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chocolate craving
2014-09-17 05:28:23

If you have ever succumbed to a craving for high-calorie snacks, and most of us surely have, you may not feel quite so bad after reading a study by the School of Public Health and Health Systems and the Department of Kinesiology at Canada’s University of Waterloo.

2014-08-21 23:00:21

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program

stress and mental illness
2014-08-02 05:31:14

A specific electrical pattern has been identified in the brains of genetically identical mice which accurately predicts how well individual animals will fare in stressful situations, according to new research by Duke University scientists.

2014-07-15 10:01:47

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia.

A Link Found Between Musical Training And Executive Brain Function
2014-06-18 13:45:58

With research recently conducted at Boston Children's Hospital, evidence now exists that shows just how beneficial early musical training can be in helping to determine an individual's later academic success and prolonged executive brain functions through the remainder of their lives.

2014-03-26 11:04:47

In life, many tasks have a context that dictates the right actions, so when people learn to do something new, they'll often infer cues of context and rules.

2014-02-20 12:08:38

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.

Brain Similarities In Humans And Monkeys
2014-01-29 04:46:02

A new study suggests a surprising degree of similarity in the organization of brain regions that control language and complex thought processes in humans and monkeys, as well as key differences.

2013-11-21 12:32:51

A team of researchers at Inserm led by Cyril Herry (Inserm Unit 862, “Neurocentre Magendie,” Bordeaux) has just shown that interneurons located in the forebrain at the level of the prefrontal cortex are heavily involved in the control of fear responses.


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