While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.
A new neuroimaging study could help explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts.
The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.
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.
Knowing when your train of thought is off track is central to finding the correct answer while problem-solving.
A new study reports performing a simple cognitive task four days after a concussion can help activate brain areas that improve memory function and can guard against the psychological affects of brain injury.
Study provides a new framework for investigating and formalizing the cognitive processes behind how humans use tools.
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.
Researchers say those over 60 are better at predicting stressful events at home than younger people. However, younger people are better at utilizing these predictions to minimize the adverse impact of stress.