A new study looks at why people and animals tend to naturally favor one side of our bodies over the other.
Researchers report they’ve pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, that controls belief and doubt, and which explains why some of us are more gullible than others.
Hippocampal neurons that respond to fearful stimuli relay that information to the amygdala. These neurons synchronize when memories of the stimuli are later recalled. The synchrony is critical to establish fear memories and the greater the synchrony, the stronger the memory becomes.
The human brain can desensitize background motion and focus on smaller moving objects in the foreground as a result of activity in the middle temporal visual area. However, our ability to pick out smaller objects changes over time. Younger people are better at picking out foreground objects moving, while those over 65 have heightened awareness of objects moving in the background.
The mood in which a baby is in when it learns new information plays a key role in their ability to recall information.
Frequency follow response (FFR) is a strong predictor of a person's ability to recognize and name musical notes, and may be an accurate metric for understanding a person's ability to recognize sounds. FFR may not be a fixed trait and can be improved over time.
A new study explores the differences in cannabis use between males and females. Researchers reveal women are develop addiction to marijuana more quickly than men. The study reports females have different levels of endocannabinoids and more sensitive receptors than males in areas related to social behavior.