Neuroscience

Brain scans show we take risks because we can't stop ourselves

A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it's probably not because their brains' desire systems are ...

Neuroscience

Memories are 'geotagged' with spatial information, study finds

Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania and Freiburg University has discovered how brain cells ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Memory training video games can increase brain power

(Medical Xpress) -- In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Susanne Jaeggi from the University of Michigan looked at the use of specialized video games have the ability to help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study looks at brain flow, and how people achieve it

You are playing such an intense video game and are focused so intently on getting to the next level that you don't know what is going on around you. You have no sense of time passing. You feel great. You are "in the zone." ...

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