prefrontal cortex
Image of the Day: Power Move 
Image of the Day: Power Move 
The Scientist Staff | Jul 25, 2017
When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.
Einstein’s Unusual Brain
Einstein’s Unusual Brain
Dan Cossins | Nov 19, 2012
Previously unreleased photographs show that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features that could explain his extraordinary cognitive abilities.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
New Genes, New Brain
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 19, 2011
A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.