News tagged with cognitive neuroscience
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A new study in animals shows that chronic stress during pregnancy prevents brain benefits of motherhood, a finding that researchers suggest could increase understanding of postpartum depression.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 14, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Applying information theory to linguistics suggests 'functional design' in cross-language variations
The majority of languages—roughly 85 percent of them—can be sorted into two categories: those, like English, in which the basic sentence form is subject-verb-object ("the girl kicks the ball"), and those, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Swedish researchers at Uppsala University have, together with Brazilian collaborators, discovered a new group of nerve cells that regulate processes of learning and memory. These cells act as gatekeepers and carry a receptor ...
Neuroscience Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Trying to keep an image we've just seen in memory can leave us blind to things we are 'looking' at, according to the results of a new study supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Neuroscience Oct 01, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Most people equate "gray matter" with the brain and its higher functions, such as sensation and perception, but this is only one part of the anatomical puzzle inside our heads. Another cerebral component ...
Neuroscience Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
MRI brain scans no longer just show the various regions of brain activity; nowadays the networks in the brain can now be imaged with ever greater precision. This will make functional MRI (fMRI) increasingly ...
Neuroscience Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Long before babies can talk—even before they can sit up on their own—they are mentally forming categories for objects and animals in a way that, for example, sets apart squares from ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Professional ball game players report the sensation of the ball 'slowing-down' just before they hit it. Confirming these anecdotal comments, a new study published in Proceedings of the Ro ...
Neuroscience Sep 07, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 3 |
(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 |
Neuroscientists from Wayne State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a deeper look into how the brain mechanisms for memory retrieval differ between adults and children. While the memory ...
Neuroscience Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Severe psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children's brains, finds a study led by Boston Children's Hospital. But the study also suggests that positive interventions can partially reverse these ...
Neuroscience Jul 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Why does vivid memory 'feel so real?' Real perceptual experience, mental replay share similar brain activation patterns
Neuroscientists have found strong evidence that vivid memory and directly experiencing the real moment can trigger similar brain activation patterns.
Neuroscience Jul 23, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading research that will develop the world's first 'atlas' of the Asian brain.
Neuroscience Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The hormone oxytocin - often referred to as the "trust" hormone or "love hormone" for its role in stimulating emotional responses - plays an important role in Williams syndrome (WS), according to a study published June 12, ...
Neuroscience Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
When grabbing a coffee mug out of a cluttered cabinet or choosing a pen to quickly sign a document, what brain processes guide your choices?
Neuroscience May 23, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |