News tagged with prefrontal cortex
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Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to "know thyself" as the pinnacle of humanity. Now, thousands of years later, neuroscientists are trying to decipher precisely how the human brain constructs ...
Neuroscience Aug 22, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (11) | 17 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Everyone knows the adage: "If something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is." Why, then, do some people fall for scams and why are older folks especially prone to being duped?
Neuroscience Aug 16, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1 |
New Australian research shows that the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, providing the strongest evidence to date of a link between immune function and schizophrenia.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) due to a delay in brain development or the result of complete deviation from typical development? In the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, Dr. Philip Shaw and collea ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 30, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults each year, and although they are treatable, they often cause significant distress.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Study offers new clue on how brain processes visual information, provides insight into neural mechanisms of attention
Ever wonder how the human brain, which is constantly bombarded with millions of pieces of visual information, can filter out what's unimportant and focus on what's most useful?
Neuroscience Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study of aged female rats found that long-term treatment with estrogen and a synthetic progesterone known as MPA increased levels of a protein marker of synapses in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region ...
Medical research Jul 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A recent study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) revealed that the FOXO1 gene may play an important role in the pathological mechanisms of Parkinson's disease. These findings are published ...
Genetics Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have uncovered two brain signals in the human prefrontal cortex involved in how humans predict the decisions of other people. Their results suggest ...
Neuroscience Jun 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Children with autism given a squirt of a nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin showed more activity in brain regions known to be involved with processing social information, a small study ...
Autism spectrum disorders May 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(HealthDay) -- The ability to make decisions in new situations declines with age, apparently because of changes in the brain's white matter, a new imaging study says.
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A network of brain regions which is activated during intense aesthetic experience overlaps with the brain network associated with inward contemplation and self-assessment, New York University researchers have found. Their ...
Neuroscience Apr 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study led by Eric Courchesne, PhD, director of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has, for the first time, identified in young autism patients genetic ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Chronic and excessive drinking is associated with structural, physiological, and functional changes in multiple regions of the human brain, including the prefrontal cortex, the medial temporal lobe (MTL), as well as structures ...
Addiction Mar 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level, according to findings published in Neuron by University at Buffalo researchers.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |