A new study reveals a mechanism that may explain how the brain is able to retain memories when faced with distraction. The findings could help with the development of new artificial neural networks and AI technology.
A neuroimaging study reveals brain areas not commonly associated with science learning become active when people complete physics problems.
A new study sheds light on the roles both genetics and neuroanatomy play in obesity. Researchers report those with higher BMI had reduced cognitive flexibility, reduced ability to delay gratification and worse verbal memory. Additionally, those with increased BMI have increased amygdala and left prefrontal cortex volume.
A new neuroimaging study found those who achieved greater success at losing weight showed increased activation in regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with self control.
Even at doses that help improve monkeys' attention, researchers observe no differences of neural activity in the prefrontal cortex after administering Ritalin.