A group of neurons located in the basal ganglia appears to play a vital role in cognitive flexibility.
A new study reveals why some people find it more difficult than others to meet switching demands and change focus as efficiently.
Researchers report a father's exposure to nicotine may have lasting effects on the cognitive development of his offspring. The study reports nicotine exposure may cause epigenetic alterations in key genes within the father's sperm, affecting not only his direct children but also grandchildren.
Researchers explore how early extreme childhood stress can have a negative impact on social learning and mental health later in life.
A new study reports high fat and high sugar diets alter gut bacteria and cause changes in cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt to changes in situations.
A new neuroimaging study finds those with gambling addition have a poor ability to assess and adapt to high risk situations.
People with a variation of the DRD2 gene are more resilient to the effects of sleep deprivation when completing tasks that require cognitive flexibility, a new study reports.