According to researchers, there is an optimum amount of dopamine that should be present within the brain. This optimum amount can help improve cognitive performance on tasks, researchers report.
Researchers report boys with better motor skills tend to have higher cognitive scores over a two year follow up period than those with poorer motor skills. Additionally, boys with higher aerobic fitness had poorer cognition during the two year follow up than those with lower fitness levels.
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.
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 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.
Typically, many people associate depression with feelings of sadness or despair. However, depression can also affect your cognitive abilities and memory. A new paper reviews the impact depression has on cognitive function and considers therapy options to help improve these often overlooked symptoms of the disorder.
According to researchers, the behavior of the owner may influence dogs during problem solving tasks.
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.
A new study reveals birds can learn how to use objects to solve tasks by first playing with them.