Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Essential reading for those working directly in the cognitive sciences or in related specialist areas, Trends in Cognitive Sciences provides an instant overview of current thinking for scientists, students and teachers who want to keep up with the latest developments in the cognitive sciences. The journal brings together research in psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, computer science and neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences provides a platform for the interaction of these disciplines and the evolution of cognitive science as an independent field of study.

Publisher
Cell Press
Website
http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/home

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Don't think twice about changing your mind

If you've ever wondered whether changing your mind is the best decision, then you should be reassured that your chances of success are better if you do, according to University of Queensland research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the brain helps us focus our attention

How can we shift from a state of inattentiveness to one of highest attention? The locus coeruleus, literally the "blue spot," is a tiny cluster of cells at the base of the brain. As the main source of the neurotransmitter ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Science-backed tips for maximizing play time with kids

Years of cognitive development research have uncovered a wealth of knowledge about what children need to grow, thrive and learn—but it's also important to translate those insights into real-world applications.

Neuroscience

Neuroscience doesn't undermine free will after all

For decades, researchers have debated whether the buildup of certain electrical activities in the brain indicates that human beings are unable to act out of free will.

Neuroscience

Neural mechanism of autonomous learning uncovered

Thanks to so-called 'deep learning," a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms inspired by the brain, machines can match human performance in perception and language recognition and even outperform humans in certain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A psychologist's guide to donating more effectively to charities

The decision to donate to a charity is often driven by emotion rather than by calculated assessments based on how to make the biggest impact. In a review article published on April 29 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hitting the reset button: Building a better normal after the pandemic

With the end of the pandemic in sight and a longing to return to some resemblance of normalcy, Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki thinks the harrowing experience of the past year is a unique opportunity to reset people's expectations ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Human intelligence just got less mysterious, neuroscientist says

Neuroscience experts from the University of Leicester have released research that breaks with the past 50 years of neuroscientific opinion, arguing that the way we store memories is key to making human intelligence superior ...

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