Researchers have identified a mechanism within the cholinergic system that underlies our ability to rapidly focus attention.
The thickness of the brain's neocortex influences how individual neurons process information, a new study reveals.
Researchers have identified a new rule of connectivity for neurons in the neocortex, contradicting the popular belief "neurons that fire together, wire together".
Spontaneously generated patterns of activity by local neural networks in the developing visual cortex provide the basis for long range connections that are established throughout brain activity over the course of cortical development, researchers report.
Researchers report bioelectrical potential is a driving force for stem cells to generate different neuron types during embryogenesis.
Researchers have identified a set of genes that may have influenced human brain size, which helped us diverge from other apes. The study reveals the genes are unique to humans and help to build the neocortex.
Researchers have identified a new mechanism controlling the migration of neurons during brain development.