Study reveals a correlation between instances of eye contact and higher levels of engagement during conversations.
A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.
Researchers have identified three areas of the posterior cerebral cortex that bridge the brain's perception and memory systems.
While gossiping generally has negative connotations, a new study says gossiping can be a rich and multifaceted form of communication. Gossip can help to build social connections and improve indirect understanding about the world.
Patients who reported a greater reduction in pain following being administered a placebo showed larger reductions in brain areas associated with pain construction.
Data collected from smartphones can accurately predict connectivity between brain regions associated with emotional processing. Analyzing cellphone data, such as social activity, screen time, and location, alongside fMRI brain scans, researchers found smartphone data activity mirrors brain activity associated with depression and anxiety.
Some patients with a disorder called hemi-PMO see distortions in the same half of a person's face, regardless of the angle they view the face. Findings suggest the visual system standardizes all the faces we perceive using the same process, so they can be better compared to faces we have seen before.
In the medial prefrontal cortex, loneliness is associated with a reduced representational similarity between the self and others. Feeling socially disconnected may be mirrored by a self-representation of being a "loner."
People are oblivious to change when color is removed from peripheral vision. Research reports the brain likely fills in for much of our perceptual experience when it comes to seeing the entire picture in color.