News tagged with brain regions

'Brain maps' track how humans reach

(PhysOrg.com) -- A ballet dancer grasps her partner's hand to connect for a pas de deux. Later that night, in the dark, she reaches for her calf to massage a sore spot. Her brain is using different "maps" to plan for each ...

dateDec 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Younger brains are easier to rewire

About a decade ago, scientists studying the brains of blind people made a surprising discovery: A brain region normally devoted to processing images had been rewired to interpret tactile information, such as input from the ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Neuroscience
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New regulator of circadian clock identified

Daily sleeping and eating patterns are critical to human well-being and health. Now, a new study from Concordia University has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates these cycles by altering the activity of ...

dateOct 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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