Drawing an object and naming it engages the brain in similar ways, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. The finding demonstrates the importance of the visual processing system for producing drawings of an object.
New neurons continue to be formed in the hippocampus into the tenth decade of life, even in people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.
A recent study has shown that religious fundamentalism is partly the result of a functional impairment in the prefrontal cortex, where damage to particular areas may indirectly promote religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness.
Researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability to rapidly focus attention. Our brains are continuously bombarded with information from the senses, yet our level of vigilance to such input varies, allowing us to selectively focus on one conversation and not another.
Researchers have discovered it is possible to use soundwaves and viruses to ‘switch off’ memory formation in the brain.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that last-minute decision-making is a lot more complicated than previously known, involving complex neural coordination among multiple brain areas. The revelations may help scientists unravel certain aspects of addictive behaviors and understand why accidents like falls grow increasingly common as we age.
The neural version of a texting app anticipates what comes next when we hear speech.
According to a new study, brain activity may continue for over 10 minutes after one’s body appears to have died.
The human mind suffers when faced with a constant barrage of lying, as leading psychologists have discovered, and lies are eventually accepted as truth.
Why do some of us identify as “conservatives”, and others as “liberals” or “progressives”? According to some neuroscientists, the answer lies partially in the makeup of our brains.