Mouse study pinpoints the precise location in the brain where distracting stimuli are blocked, allowing for concentration on specific tasks. The findings could have implications for the treatment of ADHD and schizophrenia.
A pathway linking the basal ganglia to the thalamus enhances sensory discrimination and is used to suppress 'background noise'. The pathway, which is controlled by the prefrontal cortex, selectively suppresses sensory input as it flows to the thalamus.
A new study from USC finds people often over-estimate how much we will think about, or talk of, happy memories.
A new study looks at how context can alter how we predict weight and what we are able to remember.
A new framework could help provide a better understanding of the stream of consciousness in people who suffer from certain mental illnesses.