Irrational decision making may be due to a lack of mental effort rather than emotions, a new study reports.
Researchers turn to neuroscience to help explain why some people are more creative than others.
A long term study finds no link between frequently playing violent video games and increased levels of aggression in adults.
Contrary to popular belief, researchers report allowing your mind to wander in some situations does not result in failure of executive control or a dysfunctional cognitive state. People are able to strategically allow their minds to wander without impacting performance on a task.
People with Huntington's disease who participated in intellectually stimulating activities had less brain atrophy than those with the disease who did not take up such activities.
Stress and tiredness make it harder for you to ignore environmental cues that signal something rewarding.
Anterior cingulate cortex neurons project connections to the superior colliculus. The superior colliculus carries out reflexive movements. The study finds the purpose of the ACC neurons connections to the SC is to over-rider the SC when executive control is essential.