in processing information.
There are two main courses of treatment for an aneurysm: clipping the aneurysm, which involves invasive brain surgery, or coiling, which is a procedure in which a small catheter is placed into the groin.
Memory formation follows a dynamic pattern, allowing for retrieval from different areas of the brain, depending on when an organism needs to remember.
People may permanently store memories in their brains, even if they cannot consciously recall them.
The slower the brain "learns" to control certain muscle movements, the more likely it is to remember the lesson over the long haul.
Many children with the disease aren't usually considered candidates for brain surgery because it is difficult to identify which tubers are causing seizures using electroencephalography.
Research has discovered more about how the brain works to mask or suppress the impact that alcohol has on motor skills.
Brain and skull are incontrovertibly linked developmentally and evolutionarily.
This finding partially overturns a longstanding belief that each of the brain's 100 billion neurons communicate strictly by a digital code.
A mechanism underlying the molecular switch that turns young, adaptable brains into older, less malleable brains has been discovered.
The discovery of a possible hibernation hormone in the brain may unlock the mystery behind the dormant state.
Researchers are one step closer to pinpointing age of brain activity changes related to language.
The way the brain stores new, conscious information such as a first kiss or a childhood home is strongly linked to the way the human brain stores unconscious information.
One of two separate areas of the brain light up when younger people look at a house or a face, but each image activates both areas of the brain at the same time in older persons.
Finding could open new doors in treatment of psychiatric and medical disorders.
The researchers also associated chicken pox infection with a significantly reduced risk of developing brain tumors.
One of the great challenges for treating Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders is getting medicine to the right place in the brain.