Psychology & Psychiatry

How to make a good impression when saying hello

You can hear the perfect hello. And now you can see it, too. Researchers from the CNRS, the ENS, and Aix-Marseille University have established an experimental method that unveils the filter—that is, mental representation—we ...

Medical research

Researchers find protein essential for cognition, mental health

The ability to maintain mental representations of ourselves and the world—the fundamental building block of human cognition—arises from the firing of highly evolved neuronal circuits, a process that is weakened in schizophrenia. ...

Neuroscience

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons

Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability—the ...

Neuroscience

Barrow researchers unravel illusion

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, and Susana Martinez-Conde share the recent cover of the Journal of Neuroscience in a compelling study into why illusions trick our brains. Barrow ...

Neuroscience

The brain needs to remember faces in 3-dimensions

In our dynamic 3D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style. This is because our brain has used the 2D snapshots ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Image of 'typical' welfare recipient linked with racial stereotypes

When thinking about a welfare recipient, people tend to imagine someone who is African American and who is lazier and less competent than someone who doesn't receive welfare benefits, according to new findings in Psychological ...

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