Latest Prefrontal cortex Stories
New research shows that key parts of the brain collaborate to buy time for careful consideration of difficult decisions.
Researchers have found that obese people had more difficulty resisting cravings for high-calorie foods.
If the brain goes hungry, Twinkies look a lot better.
Fluctuations of serotonin levels in the brain, which often occur when someone hasn't eaten or is stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to regulate anger.
Weill Cornell–led study looks at delayed gratification in adults first tested with marshmallows and cookies as pre-schoolers.
Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but how do our brains decide when and who we should copy?
While both humans and chimpanzees start out life with key portions of their brains underdeveloped, the rapid growth in these cognitive and decision-making areas that occur in human children are not characteristic of young chimps.
Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognize but whose name you can't remember?
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have been able to switch on, and then switch off, social-behavior deficits in mice that resemble those seen in people with autism and schizophrenia, thanks to a technology that allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve activity in the brain.
Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys- but they can tell you why you can't find them.
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