neural neural  /ˈnʊ rəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to the nervous system
  2. (adj) of or relating to neurons

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Usage(s):

  1. A new study from researchers at Beth Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School suggests that tone-deafness may be the result of a missing neural connection.
  2. To capture the salient neural details of the human brain, the most practical approach would be to scan it from inside.
  3. For example, his work identifies the left prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain behind the left forehead, as a locus of neural activity strongly associated with deep meditation.

News

  1. Scientists identify neurons that control feeding behavior in Drosophila

    Scientists have developed a novel transgenic system which allows them to remotely activate individual brain cells in the model organism Drosophila using ambient temperature. This powerful new tool for identifying and characterizing neural circuitry has lead to the identification of a pair of neurons-– now called Fdg neurons-- in the fruit fly that decide when to eat and initiate the subsequent ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Scientists at UMass Medical School identify neurons that control feeding behavior in Drosophila

    ( University of Massachusetts Medical School ) Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a novel transgenic system which allows them to remotely activate individual brain cells in the model organism Drosophila using ambient temperature. This powerful new tool for identifying and characterizing neural circuitry has lead to the identification of a pair of neurons-- now called Fdg neurons ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. Science! Democracy! RoboRoaches!

    If Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo have their way, the raindrop-like sound of neural spikes will someday be as familiar to millions of high school and college science students as the sounds of a heartbeat or pulse. The pair are the founders of Backyard Brains, a startup in Ann Arbor, Mich. that is making cheap, portable neuroscience experiment kits that steal the best ideas from multimillion-dollar ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

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