Video game players are faster and more accurate in their responses, and excel at decision-making tasks. The differences in accuracy and reaction time correlated with enhanced brain activity.
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.
Distinct, coordinated activity in large sets of neurons can predict the future behaviors of rats, a new study reports. Based on the findings, researchers have created a "dictionary" that links brain activity patterns to simple behavioral outcomes.
Study finds a link between post-traumatic brain activity and an increase in anxiety symptoms six months after a traumatic event.
Brain activity during conscious wakefulness presents large integrated and dynamic network modules which fragment during sleep.
Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection. The findings shed light on why people suffering from sinus infections often report poor concentration and other short-term cognitive problems.
Writing by hand increases brain activity in recall tasks over taking notes on a tablet or smartphone. Additionally, those who write by hand on paper are 25% quicker at note-taking tasks than those who use digital technology.
Higher activity in the anterior prefrontal cortex was associated with more resilience to the effects of post-traumatic stress.
Study reveals the mechanisms behind distinct patterns of electrical activity in neuron groups that accompany the onset of seizures.