When people hear screams of excited happiness, they tend to confuse the emotion with fear. Researchers say the bias toward categorizing excited and joyfully screams as fear has evolutionary roots.
According to researchers, our food choices may be affected by what sits closest by on the supermarket shelf. Paradoxically, the close proximity of an indulgent food can cause more people to opt for a healthier snack.
After creating a memory in a context, engram cells encoding the memory in the hippocampus become more excitable when the context is repeated a short time later, researchers report.
At 6 months of age, babies are capable of memory guided attention, a new study reveals. Young infants are able to learn and remember contextual visual cues to find objects of interest, researchers report. The findings shed new light on both typical and atypical brain development.
According to an Acta Psychologica study, context and an individual's likelihood of being offended influence how profanity effects attention.
A new study looks at how context can alter how we predict weight and what we are able to remember.