gyrus gyrus

Definition(s):

  • (n) a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain

Usage(s):

  1. The right angular gyrus, however, sits quite near the vestibular cortex, the seat of balance.
  2. The right angular gyrus, however, sits quite near the vestibular cortex, the seat of balance.
  3. Instead of hyperactivity in any area, they had reduced activity in the anterior cingulate gyrus, the part of the brain that helps you focus your attention and make decisions.

News

  • Four short links: 26 June 2013

    Memory Allocation in Brains (PDF) — The results reviewed here suggest that there are competitive mechanisms that affect memory allocation. For example, new dentate gyrus neurons, amygdala cells with higher excitability, and synapses near previously potentiated synapses seem to have …
    on June 26, 2013     Source: O'Reilly Media

Quotes

  1. "In this study, we have revealed that learning in the dentate gyrus is crucial in rapidly recognizing and amplifying the small differences that make each place unique," Tonegawa said.
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Susumu Tonegawa Source: Medical News Today (press release)

  2. "While it would be premature to conclude that the angular gyrus is the 'metaphor center' of the human brain, we suggest that the evolution of the dominant angular gyrus contributed enormously to the evolution of many quintessentially human...
    on May 26, 2005 By: VS Ramachandran Source: Science Daily (press release)

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