Psychology & Psychiatry

The spotlight of attention is more like a strobe

You don't focus as well as you think you do. That's the fundamental finding of a team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley who studied monkeys and humans and discovered that attention ...

Neuroscience

Distinct brain rhythms, regions help us reason about categories

We categorize pretty much everything we see, and remarkably, we often achieve that feat whether the items look patently similar - like Fuji and McIntosh apples - or they share a more abstract similarity - like a screwdriver ...

Neuroscience

Deep sleep puts the 'REM' in remembering

When it comes to mental health and cognitive function, the importance of rapid eye-movement sleep - that deep, restorative stage of sleep that we cycle in and out of throughout the night - is so well established that experiments ...

Health

Smartphones uncover how the world sleeps

A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules.

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