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Dopamine is probably best known as the neurotransmitter that brings us happiness, contentment or pleasure, but new research has shown that dopamine also plays a role in cognitive tasks.
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.
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
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.
The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia.
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.
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.
Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.
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.
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