Neuroscience

A 'compass' in the brain to navigate thoughts

A new discovery by the University of Trento on the analogies between moving in the physical and conceptual space: the brain has cells that act as a navigation system, but also has cells that function as a sort of compass. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do we learn to learn? New research offers an education

Cognitive training designed to focus on what's important while ignoring distractions can enhance the brain's information processing, enabling the ability to "learn to learn," finds a new study on mice.

Neuroscience

How the brain encodes social network structure

The brain encodes information about our relationships and the relationships between our friends using areas involved in spatial processing, according to new research published in JNeurosci.

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