The parietal lobe is one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The parietal lobe is positioned above the temporal lobe and behind the frontal lobe and central sulcus. The parietal lobe integrates sensory information among various modalities, including spatial sense and navigation (proprioception), the main sensory receptive… Read more

The vestibular system, in vertebrates, is part of the inner ear. In most mammals, the vestibular system is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution to the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the… Read more

As with fingerprints, no two people have the exact same brain anatomy, a study by researchers of the University of Zurich indicates. The uniqueness is the result of a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences. Is it possible to find out who a brain belongs to from certain anatomical features? This is the… Read more

The connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain, has been detailed by a team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL). Using advanced technologies, they reveal for the first time how this candelabra-shaped cell interacts with hundreds of excitatory cells in its neighborhood, receiving information from some… Read more

What Is The Striatum?

The striatum, also known as the neostriatum or striate nucleus, is a subcortical part of the forebrain and a critical component of the reward system. It receives glutamatergic and dopaminergic inputs from different sources and serves as the primary input to the rest of the basal ganglia system. In all primates, the dorsal striatum is… Read more