Researchers have identified 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in adults. The genes appear to be involved in brain development, vascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and some psychiatric conditions.
Study reports the putamen, not just the cortex, contributes to the brain's ability to multitask.
Analysis of over 2,000 brain scans revealed evidence of highly reproducible sex differences in the volume of different regions of the brain. On average, females had greater cortical volume in the medial and lateral prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, superior temporal cortex, and lateral parietal cortex. Males had increased volume in the ventral temporal and occipital brain regions. Gene expression data suggest the potential role of sex chromosomes that contribute to the differences.
Study reveals we may have first evolved larger brains that allows for adaptions which enhanced brain regions controlling specific abilities.
Cadherin plays a role in cell cortex stabilization, a new study reports.
Inhibitory neurons form neural networks that become broader as they mature, a new study reports.
A new study reports anatomical patterning in the brain's cortex is controlled by genetic factors.
Researchers have developed new software that is able to correctly map areas of the cortex.