A new study finds the ability to accurately reflect on perceptual experiences and the ability to accurately reflect on memory is unconnected, suggesting we have distinct introspective skills.
Researchers reveal the precuneus is more connected to the dorsal attention network and less connected to the default mode network in people with chronic tinnitus.
A new neuroimaging study reveals methylphenidate, better known as Ritalin, increases the level of dopamine available in the caudate. Along with increased dopamine levels, researchers also notice greater functional connectivity between the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and precuneus, three areas of the brain associated with memory and attention.
Researchers find the neurobiological root of happiness in the precuneus.
In a study exploring the neural correlates of the fight or flight response, people who choose to flee perceive a greater threat, leading them to behaviorally and mentally disengage from a situation, researchers report.
Three months of transcendental meditation reduced anxiety and resulted in marked changes in connectivity between the precuneus, left parietal lobe, and insula.
Studies of lucid dreamers visualise which centers of the brain become active when we become aware of ourselves. Studies demonstrate that a specific cortical network consisting of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the frontopolar regions and the precuneus is activated when this lucid consciousness is attained.
A new study sheds light on how highly sensitive people process information. After experiencing something emotionally evocative, brain activity displayed a depth of processing while at rest. Depth of processing is a key feature of high emotional sensitivity.
Researchers report successfully reducing depressive symptoms in some patients using a non-invasive form of vagus nerve stimulation.