Simulation neurons found in the amygdala allow animals to reconstruct the mental state of social partners and predict intentions. Dysfunction in these newly identified neurons may be involved in disorders associated with social behavioral problems, such as autism and social anxiety.
Higher levels of lead in topsoil have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive impairments, learning difficulties, and problems with decision making in 5-year-old boys.
A new study reveals the complex architecture of a decision-making circuit in the brains of C. elegans that prompts them to forage for food or stop once a source has been found.
A new study reveals older adults with slower walking speeds are at an increased risk of developing dementia.
A new study reports your hands could reveal whether you are disciplined or lack self control before a physical decision is made. The findings could shed new light on how our cognitive processes unfold to allow us to resist temptation.
Summary: Social affective behaviors are linked to changes in insular cortex excitability caused by oxytocin, researchers report. Source: Boston College....
When it comes to decision making, researchers discovered toddlers experience and deal with uncertainty in the same way as older children and adults.
Irrational decision making may be due to a lack of mental effort rather than emotions, a new study reports.
A new study reports researchers have discovered the neural basis for confidence in rat brains.