Learning and memory abilities may vary, depending on the nature of individual experiences early in life.
Human replay spontaneously reorganizes experience based on learned structure.
A new study reveals that over night, the brain automatically preserves memories for important events and filters out other, less relevant information. The findings provide new insight into the processes that help guide decision making and human behavior.
A new study reports sleeps help improve learning performance in predictable processes.
A new study examines the relationship between brain function and the impact of life events on depressive symptoms.
A new study reveals a new hypothesis about the role the amygdala plays in the experience and perception of fear. Researchers say, instead of directly mediating fear, the amygdala is involved in a person's ability to attend to the whites of another person's widening eyes, something that is more generally important to social functioning.
A new psychological model suggests change detection plays a key role in how we construct reality.
A new study reports neural activity in the prefrontal cortex reacts as though every experience is brand new, even if the event is similar to ones that have previously occurred. Researchers say this could account for feelings of déjà vu.