Monday, September 1, 2014

How The Human Brain Gets Its Wrinkles

Students of psychology are well aware of the convoluted appearance of the human brain, which allows for a greater surface area of cortical tissue.  While the end result of a 'wrinkled' brain is a larger amount of brain area that can be devoted to complex mental processing, a question that has puzzled neuroscientists is how the brain develops in this way.  Click HERE to read a news release about research recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.