Reductions in reaction time, memory, and other neuropsychological problems persist for at least seven days following a ten-day period of insufficient sleep.
Self-reported engagement in the narrative of a TV show synchronizes across people at the same points in the storyline. The synchronization was driven by the emotional content of the narrative. Neuroimaging reflected the similarities in brain activity synchronization at the same points of the story across the subject participants.
A new study finds a relationship between declines in cognitive performance and attention, and the severity of respiratory symptoms COVID-19 patients experienced. Those with more server COVID symptoms fared worse on cognitive tests, specifically associated with reasoning and problem-solving.
Hyperactivity of the dopamine system may explain the prevalent traits and conditions associated with ASD more commonly found in males.
Adolescents and older adults pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than young adults.
When people make eye contact with another person, their attention is immediately solicited and this causes a distortion in temporal perception. However, the shift in time perception does not change when people glance at non-social items or objects.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced include hyperactivity, increased aggression, and attention deficits.
Children who experience cognitive difficulties, such as attention problems or problems with working memory, have an increased risk of developing mental health disorders as young adults.
Contrary to popular belief, exposure to television does not, in itself, raise the risk for toddlers developing attention-deficit problems.
Neuroimaging reveals when babies focus their attention, they utilize areas of the frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with more advanced functions and previously believed to be immature in children under a year of age.