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Thiruvananthapuram :: India | 1 month ago

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The study uses functional MRI of brain areas associated with executive function, adjusting for socioeconomic factors. Executive functions are the high-level cognitive processes that enable people to quickly process and retain information, regulate

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University :: FL :: USA | 1 month ago

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During gambling games, people often misperceive their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions. For example, 'near-misses' seem to encourage further play, even though they are no different from any other

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | 1 month ago

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Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives have brain characteristics that are different from those who have never used drugs, a new study finds. In the study, the researchers scanned the brains of 71 Mexican-American 16-year-olds, and

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 1 month ago

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Researchers have found that people may "lose touch" with their own morals and beliefs, and when in groups, were more likely to do things that they would normally believe are wrong. "Although humans exhibit strong preferences for equity and moral

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Madrid :: Spain | 1 month ago

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The research team has determined the alterations produced in the neurones of the prefrontal zone of the brain. This is the most advanced zone in terms of evolution and controls executive functions such as planning, designing strategies, working

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London :: United Kingdom | 1 month ago

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In a study that recently went online in the journal NeuroImage, the researchers measured brain activity in a part of the brain involved in thinking about oneself. They found that in some people, this activity was reduced when the subjects

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 1 month ago

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After artificially enhancing the activity of neurons in that part of the brain the medial prefrontal cortex mice that previously fought to avoid electric shocks started to act helpless. Rather than leaping for an open escape route, they sat in a

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Mumbai :: India | 1 month ago

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Humans may be smart because they sacrificed muscle growth for increased brain power, a new study has found. Humans possess more complex, powerful brains than humanity's closest living relatives, such as monkeys and apes. A reason behind this jump in

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Philadelphia :: PA :: USA | 3 months ago

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Smart drugs, like Ritalin, also known as nootropics, are known to increase a person's attention span, memory and ability to stay alert. As a result, they have become increasingly abused by students seeking an extra edge in their studies. According to

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Sydney :: Australia | 3 months ago

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Video games have got a bad press in the past mostly due to the accusation that they make people who play them more violent . The violent content that many computer games contain and engrossing nature for players can lead to increased aggressive

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