Study sheds new light on the roles of social interactions and cultural diversity in the development of attention.
Cannabis use leads to cognitive impairments that extend beyond the period of intoxication.
During deep sleep, the presence of an unfamiliar voice elicits more K-complexes, a type of brain wave linked to sensory perturbances during sleep, compared to the sound of a familiar voice.
Increased choline consumption during pregnancy was associated with better performance in tasks requiring sustained attention in children aged seven. Researchers found doubling the recommended amount of choline by increasing consumption of nuts, eggs, red meats, and fish during pregnancy had the greatest benefits for the developing fetal brain.
The choline transporter protein regulates habituation to smells in fruit fly brains.
Practicing mindfulness when your mind is wandering can help you regain attention, researchers report.
Brain flow occurs when a person participates in an activity that is engaging enough to involve someone to a point of barely being distracted, but not so difficult that the task becomes frustrating. Flow, researchers say, requires high levels of attention.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.
Researchers shed light on how the brain responds to unexpected sounds.