Neuroscience

The first complete mapping of cerebral functional lateralisation

Some cerebral processes preferably occur in the brain's right or left hemisphere. But which functions and which side? A Franco-Italian research team directed by a CNRS researcher from the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Right brain also important for learning a new language

Novel language learning activates different neural processes than was previously thought. A Leiden research team has discovered parallel but separate contributions from the hippocampus and Broca's area, the learning centre ...

Neuroscience

Musical training increases blood flow in the brain

Research by the University of Liverpool has found that brief musical training can increase the blood flow in the left hemisphere of our brain. This suggests that the areas responsible for music and language share common brain ...

Neuroscience

Study shows brain groove unique to humans

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of researchers has found via study that a groove in the brain, which they have named the "superior temporal asymmetrical pit" (STAP) appears to be unique to humans as it is barely ...

Neuroscience

Asleep somewhere new, one brain hemisphere keeps watch

People who go to bed wary of potential danger sometimes pledge to sleep "with one eye open." A new Brown University study finds that isn't too far off. On the first night in a new place, the research suggests, one brain hemisphere ...

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