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Where unconscious memories form

A small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming unconscious conceptual memories, researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found. The perirhinal cortex was thought to be involved, like the neigh...

Common genetic influences for ADHD and reading disability

Milan, Italy, 8 December 2010 -- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and developmental reading disability (RD) are complex childhood disorders that frequently occur together; if a child is experiencing trouble with reading, symptoms of ...

Widening our perceptions of reading and writing difficulties

Milan, Italy, 8 December 2010 -- Learning to read and write are complex processes, which can be disrupted in various ways, leading to disorders known as dyslexia and dysgraphia. Two new studies, published in a recent special issue of Elsevier's Cor...

Smoking may thin the brain

Philadelphia, PA, 2 December 2010 - Many brain imaging studies have reported that tobacco smoking is associated with large-scale and wide-spread structural brain abnormalities. The cerebral cortex is a specific area of the brain responsible for m...

New research from Psychological Science

Effects of Adult Attachment and Emotional Distractors on Brain Mechanisms of Cognitive Control Stacie L. Warren, Kelly K. Bost, Glenn I. Roisman, Rebecca Levin Silton, Jeffrey M. Spielberg, Anna S. Engels, Eunsil Choi, Bradley P. Sutton, Gregory A....

The more someone smokes, the smaller the number of gray cells

Is there a relation between the structure of specific regions of the brain and nicotine dependence? This is the question researchers of the Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin and of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Berlin have b...

Video gaming prepares brain for bigger tasks

Playing video games for hours on end may prepare your child to become a laparoscopic surgeon one day, a new study has...

The brain needs to remember faces in 3-dimensions

Milan, 9 September, 2010 -- In our dynamic 3D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style. This is because our brain has used the 2D sna...

There is more to motor imagery than mental simulation

Milan, 9 September 2010 -- The human brain is a powerful simulation machine. Sports professionals and amateurs alike are well aware of the advantages of mentally rehearsing a movement prior to its execution and it is not surprising that the phenome...

Investigators discover a new hot spot for the genesis of signaling...

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- In an unanticipated finding, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine have discovered that, during early adulthood, the brain produces new excitatory neurons, and that these neurons arise from non-neuronal support cel...

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