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Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories

2013-04-18 18:59:17

Brains develop in the context of experience.

Lasers May Help Cure Cocaine Addiction
2013-04-05 09:03:05

New hope for the estimated 1.4 million Americans addicted to cocaine could come in the form of a laser-inspired treatment that could effectively turn off their craving for the illicit drug.

You Report Your Feelings In 3D
2013-03-28 10:02:30

A new study published in Biological Psychiatry reveals that even our brains use three dimensions to communicate out feelings and emotions.

Creative Task Performance Improved By Turning Off Brain’s ‘Filter’
2013-03-15 22:14:58

Researchers wanted to determine if applying an inhibitor to the prefontal cortex could benefit creative thoughts.

Hands Free Does Not Mean Brain Free
2013-03-01 05:11:20

Making a left-hand turn at a busy intersection while talking on a hands-free cellphone could be the “most dangerous” thing we do on the road due to the high level of brain activation involved, according to a new Canadian study.

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society.

How Unconscious Processing Improves Decision-making Shown By Brain Imaging Research
2013-02-13 10:30:00

When faced with a difficult decision, it is often suggested to "sleep on it" or take a break from thinking about the decision in order to gain clarity.

Emotional Intelligence Linked To General Intelligence Says Study
2013-01-23 09:29:00

Scientists emotional intelligence in Vietnam veterans say theirs is the first study to provide a detailed look at how different brain regions can affect emotional intelligence.

Decision-Making Driven By Prefrontal Cortex And Dopamine
2012-12-18 16:21:54

In a new study researchers say that they have discovered the mechanisms that control how our brains use working memory to process new information and modify our existing goals.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.