Ideas tagged with human brain

Relationship between strokes and seizures

During the four years that I cared for a person who had several strokes, I observed that the epileptic seizures which followed, often improved the condition caused by the strokes. It led me to consider, that epileptic seizures might be a self - defense - mechanism of the brain to counter the eff...

By Sandra Sudhop

Use Real-time MRI to Track Nitric Oxide in Our Brain

We have already known that nitric oxide plays a important part in long-term potentiation as a neurotransmission in our brain, especially in hippocampus, and consequently plays an important role in both short-term memory and long-term memory. Thank to the physic basis of magnetic resonance imagin...

By Yijia Zhou

A Neural Calendar in the Human Brain

The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus is the principal component of the mammalian biological clock, the neural timing system that generates and coordinates a broad spectrum of physiological, endocrine and behavioral circadian rhythms. The pacemaker of the SCN oscillates with a ne...

By Michel Hofman