Neuroscience

New research sheds fresh light on mystery of infant consciousness

There is evidence that some form of conscious experience is present by birth, and perhaps even in late pregnancy, an international team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and colleagues in Australia, Germany and the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How facial coloring shapes our unconscious emotions

A research team in the Visual Perception and Cognition Laboratory and Cognitive Neurotechnology Unit of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has conducted experiments to ...

Neuroscience

Examining dementia risk in adults with intellectual disability

Both genetic and acquired factors contribute to the onset of intellectual disability (ID), and people with ID are presumed to be at a higher risk of developing dementia. It is also understood that a lower cognitive reserve–thinking ...

Health

Extreme heat may hasten cognitive decline in vulnerable populations

July 2023 was the hottest month on record, with cities like Phoenix experiencing record-breaking heat waves for weeks on end. A new study finds that ongoing extreme heat can worsen cognitive decline among vulnerable groups—particularly ...

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