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- Brain compensates for cell loss. // Aging;1992, Issue 363/364, p4
Reports that certain brain cells help each other out by growing and taking over the functions of others that decline with age. The view of the brain's `wiring' as a dynamic process rather than a static system of circuits; Study funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Parkinson...
- The brain: your body's headquarters. // Current Health 2;Mar1985, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p3
Because human nerve cells are highly specialized and cannot reproduce, the brain cells a human is born with must last a lifetime.
- Mind muscle. // Current Health 1;Mar1992, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p9
Discusses an experiment conducted by researchers at the University of Louisiana to determine whether the mind has power over the body. Mental exercise and increased muscle strength; Details of the experiment; Findings.
- Brain research: Reaching new heights of discovery. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Jan1998, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p4
Focuses on major advances affecting brain research. Estimated number of Americans affected by disorders of the brain and central nervous system; Technologies which facilitated breakthroughs in brain research; Medical breakthroughs that are expected to be developed.
- Brain blood flow related to acoustic laryngeal reaction time in adult developmental stutterers. Watson, Ben C.; Pool, Kenneth D.; Devous, Sr., Michael D.; Freeman, Frances J.; Finitzo, Terese // Journal of Speech & Hearing Research;Jun92, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p555
Reports differences between nonstutterers and developmental stutterers on electrophysiologic (QTE) and metabolic (rCBF) measures of brain function. Methods; Results; Discussion.
- Brain's neurons modelled in silicon. Clery, D. // New Scientist;12/28/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1800/1801, p13
Describes a microelectronic circuit developed by researchers in Great Britain and America that closely mimics the behavior of a neuron from the brain. The `silicon neuron' could be a valuable tool for physiologists to test their theories of the brain and to computing researchers developing...
- What a piece of work is whatsitsname! Herbert, R. // New Scientist;12/28/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1800/1801, p30
Discusses how our brains let us down occasionally. Lapses of memory; Slips of the tongue; Mispronunciation of words.
- The brain: use it or lose it. // Psychology Today;Nov84, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p62
Marian Diamond's `love affair with the brain' began nearly 40 years ago. She has an implacable dedication to teaching and brain research. Her best-known research shows that the brain is subject to environmentally induced changes throughout life: that stimulation and enrichment evoke responses...
- The healing brain. // Psychology Today;Mar87, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p48
Research indicates individuals with a strong sense of belonging may have minds that are better adapted to preventing disease. We are learning that a primary function of the brain, perhaps as important as rational thought or language, is health maintenance. The brain has evolved complex...
- The emotional brain. Miller, L. // Psychology Today;Feb88, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p34
The idea that the brain's left and right hemispheres are specialized for different kinds of thinking is a familiar one, backed by lots of research. Now, growing evidence suggests that separate parts of each hemisphere can affect different emotions and moods. INSET: Aphasias and aprosodias.;The...