Researchers propose a new framework for three seemingly unconnected forms of creativity.
How the human brain processes information differs from the brains of other primates. This may help explain why human cognitive abilities are superior to other animals.
Researchers reveal the role the prefrontal cortex plays in emotional processing and emotional suppression.
Actively forgetting a negative experience may help to prevent bad memories from constantly intruding on a person's awareness and halt rumination.
Both genetics and environmental factors contribute to socioeconomic status' impact in an interplay with effects that spans several areas of the brain.
A specific set of socially tuned neurons fire across multiple regions across the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala at different times during mutual eye contact. The brain regions are recruited to compute selective aspects of interactive social gaze, suggesting the importance of a more contemplative role during social gaze interactions.
A newly discovered brain circuit allows us to focus attention on what's important in the environment and ignore other sensory stimuli.
The HDAC9 enzyme appears to play a critical role in learning and neural communication. Decreased expression of HDAC9 in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex has been noted in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say HDAC9 may be a regulator of synaptic plasticity.
Information about new experiences is retained by being tied to pre-existing activity patterns in the brain. Memory is acquired when the patterns are connected to each other across brain regions via transient bursts of activity.
Researchers have released a whole-brain projectome consisting of over 6,000 single neurons in the mouse prefrontal cortex.
The fewer slow brain waves that occur in the right prefrontal cortex during sleep, the more likely a person is to indulge in risk-taking behaviors.