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.
Researchers are modernizing cognitive skills testing to detect deficits and reveal problem-solving strategies.
Neuroimaging study sheds light on what drove the evolutionary development of human creativity.
A new neuroimaging study could help explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts.
Our knowledge of the world has a critical impact on the ability to use mathematical reasoning, even for mathematicians. Findings reveal math professionals can be duped by some aspects of their knowledge about the world and fail to solve simple fifth-grade math problems.
The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.
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 have identified a neural mechanism that supports advanced cognitive functions such as planning and problem-solving. The mechanism distributes information from a single neuron to larger neural populations in the prefrontal cortex.
Alzheimer's disease research has been enhanced by researchers who have developed a comparable test of memory and learning for humans from a commonly used mouse experiment.
In terms of general intelligence, rocket scientists and brain surgeons are no smarter than the general population, researchers report.
A new study reports mathematical processes in the brain are influenced by language. Studying bilingual people, researchers discovered cognitive 'extra effort' is required for solving math problems when presented in the second language.