When parents play with their child, their brains show similar bursts of brain activity. The activity is linked to their baby's attention patterns, and not their own, researchers report.
Study identifies six psycho-acoustically distinct types of screams, relaying emotions such as pain, anger, fear, joy, sadness, and pleasure. Non-alarming screams, such as expressions of joy and pleasure, are perceived and processed by the brain more effectively than screams of alarm.
Researchers report looking at neural networks in the brain, rather than just specific regions, could shed new light on why some brain injuries are worse than others.
Researchers say there is a link between improved cognitive functioning in Alzheimer's disease and different seasons. The study reports those with Alzheimer's have better cognitive skills during late summer and early fall. Additionally, there was an association with seasonality and levels of Alzheimer's related proteins in the brain.
Women have better cognitive performance when in higher temperature environments. Researchers found women performed better on verbal and math tests when the room temperature is warmer, while male performance peaks in colder room climates.
Greater left-brain asymmetry can predict both better and average performance on a foundational level of reading ability.
People who were touched by conversational humanoid robots report positive emotional states and were more likely to comply with requests made by the robot.