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Key to Learning and Forgetting Identified in Sleeping Brain

October 4, 2019

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we…
Darker giraffes are more solitary and less social for some reason

September 26, 2019

Humans are not the only social animals in the world. Other species also enjoy having company around for…
Mammals’ enhanced capacity to see emerges early in development

September 26, 2019

The way we see the world around us is the result of a marriage of two neural pathways…
Hidden intelligence of collectives

September 26, 2019

In a group of animals, who deals with new information coming from the environment? Researchers from the University…
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly’s color preference

September 20, 2019

For more than a century, the humble and ubiquitous fruit fly has helped scientists shed light on human…
Could Extreme Political Partisanship be More Closely Related to Cognitive Inflexibility than to any Specific Ideology?

September 19, 2019

The authors of a new paper out in the Journal of Experimental Psychology emphasise that when it comes…
Olfactory and auditory stimuli change the perception of our body

September 11, 2019

A pioneering investigation developed by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) alongside the University of Sussex and…
Mood of children during earliest stages of life linked to maternal mental health

September 5, 2019

Researchers and clinicians have long understood that depression and other mood disorders in mothers can have substantial, detrimental…
Diverse linguistic environment boosts brain sensitivity to new learning

August 30, 2019

Numerous studies have noted the brain benefits that come from being bilingual – among them increased executive-level cognitive…
Is it autism? The line is being increasingly blurred

August 23, 2019

The number of people diagnosed with autism is rising around the world. In the United States, the prevalence…
Heart Attack Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment Get Fewer Treatments

August 23, 2019

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive…
Brains age better among retirees with complex jobs

August 21, 2019

Retiring from your full-time job might not be the best thing for your brain as you age, according…
Depression and Alzheimer’s

August 13, 2019

Increasingly, Alzheimer’s disease research has focused on the preclinical stage, when people have biological evidence of Alzheimer’s but…
Drugs commonly taken to improve cognition only boost short-term focus – at high cost

August 12, 2019

The use of prescription stimulants by those without medically diagnosed conditions marks a growing trend among young adults…
Left eye? Right eye? American robins have preference when looking at decoy eggs

July 24, 2019

 Just as humans are usually left- or right-handed, other species sometimes prefer one appendage, or eye, over the…
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Research Identifies New Pathways for Sensory Learning in the Brain

July 19, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying that individuals learn at their own pace. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have…
How expectation influences perception

July 19, 2019

For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations,…
What Does Tiredness Do to Your Driving?

July 17, 2019

Alcohol and drugs are often assumed to be behind impaired driving. Yet, sleep deprivation, which can affect as…
HIV Persists in Spinal Fluid, Linked to Cognition Problems

July 17, 2019

Even after nearly a decade of strict HIV treatment, cells sheltering the virus could be found in the…
HIV DNA that lingers in spinal fluid may be linked to cognitive problems

July 16, 2019

Even in patients who receive long-term anti-retroviral treatment, cells containing HIV remain in the cerebrospinal fluid of half…
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) may prevent cognitive decline

July 15, 2019

High intensity interval training (HIIT) may be doing more than just keeping you fit and strong – it…
People who ‘microdose’ psychedelic substances report improved mood and focus

July 15, 2019

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the…
Genetic variation linked to cognitive differences after radiation for pediatric medulloblastoma

July 10, 2019

Long-term cognitive problems are a frequent side effect in children undergoing life-saving radiation therapy for medulloblastoma – the…
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Rosy health and sickly green: color associations play robust role in reading faces

July 9, 2019

Anyone who has ever sensed that a person is sick simply by looking at their face has experienced…
Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 3, 2019

Visual motion is an important source of information for separating objects from their backgrounds. A spider camouflaged against…
Learning from experience is all in the timing

June 27, 2019

As animals explore their environment, they learn to master it. By discovering what sounds tend to precede predatorial…
Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

June 25, 2019

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the…
Scientists found two pathways responsible for our 3D vision

June 24, 2019

Our 3-dimensional world is a challenge to our eyes and brains. In order to complete various tasks, such…
Screen Time & the Brain

June 20, 2019

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down,…
New toolkit guides health-care professionals to assess dementia in a new way

June 20, 2019

University of Alberta-led research is revolutionizing the way health professionals assess the decision-making capacity of seniors in Edmonton…
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