Neuroscience

Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators may help explain why even people benefiting from medications for their epilepsy often continue to experience bouts of difficulty thinking, perceiving and remembering ...

Health

Ditch your leisure to-do list

(HealthDay)—If the fun is often missing from your social activities or play feels like work, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have an explanation: You're probably overplanning.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The 'best prospect' for ensuring success in demanding roles

On any given day, people are bombarded by countless preoccupations and distractions, some we ignore and others that hijack our attention. One's internal focus can be derailed by competing thoughts and worries, as well as ...

Neuroscience

Decider or ditherer? How we make decisions

Professors Peter Brown and Rafal Bogacz in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences describe their research team's discovery that a certain 'hold your horses' function in decision-making occurs in an extremely brief ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research suggests creative people do not excel in cognitive control

A recent study by a University of Arkansas researcher, Darya Zabelina, assistant professor of psychology, takes a new approach to measuring the association between creativity and cognitive control, that is, the mind's ability ...

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