Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, researchers report.
Researchers have identified four cognitive profiles associated with menopause. Findings reveal women who experience stronger verbal learning and memory, in addition to better attention and executive function during menopause, are less likely to experience hot flashes and depression. Women who experienced cognitive weakness had an increased risk of depression and sleep disruptions.
Researchers identified a signaling system in the brains of C. elegans which changes to redirect behavior when survival is at risk due to lack of food.
All mothers are aware that breastfeeding provides certain advantages over bottle feeding for babies. A new study reveals children who were breastfed as infants, even for a short period of time, performed better at cognitive tests at age ten than their bottle-fed peers.
Adults and adolescents who use vaping products are more likely to experience problems with concentration, memory, and decision making than their peers who don't vape or smoke. Those who began vaping before age 14 are more likely to experience "mental fog" as they develop into adulthood.
Researchers identified several brain areas that acted as hubs for information processing across brain networks that contribute to memory recall. They observed how activation patterns within these networks differed on an individual level, based on personal levels of recall detail and imagination.
People find potential romantic partners more attractive when they have, what researchers called, a "sexy mindset." They also tend to overestimate their chances of romantic success when aroused. The findings suggest the sexual system prepares the ground for forming relationships by biasing interpersonal perceptions.
When it comes to processing information about motion, neurons in the ventral intraparietal area of the brain are more flexible in switching between reference frames. The findings could be used to develop neural prosthetics designed for motion control.