Researchers found that even if people weren't good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.
The part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response also plays a key role in unconsciously processing a face’s trustworthiness – in a matter of milliseconds. The amygdala is processing untrustworthiness as if it were a threat. In 33 milliseconds we decide whether or not we can trust someone. Something that someone unconsciously decides in an instant could take a long time to overcome.
Researchers have found bees can do basic mathematics, in a discovery that expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power. The revelation that even the miniature brain of a honeybee can grasp basic mathematical operations has implications for the future development of Artificial Intelligence, particularly in improving rapid learning.
We notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening than when it is perceived as normal or happy. Our attention is more focused on threatening voices to enable us to clearly recognize the location of the potential threat.
More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone.
Education can be leveraged to help enhance an individual's economic decision-making quality or economic rationality.
Individuals with a higher amygdala volume may be more anxious about the negative consequences of an action -- they tend to hesitate and put off things.
Study finds that people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution also report higher levels of psychological distress.
Research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells, essential for the brain and nervous system.
The way we breathe, in other words, directly affects the chemistry of our brains in a way that can enhance our attention and improve our brain health.
Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults.
Findings suggest physical activity frequency and volume are essential factors in the relationship between physical activity and happiness.
TBI is linked to greater violence and to problems when in prison, so better support could help to reduce the likelihood of offending or re-offending, and reduce the societal costs of incarceration.
The mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
Study shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
Punishing a wrongdoer may be more rewarding to the brain than supporting a victim.
Male and female brains are different, functionally and anatomically. But that the EEG signals, electro-encephalography by electrodes placed on the skull, show different signals, was not demonstrated yet.
Any behavior is neither solely negative or solely positive. There are potential benefits for both, depending on the context you're placed in. We're all striving towards some artificial, archetypal ideal, whether it's physical appearance or youthfulness or intelligence or personality. But we need to recognize the importance of variability, both in ourselves and in the people around us. Because it does serve an adaptive purpose in our lives.
Study finds that individual neurons themselves slow down when we are sleep deprived, leading to delayed behavioral responses to events taking place around us. The neural lapse, or slowdown, affects the brain's visual perception and memory associations.
Research suggests even 10 minutes of aerobic activity can prime the parts of the brain that help us problem-solve and focus.