A new study reveals a correlation between multimedia multitasking, memory loss, and difficulties in maintaining attention.
Children who learn to play musical instruments have an edge over their non-musical peers when it comes to learning, memory, and attention. Those who learn musical instruments showed greater activity in the inferior frontal gyrus and the supramarginal g…
Non-invasive brain stimulation technology may enhance the human system’s ability for rapid and adaptive decision making.
Aerobic exercise for up to one hour at moderate to high intensity improves memory, attention, and learning for up to two hours.
Researchers identify three populations of neurons in layer 6 of the cortex that contribute to alertness.
Toddlers who frequently use touchscreen technology may have an edge over their peers who are not routinely exposed to the technology when it comes to visual search abilities.
In socially awkward situations when a person is caught staring and averts their eyes, a third-party observer does not reflexively follow their gaze. The brain tells the observer there is no significance to the location where the embarrassed person has …
Children who experience early life adversity experience faster biological aging than children with no history of exposure to abuse. Trauma was associated with biological aging in early puberty, cellular aging, and alterations in brain structure. The fi…
Paying attention alters how the brain allocates its limited energy. As the brain uses more energy to process information we attend to, the less energy is supplied to processing outside our field of attention.
Mouse study pinpoints the precise location in the brain where distracting stimuli are blocked, allowing for concentration on specific tasks. The findings could have implications for the treatment of ADHD and schizophrenia.