News tagged with part of the brain

Researchers show brain's battle for attention

(Medical Xpress)—We've all been there: You're at work deeply immersed in a project when suddenly you start thinking about your weekend plans. It happens because behind the scenes, parts of your brain are ...

Apr 11, 2013
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Brain adds cells in puberty to navigate adult world

The brain adds new cells during puberty to help navigate the complex social world of adulthood, two Michigan State University neuroscientists report in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mar 04, 2013
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The party in your brain

A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to predict which political party ...

Feb 13, 2013
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