Neurocognitive impairments may serve as early warning signs for schizophrenia, a new study reports.
A new study published in Nature sheds light on how populations of neurons work together during working memory and decision making tasks. Researchers report individual neurons are briefly active, but populations of neurons working together carry information for longer periods of time by being active at different times.
Artificially prolonging hippocampal sharp wave ripples improves working memory.
Using a line of genetically modified mice, researchers discover boosting acetylcholine can disturb cognitive function.
Trying to retain too much information in our working memory can lead to a breakdown in communication between areas of the brain responsible for maintaining it, researchers say.
Electric fields may represent information held in working memory, allowing the brain to overcome representational drift.
According to a new study, even elite students face significant cognitive decline if they sleep less than 5 hours a night for a week or more.