Brain
The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfis...
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Angry People Overestimate Their Intelligence
Angry people are more likely to overestimate their intelligence.
Neanderthal Minibrains Offer Insight Into Our History
Comparing Neanderthal minibrains to those of modern humans can help explain our evolution into the dominant species.
Rare Genetic Mutation Lets Some People Function with Less Sleep
Ever wished you could get by with less sleep? Some people can--and don't seem to be any worse off for it--thanks, possibly, to one unusual mutation
Neurons Forming Connections In Vitro
Neurons forming connections in vitro. via mymedicalwall
The most detailed map of the brain ever created
The most detailed map of the brain ever created! Credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili
More Than 1000 Genes Have Been Linked To Intelligence
More Than 1000 Genes Have Been Linked To Intelligence.
Human Blood Cells Successfully Converted into Neurons
Human Blood Cells Successfully Converted into Neurons.
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain.
'Brainprint' Can Identify You With 100% Accuracy
Your unique 'BrainPrint' can identify you with 100% accuracy!
Neurons forming connections in vitro.... - Neuroscience News and Research
Neurons forming connections in vitro. via mymedicalwall
What If You Stopped Sleeping?- Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
What If You Stopped Sleeping? Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
Five Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker
Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neurosc...
Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think
Silence may allow your brain to rejuvenate leaving you feeling a new freedom
You can grow new brain cells. Here's how
Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving m...
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
History of neuroscience
From the ancient Egyptian mummifications to 18th century scientific research on "globules" and neurons, there is evidence of neuroscience practice throughout the early periods of history. The early ci...
History of neuroscience - Wikipedia
Human brain
The human brain has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but has a more developed cerebral cortex than any other. Large animals such as whales and elephants have larger brains in...
Human brain - Wikipedia
Lobes of the brain
Brain lobes were originally a purely anatomical classification, but have been shown also to be related to different brain functions. The telencephalon (cerebrum), the largest portion of the human brai...
Lobes of the brain - Wikipedia
Brainstem
In the anatomy of humans and of many other vertebrates, the brainstem (or brain stem) is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord. In humans it is us...
Brainstem - Wikipedia
Cerebellum
The cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It may also be involved in some cognitive functions such as attention and language, ...
Cerebellum - Wikipedia
Cerebrum
The cerebrum (Latin for brain) refers to the parts of the brain containing the cerebral cortex (of the two cerebral hemispheres), as well as several subcortical structures, including the hippocampus, ...
Cerebrum - Wikipedia
Blood-brain barrier
The blood–brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective permeability barrier that separates the circulating blood from the brain extracellular fluid (BECF) in the central nervous system (CNS). The blood–b...
Blood-brain barrier - Wikipedia
Cerebral cortex
The cerebral cortex is the cerebrum's (brain) outer layer of neural tissue in humans and other mammals. It is divided into two cortices, along the sagittal plane: the left and right cerebral hemispher...
Cerebral cortex - Wikipedia
Neuron
A neuron (/ˈnjʊərɒn/ NYEWR-on or /ˈnʊərɒn/ NEWR-on; also known as a neurone or nerve cell) is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical si...
Neuron - Wikipedia
Synapse
In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron (or nerve cell) to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell (neural or otherwise). Santiago Ramón y Cajal proposed th...
Synapse - Wikipedia
Neurotransmitter
Neurotransmitters are endogenous chemicals that transmit signals across a synapse from one neuron (nerve cell) to another 'target' neuron. Neurotransmitters are released from synaptic vesicles in syna...
Mind
A mind /ˈmaɪnd/ is the set of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory—a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms.A len...
Mental process
Mental process or mental function are terms often used interchangeably for all the things that individuals can do with their minds. These include perception, memory, thinking (such as ideation, imagin...