News tagged with cognitive science
A brief visual task can predict IQ, according to a new study. This surprisingly simple exercise measures the brain's unconscious ability to filter out visual movement. The study shows that individuals whose ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 23, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (14) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Despite spending billions of dollars on research and development, drug companies have been unable to come up with effective treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Now, A. ...
Neuroscience May 21, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (18) | 0 |
Human intelligence cannot be explained by the size of the brain's frontal lobes, say researchers.
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—In the absence of any real progress in defining neuronal codes for the brain, the simple idea of the grandmother cell continues to percolate through the scientific and popular literature. Many r ...
Neuroscience May 10, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Decoding 'noisy' language in daily life: Study shows how people rationally interpret linguistic input
Suppose you hear someone say, "The man gave the ice cream the child." Does that sentence seem plausible? Or do you assume it is missing a word? Such as: "The man gave the ice cream to the child."
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 29, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 7 |
Since the mid-1800s, doctors have used drugs to induce general anesthesia in patients undergoing surgery. Despite their widespread use, little is known about how these drugs create such a profound loss of ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces too much nitric oxide, it contributes to the severity and progression of stroke and neurodegenerative diseases ...
Medical research Feb 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College has discovered that amyloid peptides are harmful to the blood vessels that supply the brain with blood in Alzheimer's disease—thus accelerating cognitive decline by ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 04, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children's brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.
Neuroscience Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Humans are adept at setting goals and updating them as new situations arise—for example, a person who is playing a video game may switch to a new goal when their phone rings.
Neuroscience Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Johns Hopkins researchers report the successful use of a form of MRI to identify what appears to be a key biochemical marker for cognitive impairment in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In follow-up experiments ...
Neuroscience Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
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 |
A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional ...
Neuroscience Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
With the discovery that the unconscious mind plays a key role in the placebo effect, researchers have identified a novel mechanism that helps explain the power of placebos and nocebos.
Medical research Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
A new study led by MIT neuroscientists has found that brain scans of patients with social anxiety disorder can help predict whether they will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cognitive science may be concisely defined as the study of the nature of intelligence. It draws on multiple empirical disciplines, including psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, sociology and biology. The term cognitive science was coined by Christopher Longuet-Higgins in his 1973 commentary on the Lighthill report, which concerned the then-current state of Artificial Intelligence research. In the same decade, the journal Cognitive Science and the Cognitive Science Society were founded. Cognitive science differs from cognitive psychology in that algorithms that are intended to simulate human behavior are implemented or implementable on a computer.
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