Neuroscience

Can't count sheep? You could have aphantasia

If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a "mind's eye".

Aug 26, 2015
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Examining adolescent brain development

For the next few years hundreds of young people will have their brains scanned at the Mind Research Network on the University of New Mexico's north campus as researchers try to understand precisely how normal young brains ...

Aug 31, 2015
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Brain waves behind indecisiveness

Some people find it difficult to make decisions. In a new study, neuroeconomists from the University of Zurich now reveal that the intensity of the communication between different regions of the brain dictates whether we ...

Aug 20, 2015
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