The Role of Mirror Neurons in Human Behavior
Over the last two decades, neuroscience research has been investigating whether this popular saying has a real basis in human behavior ... discovered special brain cells, called mirror neurons, in monkeys. These cells appeared to be activated both when ...
Cracking the Brain’s Codes
All in all, there may be up to a thousand neuronal cell types in the human brain, each presumably with its own unique role. Wisdom of Crowds Typically, important codes in the brain involve the action of many ... weighted average of all the neurons that ...
The 4 Biggest Myths About the Human Brain
"We found that on average the human ... a bigger brain does not necessarily contain more neurons than a smaller brain — a fact that will bring us back to myth number one, and the question of how many neurons a human brain actually contains.
Brain power: New insight into how brain regulates its blood flow
The brain increases local blood flow when neurons fire ... brain's vasculature is a critical partner in normal brain function. We hope that we are slowly getting closer to untangling some of the mysteries of the human brain." This research is supported ...
How Does the Brain Work?
More mysterious yet, there are 10 times as many feedback ... in mouse brain cells are being mapped so that researchers can begin to find out if neurons that look alike have different proteins and functions. A magnetic device can knock out human brain ...