Tag: "thalamus" at biology news
Severe depression associated with greater number of nerve cells in thalamus region of brain
...verage number of nerve cells in the portion of the thalamus
involved with emotional regulation. Researchers also discovered that this portion of the thalamus
is physically larger than normal in people with MDD. Located in the center of the brain, the thalamu...
Surgeons explore new treatment for Tourette syndrome
...nd most direct route to reach the cells inside the thalamus
portion of the brain, involved in controlling Jeff's movements. By placing electrodes around those cells to deliver continuous high-frequency electrical stimulation, control messages are rebalanced throughout the movement centers in the brain. The ...
Mix of chemicals plus stress damages brain, liver in animals and likely in humans
...ere damage to the cingulate cortex, dentate gyrus, thalamus
and hypothalamus.(The thalamus
is the major relay for visual and auditory information going to the cortex and is also responsible f...
Can heart failure impair thinking?
... right dorsal midbrain, extending to the posterior thalamus
and also to the right medial thalamus, showed loss. Cerebellum: Both cerebellar cortex and deep cerebellar nuclei were affected. Gray matter loss was found in a site overlapping the fastigial and globose nuclei and extended laterally to the dentate ...
Study sheds light on critical relay in visual circuit of the brain
...lamus, a region located deep within the brain. The thalamus
then passes these messages on to the area of the o...that deals with vision. The connection between the thalamus
and cortex initially passes through a transient and seldom studied structure called the subplate. By...
Two Max Planck researchers recieve the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine 2003
... the retina is transmitted to a subdivision of the thalamus
whose neurons respond to brightness and colour. From there information moves to the primary visual cortex and a number of other cortical areas to finally reach the inferior temporal cortex. At each site certain neurons respond selectively to differen...
Imaging study provides new information on how the brain processes sounds of different tones
...ated stimuli) tends to decrease from brain stem to thalamus
to cortex. While animal studies have shed light o...f fMRI response rate-dependencies from midbrain to thalamus
to cortex. In the inferior colliculus, response amplitude increased with increasing rate while r...
Highlighted speakers at first IMFAR conference challenge researchers to raise the bar on autism research
...imed that variants of genes expressed in the human thalamus
or cortex may be associated with autism susceptibility. Currently other genes in this region involved in brain development are also being actively studied. Bailey added that while some people have a genetic susceptibility to develop autism, either ...
Brain gene implicated in autism
...s evidence to suggest that a circuit involving the thalamus
and frontal lobes functions abnormally in autism. Since WNT2 influences brain development in animals, researchers suspect it plays a similar role in humans, but this would be difficult to demonstrate, said Wassink. The strong association between WNT...
Leibniz Prize Winners 1999 - Most Highly Endowed German Promotional Prize For
... intrinsic properties of neurons in the cortex,the thalamus
and the amygdala and their exposure to the effects ofneuromodulators as well as studying the mechanisms of rhythmogenesis in thenervous system and the development of certain types of epilepsy. His work hascontributed to understanding the cellular bas...
Researchers Pinpoint Site For Petit Mal Seizures In Brain
...elay center in the brain. During waking hours, the thalamus
continually funnels messages from all parts of the...higher functions such as language. "In a sense the thalamus
is thought to be the gateway to consciousness," Hosford said. "During a petit mal seizure, the thala...