News tagged with cortex

Brain recalls old memories via new pathways

People with anxiety disorders, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often experience prolonged and exaggerated fearfulness. Now, an animal study suggests that this might involve disruption of a ...

Jan 19, 2015
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Birth gets the brain ready to sense the world

Neurons that process sensory information such as touch and vision are arranged in precise, well-characterized maps that are crucial for translating perception into understanding. A study published by Cell ...

Oct 14, 2013
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Medial prefrontal cortex linked to fear response

(Medical Xpress)—In a new paper published in the current issue of Neuron, Harvard Medical School researchers at McLean Hospital report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Two brain regions join forces for absolute pitch

People who have "absolute pitch" can identify notes immediately without relying on a reference tone. Intensive research is being conducted into the neuronal basis of this extraordinary ability at the University ...

Jan 07, 2015
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Study reveals brain connections for introspection

(Medical Xpress)—The human mind is not only capable of cognition and registering experiences but also of being introspectively aware of these processes. Until now, scientists have not known if such introspection ...

Oct 16, 2013
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A short stay in darkness may heal hearing woes

Call it the Ray Charles Effect: a young child who is blind develops a keen ability to hear things that others cannot. Researchers have long known that very young brains are malleable enough to re-wire some ...

Feb 05, 2014
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