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  • n. Plural form of forebrain.


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  • There is also evidence that the oxytocin receptors in rats' forebrains tend to atrophy when maternal nurturing is "insufficient".

    Oxytocin: could the 'trust hormone' rebond our troubled world?

  • They injected virus-bearing fluid into small areas of their forebrains and used fiber-optic cables to illuminate them with blue and yellow light.

    World Wide Mind

  • We're at the end of our rope with this one, having already dealt with it in 2007, and need to trawl your collective forebrains.

    nonesuch mcSpluttershirts and the colonorectal imaging cameras

  • They possessed extraordinary features: forebrains roughly 50% larger than ours, and estimated IQs to match--far surpassing our own.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • And I've seen people -- honest, honorable, who I thought were wildly wrong about something voting for Firecracker Frog Boy, maybe ... and maybe you could say they were lying to themselves, but you couldn't really say they were lying in any way their forebrains knew about.

    Michigan, Florida, and reality maps

  • It's our pesky forebrains that must label every sensation and thought that comes through.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • If some accident of evolution had led reptiles to develop advanced forebrains capable of language and higher-level consciousness, while maintaining their nonexistent child-rearing habits, they might have ended up writing powerful verse about some other deep-seated biochemical urge—temperature regulation, say—but there would be no love sonnets in the reptile canon.

    Mind Wide Open

  • However, some social theorists ask, with developed forebrains and space-age technologies, do we really need such impulses?

    Living with the Passive—Aggressive Man

  • The researchers followed the brain patterns of test subjects with MRI imaging, and identified dopamine streaming into the striatum region of their forebrains "at peak emotional arousal during music listening."

    Ars Technica

  • Although baby humans and baby chimpanzees both start out with undeveloped forebrains, a new study reports that the human brain increases in volume much more rapidly early on.

    NYT > Home Page


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