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Cortex

Definition noun, plural: cortexes, cortices (anatomy) The outer layer or region of a structure or an internal organ (botany)... Read More

Fusiform cells of cerebral cortex

Fusiform cells of cerebral cortex spindle-shaped cells in the sixth layer of the cerebral... Read More

Cerebral cortex

Cerebral cortex the outer portion of the brain, consisting of layersof nerve cells and the pathways that connect them. The... Read More

Medial longitudinal fissure

Definition noun A median fissure separating the two hemispheres of the vertebrate brain Supplement The cerebrum of... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Internal capsule

Definition noun (anatomy) A fan-like, 8-10 mm thick of white matter separating the caudate nucleus and the thalamus from the... Read More

The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More

Sensory Systems

A sensory system is a part of the nervous system consisting of sensory receptors that receive stimuli from the internal and... Read More

Consciousness and Behavior

States of Consciousness Defined either by (1) behavior - ranging from attentive and alert to coma and (2) electrical... Read More

Ganglia

Ganglia Definition What are ganglia? To simply define ganglia in biology, it is the structure of an oval shape that... Read More

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

External capsule

Definition noun (anatomy) A thin, white sheet of whiter matter fibers in the brain between the putamen and... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Somatosensory system

Definition noun A sensory system comprised of neural receptors located mainly in the skin and certain internal organs for... Read More

Motor neuron

Definition noun, plural: motor neurons A type of neuron connected to a muscle fiber and originates from the central nervous... Read More

Reticular activating system

reticular activating system (Science: physiology) A physiological term denoting that part of the brainstem reticular... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Nervous System

    THE is the most complicated and highly organized of the various systems which make up the human body. It is the... Read More

Overview of Chirology

Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in... Read More

Theory of Neuroscience

Nezih OKTAR Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2006, Volume 23, Number 3, Page(s) 155-158. An Open Access... Read More

Fissure

Fissure (Science: anatomy) Any cleft or groove, normal or otherwise, especially a deep fold in the cerebral cortex which... Read More

Tractus temporopontinus

tractus temporopontinus --> temporopontine tract A fibre group originating in the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe,... Read More

Reverberating circuit

reverberating circuit A theory of periodic conduction through the cerebral cortex of trains of impulses traveling in... Read More

Convolution

Convolution 1. A coiling or rolling of an organ. 2. Specifically, a gyrus of the cerebral or cerebellar cortex. Origin: L.... Read More

Convolutions

Convolution 1. A coiling or rolling of an organ. 2. Specifically, a gyrus of the cerebral or cerebellar cortex. Origin: L.... Read More