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Contextual Information Can Trip Up The Brain On Even The Simplest Logic Problems
2013-12-21 04:59:25

If the human brain is comparable to a computer, why does it so often make mistakes that its electronic counterpart does not? New research suggests it all has to do with how various problems are presented.

2013-12-20 13:35:08

Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format.

2013-12-12 10:51:45

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures.

Male Female Brains Complimentary
2013-12-03 08:37:48

Men and women have ‘strikingly’ complimentary differences in their neural wiring that may explain some of the behavioral differences between the sexes.

2013-11-12 10:38:25

Research released today reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models — from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys — can yield valuable information about the human brain.

2013-10-18 11:59:56

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness.

2013-10-17 17:15:38

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players.

2013-10-09 10:51:35

In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains - from the tiny marmoset to human – can be largely explained as consequences of the same genetic program.

Chronic Dizziness May Be Helped By Magnetic Stimulation
2013-10-09 04:55:36

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe that they have located a specific site in the human brain that could be one of the sources of dizziness and spatial disorientation.

2013-09-24 10:43:50

Our brains give us the remarkable ability to make sense of situations we've never encountered before—a familiar person in an unfamiliar place, for example, or a coworker in a different job role—but the mechanism our brains use to accomplish this has been a longstanding mystery of neuroscience.


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