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His research investigates the role of gene expression, induced by synaptic activity associated with learning, in stabilizing neuronal networks subserving the encoding or consolidation of long-term memories.
Common cortical and subcortical targets of the dorsolateral prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices in the rhesus monkey: Evidence for a distributed neural network subserving spatially guided behavior.
He comments that 'amnesic syndromes, in which a person suffers damage to parts of the brain subserving memory, reveal a great deal about the way that the brain organizes memory' (95).
This finding complemented earlier evidence from primate studies demonstrating that novel sensory experience and learning of new behaviors triggers neuronal growth in the somatosensory and motor cortices, areas of the brain subserving tactile perception and limb movement (Jenkins, Merzenich, Ochs, Allard, & Guic-Robles, 1990; Nudo, Milliken, Jenkins,& Merzenich, 1996).
Whatever it was, Darwin's illness, a curse to him, perhaps established the circumstances subserving his scientific success.
But, besides these objects, there are other advantages to be derived from the generation of cool and dry air within buildings, more attractive, perhaps to the sordid, than health, from their subserving purposes of gain and economy.
It appears now that each neural network--for example, a frontal-temporal-parietal neural network subserving working memory--does not have a rigid, immutable and inflexible structure.
This concept that stuttering may be the result of delayed maturation dates to the 1940s when Karlin (1947) and others before him believed that the delayed myelinisation process of the cortical areas subserving speech and language in male children compared to female children, may be the cause of the higher incidence of stuttering in males (Karlin, 1947, cited in Van Riper, 1992:42).
In this letter, Murdock despairs that Communists were taking over the profession, with the goal of "the conversion of our scientific organization into a propaganda tool subserving [sic] their interests" (Price: 72).
The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine the effects of caffeine consumption on brain activation in a network of modules subserving the short-term memory of 15 healthy adult volunteers during a working memory task.
100, Aquinas explained that instruments are made for the purpose of subserving the action of the principal agent while being moved by that agent, so it is not contrary to the nature of any created thing when it is moved in any way by God since all things were made the way they are in order to serve God.
Koppelstatter and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine the effects of caffeine consumption on brain activation in a network of modules subserving short-term memory of 15 healthy adult volunteers during a working memory task.