Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people's sense of fairness. They find it's common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
March 17, 2021 • ~10 min
Researchers have found that we rely on subjective memory, how we feel about what happened, rather than objective memory to make decisions.
March 16, 2021 • ~6 min
New research on dyslexia points to an unexpected conclusion: Areas of the brain behind reading skill are also involved in math tasks.
March 12, 2021 • ~8 min
A new study in mice shows how aging affects stem cells in the brain, as well as how to reactivate the production of neurons.
March 11, 2021 • ~5 min
Avoiding the worst options can be as key to problem solving as finding the best option. New research digs into how the brain knows it's on the wrong track.
March 5, 2021 • ~7 min
The gene variant disrupts lipid metabolism, but in cell experiments the effects were reversed by choline supplements.
March 3, 2021 • ~7 min
Using a patient's own stem cells may offer a way to repair spinal cord injuries. In a new study, researchers saw improved walking and motor function.
March 3, 2021 • ~4 min
"Reward learning" can describe both behavior on social media and animals seeking food, research suggests.
March 1, 2021 • ~5 min
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~8 min
A technique called real-time fMRI neurofeedback that lets people see their own brain activity could help curb symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~9 min