The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.
According to a new study, bilingualism related differences in brain activity can be seen in children as young as 11 months.
Researchers find heightened activity in the cerebellum when people embark in creative problem solving tasks.
Researchers argue humans did not evolve to be consistently happy but primarily survive and reproduce. Evolution, they say, placed an advantage on depression, preventing humans from engaging in risky or hopeless situations.
A new study reports differences in problem solving skills are linked to political ideology.
Rather than spending your free time browsing through social media or staring at your cell phone, researchers suggest taking a moment to just sit and think. Spending time alone with your thoughts can help problem-solving, enhance creativity, and improve overall well-being.
A new study reports microdosing psychedelics may enhance creative problem solving without risk of hallucinations, or trips, associated with taking high doses of the substances.
A new study reveals birds can learn how to use objects to solve tasks by first playing with them.