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Most People Have No Idea That I Had A Brain Injury

Most People Have No Idea That I Had A Brain Injury

Even on my worst days, I looked so normal.

From a new study from the University of Buffalo these images of the brain show areas of activity used in audio-visual reading conditions.

Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

A neuroimaging study by a University at Buffalo psychologist suggests that phonics, a method of learning to read using knowledge of word sounds, shouldn’t be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique that focuses on visually memorizing word patterns, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common reading disorders such as dyslexia.

Basket & Pyramidals - art from the brain? Love the colors & detail.

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

Artist Greg Dunn creates amazing paintings and etchings of neurons and brain tissue that are also true to the science.

Exercise Is ADHD Medication - The Atlantic: Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance. #Exercise #Cognitive_Performance

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.

Change your mindset. The brain grows most by getting questions wrong, not right­­. Cement that learning by teaching others what you have learned. (1 1/2 minutes from Khan Academy)

You Can Learn Anything

Change your mindset. The brain grows most by getting questions wrong, not right­­. Cement that learning by teaching others what you have learned. (1 1/2 minutes from Khan Academy)

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affect h...

Three Planes of Human Brain: Coronal, Sagittal and Horizontal.  White matter, in the dark-staining regions of these images, is responsible for the transmission of signals throughout the brain and is comprised largely of axon bundles. Ordinarily, these regions would be white in colour without staining.  Grey matter, at the lighter edges of the slices, primarily consists of neuronal cell bodies, and contains all of the regions responsible for our higher bodily functions.

Real Brain Problems. This compilation of brain scans of patients diagnosed with various psychological problems are compared with those who dont

Real Brain Problems

Real Brain Problems. This compilation of brain scans of patients diagnosed with various psychological problems are compared with those who do not have the sympt

New research shows memory is a dynamic & interactive process

New research shows memory is a dynamic and interactive process

Research presented by Morris Moscovitch, from the Rotman Research Institute at the University of Toronto, shows that memory is more dynamic and changeable than previously thought. Dr. Moscovich's results reveal that important interactions between the hippocampus and the neocortex, two regions of the brain, have different yet complementary roles in remembering places and events. These

Image from study.  Researchers say: "Getting guidance. Chemical cues help developing neurons make the right connections by telling them where to extend their branches, or axons. New structural studies of the interactions between one such cue and receptor molecules on the axons reveal how Netrin-1 molecules (blue and green) bind to two neogenin molecules (magenta and orange)."

How developing neurons sense a chemical cue

New structural images help explain how young neurons make the right connections, showing how a signal, Netrin-1, interacts with specific receptors that tell neurons in which direction to reach. "Our work provides the first high-resolution view of the molecular complexes that form on the surface of a developing axon and tell it to move in one direction or another," says a structural biologist involved in the study. "This detailed understanding of these assemblies helps us better understand…

The brain's connections are much more complicated that the wiring in a house. Electrical activity is situation dependent too.

Active genes in neurons profiled based on connections

When it comes to the brain, wiring isn’t everything. Although neurobiologists often talk in electrical metaphors, the reality is that the brain is not nearly as simple as a series of wires and circuits. Unlike their copper counterparts, neurons can behave differently depending on the situation.