Genes, neuroanatomy, thoughts, and behavior
Posted on January 26, 2012 by James Kohl.
It all starts with gene activation by sensory stimuli from the environment, a biological fact that is downplayed in this otherwise fantastic representation of what’s known about epigenetic influences and their effects on the brain, which leads to their affects on behavior. The 3-minute video is entertaining and informative; the article even more so. Watch, read, learn!
New techniques, including advances in brain scans, are helping to reveal the hidden anatomy of brain wiring and giving scientists a new understanding of how thoughts, memories and emotions are formed. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports.
New Research Seeks to Map Billions of Neural Links That Make the Mind Work
“It may be the first new perspective on neuroanatomy in 100 years,” “That is a million times more connections than the genome has letters of DNA,” said computational neuroscientist