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  The Human Brain - Welcome
You have been entrusted with the care and feeding of the most extraordinary and complex creation in the universe.
Home to your mind and personality, your brain houses your cherished memories and future hopes.
Here you can get to know your brain – the food it likes, the challenges it craves, the rest it requires, the protection it deserves.
www.fi.edu /brain/index.htm   (165 words)

 Brain Basics: Know Your Brain: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The forebrain is the largest and most highly developed part of the human brain: it consists primarily of the cerebrum (2) and the structures hidden beneath it (see "The Inner Brain").
Deep within the brain, hidden from view, lie structures that are the gatekeepers between the spinal cord and the cerebral hemispheres.
The brain and the rest of the nervous system are composed of many different types of cells, but the primary functional unit is a cell called the neuron.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/brain_basics/know_your_brain.htm   (2077 words)

 Human brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At birth, the human skull is rather soft, and it deforms somewhat during its passage through the birth canal, then recovers its shape.
The human brain is the source of the conscious, cognitive mind.
The modern study of the brain and its functions is known as neuroscience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_brain   (3440 words)

And the mammalian brain became the human brain by adding the massive grey matter (neocortex) which envelopes most of the earlier brain and amounts to about 85 per cent of the human brain mass.
And human emotional responses depend on neuronal pathways which link the right hemisphere to the mammalian brain which in turn is linked to the even older reptilian brain.
In the case of the brain, the connections are made by neurons that connect the sensory inputs and motor outputs with centers in the various lobes of the cortex.
www.solarnavigator.net /human_brain.htm   (7185 words)

 The Function of the Human Brain
The human brain was developed through a similar process, from the simple to the complex, along with the evolution of the human.
In scanning the human brain for metabolic activity while performing various functions, it appears that some preprocessing is scattered, indicating that the evolutionary development process for the function was not uniform but occurred in sporadic time episodes.
The brains from the formerly sedentary mice had become more robust with the new stimulation and the formerly robust brains had shifted to the appearance of those from the sedentary container in the first half of the experiment.
www.onelife.com /evolve/brain.html   (8840 words)

 HHMI News: Human Brain Evolution Was a 'Special Event'
Humans and macaques shared a common ancestor 20-25 million years ago, whereas rats and mice are separated by 16-23 million years of evolution.
The human brain is several times larger than that of the macaque—even after correcting for body size—and “it is far more complicated in terms of structure,” said Lahn.
In addition to uncovering the overall trend that brain-related genes—particularly those involved in brain development—evolved significantly faster in the human lineage, the study also uncovered two dozen “outlier” genes that might have made important contributions to the evolution of the human brain.
www.hhmi.org /news/lahn3.html   (1357 words)

 Brain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The study of the brain is known as neuroscience, a field of biology aimed at understanding the functions of the brain at every level, from the molecular up to the psychological.
In Egypt, from the late Middle Kingdom onwards, in preparation for mummification, the brain was regularly removed, for it was the heart that was assumed to be the seat of intelligence.
Because humans walk upright, there is a flexure, or bend, in the brain between the brain stem and the cerebrum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brain   (4022 words)

 The Human Brain
The brain is the portion of the central nervous system in vertebrates (animals with bones) that lies within the skull.
Nerve fibers in the brain are covered in a near-white substance called myelin and form the white matter of the brain.
The entire brain is enveloped in three protective sheets known as the meninges, continuations of the membranes that wrap the spinal cord.
www.mamashealth.com /organs/brain.asp   (804 words)

 The Human Nature Daily Review edited by Ian Pitchford - News, Research, Book reviews, Articles, Essays, Commentary, ...
One of the world's foremost experts on the brain and consciousness, he is founder and director of the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, Calif., a "scientific monastery," where he spoke with NPQ editor Nathan Gardels.
Ehrlich is scheduled to call for the establishment of a Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB) during a speech at the 89th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 2.
Hominid brains were being reorganised before the growth in brain size thought to have established a gulf between human and ape abilities, it is claimed.
human-nature.com /nibbs   (7437 words)

 Your Gross and Cool Body - The Human Brain
But human brains are larger and heavier in comparison to the human body, than any other animal.
Underneath your scalp, sits a brain that, as it has grown, has continued to fold in on itself and develop deeper and deeper folds and crags.
The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body; and, surprise, the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
yucky.kids.discovery.com /noflash/body/pg000135.html   (351 words)

 BBC Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Organ Layer
This allows your brain to monitor and regulate unconscious body processes, such as digestion and breathing and to coordinate most voluntary movements of your body.
Your brain stem is responsible for regulating many life support mechanisms, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and breathing.
Your brain is arguably your most important organ, but it is made of soft delicate tissue that would be injured by even the slightest pressure.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/humanbody/body/factfiles/brain/brain.shtml   (608 words)

 Browsing the Human Brain
Researchers took microscopic pictures of the brain area under scrutiny, made elaborate and expensive copies, and mailed them to fellow researchers, who then returned their comments by mail.
The Human Brain Project consists of two interrelated segments: new brain-viewing technology and a system of organizing brain research data.
Thus, if neurologists wanted information on a particular part of the brain, it was generally easier for them to conduct their own research rather than dig through volumes of published work.
www.it.umn.edu /news/inventing/1998_Spring/bio_brain.html   (1661 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Your Brain Works"
Your brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves make up a complex, integrated information-processing and control system.
Because the field of neuroscience is so vast, and the brain and nervous system so complex, this article will start at the beginning and give you an overview of this amazing organ.
With this general overview of the brain, you will be able to understand concepts such as motor control, visual processing, auditory processing, sensation, learning, memory and emotions, which we will cover in detail in future articles.
science.howstuffworks.com /brain.htm   (266 words)

 Special Report on The Human Brain - New Scientist
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body.
It is in these changing connections that memories are stored, habits learned and personalities shaped, by reinforcing certain patterns of brain activity, and losing others.
Brain cells in a dish fly fighter plane
www.newscientist.com /channel/being-human/brain   (1487 words)

 Human Brain Guide | Brain | Brain Testing
The right brain controls the left side of the body and the left brain controls the right side of the body.
The right brain is the more creative or emotional hemisphere and the left brain is the analytical and judgmental hemisphere...
If you're having difficulty understanding what a brain concussion is, and how your son or daughter's head-injury affects their further participation in sports, then you're in good company...
humanbrain.info   (952 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Your Brain Works"
Because the field of neuroscience is so vast, and the brain and nervous system so complex, this article will start at the beginning and give you an overview of this amazing organ.
With this general overview of the brain, you will be able to understand concepts such as motor control, visual processing, auditory processing, sensation, learning, memory and emotions, which we will cover in detail in future articles.
Try some power-packed "brain food." These supplements are specially designed to increase brain function.
health.howstuffworks.com /brain.htm   (264 words)

 Wiley::Human Brain Mapping
Human Brain Mapping publishes peer-reviewed basic, clinical, technical, and theoretical research in the interdisciplinary and rapidly expanding field of human brain mapping.
Brain mapping research in both normal and clinical populations is encouraged.
Technical advances, such as novel brain imaging methods, analyses for detecting or localizing neural activity, synergistic uses of multiple imaging modalities, and strategies for the design of behavioral paradigms and neural-systems modeling are of particular interest.
eu.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-HBM.html   (265 words)

 Nervous System Theme
Better Body Books High school students are challenged to learn the structures and functions of a body system thoroughly so that they will be able to pass on the concepts and ideas to younger students in the form of children's books.
Effects of Environment on Memory A lab for high school students in which they investigate the varying effects of changing environment on the brain's memory capacity.
Included is a description of the overall structure of the human brain and its elements.
www.cln.org /themes/brain.html   (987 words)

 The Human Brain
In this activity you will explore the human brain, the key element of the nervous system.
Understanding the brain's role in all manner of human activity is a central topic in psychology.
If you prefer you can view the non-Flash version of the Human Brain exploration.
www.learner.org /discoveringpsychology/brain/index.html   (71 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Study: Human Brain Responds To Name Brands
A new study by German researchers indicates the human brain responds better to name brands.
The research indicated that parts of the brain actually lit up for logos of well-known products, and it took the brain less effort to process products associated with very popular brands.
The volunteers in the study were shown logos of well-known and lesser-known car manufacturers and insurance companies for three seconds, and asked questions to evaluate their perceptions of the brand, with four options ranging from "agree strongly" to "disagree."
cbs2chicago.com /health/local_story_333132213.html   (253 words)

 Neuroscience For Kids - Home
Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses.
See what happened at 2006 UW Summer Brain Camp (July 17-22, 2006).
Keep up-to-date on new discoveries in brain research with Neuroscience in the News or request the Neuroscience for Kids newsletter.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/neurok.html   (204 words)

 The Human Brain Project at Caltech
The central theme of this project is to apply newly emerging computational techniques to in vivo optical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the developing brain.
Hierarchical multi-resolution image matching is being used to meld into a coherent whole the information obtained through different imaging modalities at different spatial and temporal resolutions.
We have assembled a diverse group of computational scientists and neuroscientists with a common interest in addressing questions about the formation of elaborate structures and the acquisition of complex function in the developing brain.
www.gg.caltech.edu /hbp   (208 words)

 Expert Coverage of Being Human Behaviour Psychology Anthropology - New Scientist
With one billion nerve cells, the complexity of the brain is mind-boggling.
A study of attitudes to the environment has shown that the US is way behind countries like India when it comes to awareness of climate issues
Bipedalism was supposed to be unique to humans - now it seems our ape ancestors had the trick but lost it
www.newscientist.com /channel/being-human   (976 words)

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