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Cerebral Cortex Function

The thalamus is the gateway to the cerebral cortex; assists with motor control and relaying signals to the cerebellum; and plays a role in memory and emotional responses via the limbic system

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The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtypes and their function in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex. - PubMed - NCBI

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First large-scale study finds topography of cerebral cortex differs with ancestral genetics.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex, the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation, strongly correlates with ancestral background. The team state that the findings open the door to more precise studies of brain anatomy going forward and could eventually lead to more precision medicine approaches for diagnosing and treating brain diseases. They go on to add that…

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What Are Basal Ganglia?

The basal ganglia are a group of neurons below the cerebral cortex that are…

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Researchers show that brain cancer proliferation is stimulated by nerve activity in the cortex.

Deadly brain tumours called high-grade gliomas grow with the help of nerve activity in the cerebral cortex, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The current study, conducted in mice with an aggressive human brain cancer implanted in their brains, is the first to demonstrate stimulation of tumour growth by brain activity. The opensource study is published in the journal Cell. It is rare for an organ’s primary function to drive the growth of…