Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories
Brain scans show persistent motivation regardless of payoff.
The strongest known recurrent genetic cause of schizophrenia impairs communications between the brain's decision-making and memory hubs, resulting in working memory deficits, according to a study in mice.
In what may provide the most compelling evidence to date, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated how a genetic variant may lead to schizophrenia by causing a disruption in communication between the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex regions of the brain, areas believed to be responsible for carrying out working memory.
New research provides insight into the region of the brain that underlies our tendency to condemn failed attempts to harm and forgive harms that are accidental
New research from Vanderbilt University reveals for the first time how our brains coordinate two types of attention and why we may be temporarily blinded by surprises.
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex is an indicator emotion regulation in day-to-day life.
The human brain is a big believer in equalityâ€”and a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, has become the first to gather the images to prove it.
Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdalaâ€”the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responsesâ€”looms large.
A new brain-based computational model is helping to understand how Parkinson's disease and dopamine medicationsâ€”used to treat motor symptoms caused by the diseaseâ€” can affect learning and attention.
After exposure to extreme life stresses, what distinguishes the individuals who do and do not develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
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