News tagged with brain areas

New genetic disorder of balance and cognition discovered

The family of disorders known as ataxia can impair speech, balance and coordination, and have varying levels of severity. Scientists from the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have identified a new member of this group ...

Dec 07, 2012
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Teenagers' brains affected by preterm birth

New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities.

Nov 13, 2012
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Scientists in sleep-wake tests decode dreams

What's in a dream? For Yukiyasu Kamitani, the question is important. He has been testing how dreams relate to brain activity and what really is the function of dreaming, He leads a team of researchers at the ATR Computational ...

Oct 29, 2012
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Anesthesia drugs really do put us to sleep

When patients are put under anesthesia, they are often told they will be "put to sleep," and now it appears that in some ways that's exactly what the drugs do to the brain. New evidence in mice reported online on October ...

Oct 25, 2012
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