Researchers have identified a neural mechanism that supports advanced cognitive functions such as planning and problem-solving. The mechanism distributes information from a single neuron to larger neural populations in the prefrontal cortex.
Researchers have identified three factors that influence whether a person is likely to seek more information or ignore facts about their health, finances, and personality traits.
Researchers say the COVID pandemic has had an impact on people's cognitive abilities and risk perception.
30% of people reported changes in cognition, memory, and problems with information processing as a result of social isolation caused by pandemic lockdowns.
A new system within the brain uses for information processing and memory storage has been discovered. The findings provide novel insight into how the brain functions.
Findings suggest prediction may be a general feature of animal nervous systems in supporting quick behavioral changes.
Young people are more susceptible to pleading guilty to a crime, even though they are innocent. Researchers say the differences in children's brains which affect their sensitivity to reward and punishment, and differences in information processing could be factors as to why they are more likely to plead guilty.
Prefrontal cortex activity reveals those who have a more detached personality have similar activity when processing information relating to both social and non-social stimuli. By contrast, those who are more agreeable have significant differences in PFC activity when processing the different forms of information.
Researchers identify the mechanisms that support the brain's ability to adapt the way it processes information depending upon the environment we are in.
Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties.