News tagged with neocortex

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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Brain Versus Gut: Our Inborn Food Fight

( -- The relatively larger human brain makes us the most intelligent of the primates. But if we're so smart, how come we've eaten our way into an obesity epidemic? One reason is the relatively smaller human stomach ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Evolution
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Our brains are more like birds' than we thought

For more than a century, neuroscientists believed that the brains of humans and other mammals differed from the brains of other animals, such as birds (and so were presumably better). This belief was based, in part, upon ...

dateJul 02, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Fatty acids clue for Alzheimer's

( -- The amount of fatty acids in the brain varies between healthy people and those with Alzheimer's according to new research from the University of Bristol, UK, supported by the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

dateNov 13, 2009 in Neuroscience
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