News tagged with cerebral cortex

Complex brain landscape controls speech

Up to now, Broca's region in the brain has been thought to comprise two areas, since it was discovered in 1861, it has been regarded as one of the two regions in the cerebral cortex responsible for language. The conception ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Losing sleep, losing brain?

Chronic and severely stressful situations, like those connected to depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, have been associated with smaller volumes in "stress sensitive" brain regions, such as the cingulate region ...

dateJan 27, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Microcephaly genes associated with human brain size

A group of Norwegian and American researchers have shown that common variations in genes associated with microcephaly - a neuro-developmental disorder in which brain size is dramatically reduced - may explain differences ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Genetics
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