Study reveals how emotional context affects how we use and understand language at the neural level.
The "background noise" in the brain disrupts long-memory signals by neurons. This noise interrupts the consistent rhythm of long-memory alpha wave signals in people experiencing identity confusion.
Researchers have devised a method to access people's mental images of themselves and compare this mental image against a realistic image of the person. The study revealed people's mental images of themselves are not necessarily true to life, but are influenced by the kind of personality the individual believes themselves to have.
Study reveals that group normative behavior is reflected in a person's writing style. Researchers say people alter their writing style to impress their audience and this may be based on the group identity that is influencing them at the time.
An ecological perspective reveals how design, use and personalization of environment are involved in social behavior, identity expression and emotional experiences.
For families of those with Alzheimer's disease, it's the changes in behavior and not loss of memory which makes those close say the patient isn't the same person any more.