When it comes to decision making, researchers discovered toddlers experience and deal with uncertainty in the same way as older children and adults.
Study reports declarative memory depends upon conscious knowledge of what has been previously learned. Researchers discovered conscious knowledge is compromised in those with damage to the hippocampus. The findings shed new light on how the hippocampus controls the process of memory.
Researchers explore consciousness and argue our conscious processes may be formed by efficient non-conscious brain systems.
Researchers reveal the role nucleus gigantocellularis neurons play in generalized arousal and cognition.
According to a Frontiers in Psychology study, binge drinking in teens is associated with a reduction in brain areas that play key roles in memory, learning, language and attention.
Researchers use fast fMRI to track the brain activity that occurs during thought. The study could be a significant step toward mapping the neural networks responsible for attention, perception and other cognitive functions.
Study reports the brain calculates a distribution of probabilities for each of many distinct possibilities.
Researchers report EEG systems could be useful tools in assessing the levels of awareness in patients in a vegetative state.
Researchers have discovered a new method that can predict a person's current level of awareness and whether they will recover awareness within a year of a TBI.
Reanalysis points to a number of flaws in a study which claimed EEG identified awareness in some patients diagnosed as being in a vegetative state.
Neuroscientists have believed that three brain regions are critical for self-awareness: the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the medial prefrontal cortex. Patient R is helping a research team show that self-awareness is more a product of a diffuse patchwork of pathways in the brain—including other regions—rather than confined to specific areas.