Latest Spatial memory Stories
Habitual video gamers have more effective visual attention abilities, but lower activity in the brain's spatial memory system, located in the hippocampus.
While virtual reality technology can recreate sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, a new study has found that space-mapping neurons in the brain aren’t necessarily fooled – they react differently to the simulations than they do to real-world environments.
According to Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group, working memory enables us to hold on to information long enough to manipulate it or use it to complete a task.
A new study has found that our brains ‘geotag’ our memories by linking them to a specific location.
People who instantly know their way around after having traveled to a particular destination at least once have structurally different brains than those who require a map or GPS to navigate from place to place.
The ability to represent and to track the trajectory of objects, which are temporally out of sight, is highly important in many aspects but is also cognitively demanding.
For songbirds, singing a lot of songs indicates a bird is smart, but that signal is not necessarily indicative of intelligence for everything
Two new studies published in the journal Science look at how the brains of animals work when they are on the move. The findings are based on neural activity using bat models.
Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game.
Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo recently talked with redOrbit about her team’s discovery of grid cells in rhesus monkeys and what this could mean for the future of neuroscience.
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.