News tagged with cortex

Unpacking the toolkit of human consciousness

No matter how different they seem—the learned and contemplative neuroscientist versus the toy orangutan with a penchant for off-color jokes—almost any adult who experiences them knows that Princeton University ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Is multitasking mastery in the genes?

Human factors/ergonomics researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently a group of neuroergonomics researchers went a step ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Ugly in the brain of the beholder

When people think of mental illness related to body image, the first thing that usually comes to mind is anorexia or associated eating disorders. But, the lesser known body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is five times more prevalent ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Motor excitability predicts working memory

Humans with a high motor excitability have a better working memory than humans with a low excitability. This was shown in a study conducted by scientists from the Transfacultary Research Platform at the University ...

Dec 23, 2013
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Mapping objects in the brain

A brain region that responds to a particular category of objects is found to consist of small clusters of neurons encoding visual features of these objects.

Dec 20, 2013
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