Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While virtual reality technology can recreate sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, a new study from UCLA neurophysicists has found that the space-mapping neurons located in the...
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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.
Neuroscientists at UCLA have found a way to help improve a human's memory by stimulating a part of the brain.
The hippocampus is an important brain structure for recollection memory, the type of memory we use for detailed reliving of past events.