Video game players are faster and more accurate in their responses, and excel at decision-making tasks. The differences in accuracy and reaction time correlated with enhanced brain activity.
Singing and imagined musical improvisation were associated with weaker connectivity to the executive function network in the brain and to the feeling of flow, which allows for unhindered musical creativity.
People are more likely to make racially stereotyped judgments about others when their facial features are considered typical of a racial or ethnic group.
Twins lag behind single-born children when it comes to language development and hand gestures. However, female twins develop communication skills slightly faster than male twins.
When older people feel personally stigmatized as being physically or cognitively deficient, they fail to live up to their actual abilities when tested, a new study reports.
Mice exposed to COVID-19 through the nasal passage, researchers noted a rapid and escalated attack on the brain by the virus that triggered a more severe outcome of the infection, even after the lungs were cleared of the disease. Researchers also found virus levels were over 1,000 times higher in the brain than other parts of the body.
Our brains work harder to process information when we read about movement in a way that is not typical of our native languages.