Science news articles about 'areas of the brain'

  • Memory function varies after damage to key area of the brain

    ... performance of patients with damage to the hippocampus, an area of the human brain key to memory. The hippocampus is part ... time that two patients with damage restricted to this area of the brain have been assessed with the same tests in the same ...
  • Do bilingual persons have distinct language areas in the brain?

    ... . The question of how different languages are represented in the human brain is still unclear and, moreover, it is not certain how languages ... that all the languages that we acquire in the course of our life are represented in one area of the brain. However, other studies have found evidence that a second ...
  • Protecting specific area of the brain during radiation therapy substantially reduces memory loss

    ... the hippocampus -- a C-shaped area in the temporal lobe on both sides of the brain associated with the ability ... during whole-brain radiotherapy without a significant risk of recurrence in that area of the brain, a new ...
  • Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently

    ... differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid ...
  • Analysis of alcoholics' brains suggests treatment target

    ... in cell signaling and development is found at higher levels in the brains of chronic alcoholics compared to people of the same ... abuse. The samples were from the superior frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with alcohol abuse that is a part ...
  • Obesity can increase dementia risk by up to 80 percent

    ... to Alzheimer’s Disease and to vascular dementia – where areas of the brain stop functioning because the blood vessels that supply them are damaged by conditions such as high ...
  • Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs

    ... and neuronal deficits associated with schizophrenia and possibly other brain disorders. In the May 11 issue of Nature Genetics ... in the expression of over 30,000 genes in specific areas of the brain. When they discovered that the gene family of microRNAs ...
  • New MRI technique developed at UT Southwestern detects subtle but serious brain injury

    ... in water motion. Their analysis focused on three areas of the brain – the corpus callosum, the fornix and the peduncular ... , which will provide more power to the analysis. The researchers will also study other areas of the brain that are at risk for diffuse axonal injury ...
  • Discovery of cell linked to learning and memory

    ... time, how new nerve cells form in an area of the brain associated with learning and memory – which is known ... with stroke and dementia. “The hippocampus is the region of the brain involved in important brain functions such as learning and memory ...
  • Home device helps stroke recovery

    Researchers have developed a mechanical device that helps people recover their mobility after a stroke, using movements to activate stroke-affected areas of the brain.
  • Scripps Research scientists find seizure drug reverses cellular effects

    ... cells altered by chronic alcohol abuse in an area of the brain known as the central amygdala, which plays ... ), but also may reverse some of the effects of addiction on a specific neurotransmitter in the brain.” "This is an example of the strength of the translational approach of the Pearson ...
  • The Rett gene -- a rogue activator

    ... . In trying to find out how the alterations in MeCP2 affect the brain, the scientists began their studies in the hypothalamus because ... proved inconclusive, and by targeting a very specific area of the brain, Zoghbi and her collaborators hoped ...
  • A computer that can 'read' your mind

    ... represents the meaning of a concrete noun in areas of the brain associated with how people sense it or manipulate it. The meaning ... 's code." In addition to representations in these sensory-motor areas of the brain, the Carnegie Mellon researchers found significant ...
  • Long-term cannabis users may have structural brain abnormalities

    ... , heavy cannabis use may be associated with structural abnormalities in areas of the brain known as the hippocampus and amygdala, according to a report ... concerning the long-term effects of cannabis on the brain," the authors write. "These findings challenge the widespread ...
  • Brain stem cells can be awakened, say Schepens scientists

    ... . So scientists believed that when neurons died in other areas of the brain, they were lost forever along with their functions ... the chemical makeup of the areas known to generate new neurons in the hippocampus with other parts of the brain, the team ...

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