Latest Cognitive neuroscience Stories

Psychopaths Can Feel Empathy
2013-07-25 12:13:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychopaths have long been portrayed as non-sympathetic individuals incapable to empathizing with others and therefore very capable of causing others pain. Now, however, new research from the Netherlands has found that individuals with psychopathy are in fact capable of feeling empathy, but less readily than others without the condition, according to a report in the journal Brain. Researchers said the Dutch government's focus on...

2013-07-23 23:28:30

RKNet Studio, the producer of Cognitions Bridge suite of brain fitness and cognitive skills development mobile apps, was selected as an award-winning company by the New Jersey Business Incubation Network. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the honored guest speaker, congratulated the companies on their accomplishments and thanked them for the contributions they are making to New Jersey’s economy. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the honored guest speaker,...

Virtual Brain Capable Of Daydreaming Just As Humans Do
2013-07-13 07:55:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international researchers, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has created a virtual model of the brain capable of daydreaming like humans do. The computer model is based on the dynamics of brain cells and the many connections those cells make with their neighbors and cells in other brain regions. The team hopes their model will help further understanding of why certain portions of the brain work...

2013-07-12 23:34:38

Based on evidence, the brain stimulating activities like reading, writing, dancing and playing intelligence games like 21 Bridge can substantially reduce memory decline and improve cognitive skills in young and older adults. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet Studios stated: "Brain stimulating activities that include playing intelligence game 21 Bridge early in life, can reduce memory decline and enhance cognitive skills with age." According to the...

2013-07-12 23:20:47

Mindmaster created by Tony Dosanjh is a new personal development program that provides people with brain training exercises, step-by-step techniques, fat loss diet plans, and detailed instructions on how to train their mind and improve their mental fitness. A full Mindmaster overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Mindmaster created by Tony Dosanjh is a new personal development program that provides people with brain...

2013-07-10 16:00:50

Recent findings force scientists to rethink the rules of neuroimaging Is there a brain area for mind-wandering? For religious experience? For reorienting attention? A recent study casts serious doubt on the evidence for these ideas, and rewrites the rules for neuroimaging. Brain mapping experiments attempt to identify the cognitive functions associated with discrete cortical regions. They generally rely on a method known as "cognitive subtraction." However, recent research reveals a...

2013-07-09 23:24:45

Yes, brain fitness games can improve performance on the cognitive tasks engaged. The big question is whether or not taking a brain test again and again, and improving one’s score in brain games, indicates a real life improvement in cognitive skills? Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet stated: “People need cognitive skills to function and to survive in real life… and not in a test tube or the lab. It’s all about developing multiple cognitive skills in...

Seeing With Your Ears
2013-07-09 05:51:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new device that trains the brain to convert sounds into images could someday be used as a non-invasive treatment for blind and partially sighted people, according to researchers at the University of Bath. Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) aim to compensate for the loss of a sensory modality, typically vision, by converting information from the lost modality into stimuli in a remaining modality. The device in the current...

2013-07-03 15:09:37

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to severe cognitive impairment as the disease progresses. Researchers in Italy have found that patients with high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels. Their results are published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. MS is a progressive immunologic brain disorder with neuropsychological...

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