Extended intense cognitive work causes potentially toxic byproducts to build up in the prefrontal cortex. This alters control over decision-making, causing a shift toward low-cost actions that require less effort as cognitive fatigue sets in.
AgRP neurons in the hypothalamus play a critical role in shaping the structure and function of the prefrontal cortex in mice. The findings shed light on how the prefrontal cortex is altered in disorders such as schizophrenia.
Neuroimaging study reveals how light-sensitive signals reach the brain and how regions associated with mood process those signals. Some regions of the cerebral cortex associated with cognitive and mood processing show sensitivity to light intensity.
Study reveals the posterior inferior parietal lobe plays a critical role in integrating information from different sources during decision-making tasks.
Alcohol consumption affects amygdala oscillations differently in male and female mice, especially after repeated exposure.
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.