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Brain stimulation decreases intent to commit assault

July 10, 2018

Stimulating the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for controlling complex ideas and behaviors, can reduce…
Researchers Identify the Reasons behind our Limited Working Memories

April 29, 2018

It doesn’t take a PhD in neuroscience to know that our capacity to keep multiple things within conscious…
Using satnav literally turns parts of your brain off

April 4, 2017

Ever since technology took over our lives we get around new cities differently. We do not need to…
To locate objects, brain relies on memory

October 30, 2015

Imagine you are looking for your wallet on a cluttered desk. As you scan the area, you hold…
How brain waves guide memory formation

February 23, 2015

Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at…
Schizophrenia onset linked to elevated neural links

January 7, 2015

In its chronic stage, schizophrenia is typically marked by a dearth of links between brain cells in the…
Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training

June 18, 2014

A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and…
EEG study shows how brain infers structure, rules when learning

March 27, 2014

A new study documents the brain activity underlying our strong tendency to infer a structure of context and…
Childhood’s end: ADHD, autism and schizophrenia tied to stronger inhibitory interactions in adolescent prefrontal cortex

March 17, 2014

Images of the monkey brain around the time of puberty, with the prefrontal cortex highlighted. Credit: Courtesy of…
Neural differences between cultural groups solving tricky moral problems

March 12, 2014

Stanford scholar offers first look at neural differences between cultural groups solving tricky moral problems. BY BECKY BACH In…
Study reveals workings of working memory

February 20, 2014

Brown University cognitive scientists have identified specific brain regions that work together to allow us to choose from…
New evidence shows how chronic stress predisposes brain to mental disorders

February 12, 2014

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may…
Delaying gratification, when the reward is under our noses

October 23, 2013

How can some people resist the attraction of immediate pleasures and pursue long-term goals, while others easily succumb…
Brain stimulation affects compliance with social norms

October 4, 2013

Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have identified a specific brain region that controls compliance with social norms.…
In-sync brain waves hold memory of objects just seen

November 5, 2012

The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory…
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