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.
Researchers reveal our brains rely on an active suppression mechanism to avoid distraction.
A new study from USC finds people often over-estimate how much we will think about, or talk of, happy memories.
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 reports we tend to be more easily distracted as we age.
Researchers have identified how the brain processes and differentiates between negative and positive emotions.