Nervous System

    Epilepsy and the Gene KCNT1 (Potassium Sodium-Activated Channel Subfamily T member 1)

    February 25, 2016
    Brain

    The KCNT1 gene has other symbols as “ENFL5”, “SLACK”, “EIEE14”, “KCa4.1”, “Slo2.2”, and “bA100C15.2”. It is located at 9q34.3. Encoding …Read the Rest

    The dynamic brain networks, MRI, and neuroimaging biomarkers

    October 29, 2013
    Brain

    Processes in the cerebral cortex have the nonlinear and dynamic features. Accurate temporal coordination is necessary for the establishment of …Read the Rest

    Review of Systems Biology Approaches: Detecting Signaling Pathways in Neurons

    September 26, 2013
    Nervous System

    Temporal dynamics and spatial features are important factors in cell responses including synaptic plasticity. The complex network and interactions among …Read the Rest

    Microglia, Polydendrocytes, Ependymal cells, and the Embryonic Neural Tube

    May 31, 2013
    Brain

    Microglia are macrophages in the brain. Macrophages are the immune cells in the blood and other parts of the body. …Read the Rest

    Glia, Astrocytes, Oligodendrocytes, and Schwann Cells

    May 20, 2013
    Brain

    Glia have a close relationship with neurons but this relationship has not been fully understood. Glia are essential partners to …Read the Rest

    Synapses, Gap Junctions, and Glia: Their Structures, Functions, and Features

    May 13, 2013
    Brain

    Synapses are the regions between the terminal of an axon and the receptors on other cells. Neurotransmitters can bring the …Read the Rest

    Neurotransmitters and Their Functions

    May 6, 2013
    Brain

    There are different types of neurotransmitters. For example, glutamate (glu) is involved in the excitation of the central nervous system …Read the Rest

    Structure of the Neurons: Dendrites, Axons, and Membrane Potentials

    April 27, 2013
    Brain

    Types of cells in the nervous system There are two types of cells in the nervous system. One type of …Read the Rest

    The Sleep Cycles, Meditation, and Brain Wave Patterns

    March 19, 2013
    Brain

    We exist in our own subjective minds that cannot be separated from our personal perspective, which make it impossible to …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Brain Waves, and Brain Activities

    March 16, 2013
    Brain

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important method measuring the brain waves and the electrical activities of the brain. The slowest waves …Read the Rest

    Meditation, the Brain, Neurons, and Neurotransmitters

    March 13, 2013
    Brain

    Meditation can help promote health in various dimensions, including physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social. The scientific studies and …Read the Rest

    Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics

    January 31, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroscience Data and Neuroinformatics   Neuroscience Data   At least 50% genes of the mammalian genome are expressed by the …Read the Rest

    The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics

    January 21, 2013
    Bioinformatics

    The Applications and Combination of Bioinformatics, Medical informatics, and Neuroinformatics   Mental disorders and other brain disorders such as anxiety, …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools

    January 1, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Software and Ontology Tools     Category Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Neuroimaging Informatics Tools BrainVisa (BV) …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain: Different Species

    January 1, 2013
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain: Different Species   Species Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Mouse 3D digital atlas …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain-Related Diseases

    December 31, 2012
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain-Related Diseases Disease Source Name Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL References Autism National Database for Autism Research …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Databases for the Structure-Function Studies of the Brain

    December 25, 2012
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Databases for the Structure-Function Studies of the Brain     Category Source Name The Needs/Challenges Purposes/Features/Methods Contents Applications URL …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain Structures

    December 20, 2012
    Brain

    Neuroinformatics Databases about the Brain Structures   The Internet Brain Volume Database (IBVD) (Kennedy et al., 2012) The URL: http://www.nitrc.org/projects/ibvd …Read the Rest

    Neuroinformatics: An Introduction

    November 6, 2012
    Bioinformatics

    Neuroinformatics: An Introduction The challenges in neuroinformatics   Challenges in making neuroinformatics databases and tools (Morse, 2008) The variety in …Read the Rest

    Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

    September 20, 2012
    Brain

    Concepts of Cognition, Thinking, Language, and Intelligence   Concepts Contents Related Concepts Cognition Understanding   Interpreting Organizing Remembering Problem solving …Read the Rest

    Memory Stages and Concepts

    September 19, 2012
    Brain

    Memory Stages and Concepts   Concepts Explanations Sensory memory The stage that information registers or is “held”, decided by attention. …Read the Rest

    Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation

    September 16, 2012
    Brain

    Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, Hypnosis, and Meditation     Circadian Rhythm   Relevant Brain Structures Locations Influences Pineal gland Close to …Read the Rest

    Perception: Concepts and Theories

    September 13, 2012
    Brain

    Perception: Concepts and Theories     Perception: A complex process begins in the brain   Perceptual set: A “frame of …Read the Rest

    The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis

    September 8, 2012
    Brain

    The Eight Senses: Touch, Pain, Balance and Kinesthesis     Types Physical stimulus Equipment Sub-Structures Roles of the Brain Theories …Read the Rest

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