Neuroscience

How the brain makes rapid, fine adjustments in motor activity

Short-term motor learning appears not to require physical change in the brain Brain's premotor cortex may use a 'neural scratch pad' to calculate fine adjustments Brain can try different things in simulation without 'screwing ...

Neuroscience

Golf: The neuroscience of the perfect putt

Sports fans across the world watched the American golfer Tiger Woods roll in a putt to win the PGA tour's season ending Tour Championship on September 23. His victory caps a remarkable comeback from personal struggles and ...

Neuroscience

Scientists discover neural communication pathways for prosody

Researchers from the Leipzig-based Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have decoded, for the first time, the connecting pathways via which the areas of our brain communicate with one another when we ...

Neuroscience

Using the brain to forecast decisions

You're waiting at a bus stop, expecting the bus to arrive any time. You watch the road. Nothing yet. A little later you start to pace. More time passes. "Maybe there is some problem", you think. Finally, you give up and raise ...

Neuroscience

Study reveals workings of working memory

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.

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