News tagged with cognitive control
(Medical Xpress) -- When it comes to intelligence, what factors distinguish the brains of exceptionally smart humans from those of average humans?
Neuroscience Aug 01, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (22) | 6 |
(Medical Xpress)—The brain's prefrontal cortex is thought to be the seat of cognitive control, working as a kind of filter that keeps irrelevant thoughts, perceptions and memories from interfering with ...
Neuroscience Mar 14, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (15) | 6 |
For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 11, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (11) | 3 |
The widely used diabetes drug metformin comes with a rather unexpected and alluring side effect: it encourages the growth of new neurons in the brain. The study reported in the July 6th issue of Cell Stem Cell also finds ...
Medical research Jul 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Women who use contraceptives like birth control pills experience memory changes, according to new UC Irvine research. Their ability to remember the gist of an emotional event improves, while women not using the contraceptives ...
Neuroscience Sep 09, 2011 | 4.4 / 5 (8) | 1 |
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Like a melody that keeps playing in your head even after the music stops, researchers at the University of Illinois's Beckman Institute have shown that the beat goes on when it comes to ...
Neuroscience Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Life shrouds most choices in mystery. Some people inch toward a comfortable enough spot and stick close to that rewarding status quo. Out to dinner, they order the usual. Others consider their options systematically ...
Neuroscience Feb 08, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Internet addiction disorder may be associated with abnormal white matter structure in the brain, as reported in the Jan. 11 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE. These structural features may be linked to behavioral impair ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 11, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (6) | 0
In most western countries the annual increase in the prevalence and the severity of obesity is currently substantial. Although obesity typically results simply from excessive energy intake, it is currently ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Two treatments most likely to lead to recovery from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have been identified by UK researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 31, 2013 | 1.3 / 5 (12) | 0 |
A functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis of long-term effects of violent video game play on the brain has found changes in brain regions associated with cognitive function and emotional control in young adult ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 30, 2011 | 2.1 / 5 (7) | 4
Everyone has moments when they feel more in control of their lives than at other times. New research from North Carolina State University shows that this sense of control fluctuates more often, and more quickly, than previously ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 13, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Just six months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 per cent, says a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Cardiology Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Mummies from along the Nile are revealing how age-old irrigation techniques may have boosted the plague of schistosomiasis, a water-borne parasitic disease that infects an estimated 200 million people today.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 23, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The executive system is a theorized cognitive system in psychology that controls and manages other cognitive processes. It is also referred to as the executive function, executive functions, supervisory attentional system, or cognitive control.
The concept is used by psychologists and neuroscientists to describe a loosely defined collection of brain processes which are responsible for planning, cognitive flexibility, abstract thinking, rule acquisition, initiating appropriate actions and inhibiting inappropriate actions, and selecting relevant sensory information.[citations needed]
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