News tagged with cerebral cortex

Researchers document how brain computes language

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reports a significant breakthrough in explaining gaps in scientists' understanding of human brain function. The study - which provides ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Digging into our consciousness

Dr. Antonio Damasio, a neuroscientist and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, is best known for his pioneering work on how the brain generates emotion and how emotion, ...

dateMay 18, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Revealing how experts’ minds tick

Primates, particularly humans, are set apart from other vertebrates by more than a huge expansion of the cerebral cortex, the region of the brain used for thinking. The connection and coordination of the cerebral cortex with ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Scientists show universality in the brain evolution

( -- 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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