Researchers identified a group of neurons in the frontal lobe that enables flexibility to learn new skills and the focus to develop sophisticated skills. The brain uses the same group of neurons for performance feedback in a variety of situations.
Older adults who experienced financial exploitation showed differences in brain activity in areas associated with social judgment and decision making. Additionally, those who are exploited financially tend to be physically frailer than their peers, with particular deficits in vision and hearing.
Study identifies a different set of individual neurons in the medial frontal cortex that is responsible for memory-based decision making. The findings have implications for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and other disorders associated with problems in cognitive flexibility.
Neurons in the pre-supplementary motor area play a critical role in visual search.
Researchers reveal how both error and reward signals are organized within the cerebral cortex.
Researchers report stimulating the cerebellum of rats with schizophrenia like cognitive problems helps to normalize brain activity in the frontal cortex and correct the rat's ability to estimate the passage of time.