News tagged with cerebral cortex

Researchers identify 'Facebook neurons'

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that within the brain's neocortex lies a subnetwork of highly active neurons that behave much like people in social networks. Like Facebook, these neuronal networks have a ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Scientists show universality in the brain evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have uncovered a self-organizing biological principle in the brains of three very different, genetically diverse mammals -- but in all three they found the same mathematically precise "pinwheel" ...

dateNov 04, 2010 in Evolution
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Obedient sensory neurons

Using monkey electrophysiology, Dr. Koida and Dr. Komatsu (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan) found that task demand altered the response of the inferior temporal neurons.

dateOct 26, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Diagnosing autism with MRI is one step closer

University of Utah (U of U) medical researchers have made an important step in diagnosing autism through using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers indentify the problem much earlier in children ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Medical research
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