Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.
Family violence appears to increase a child’s sensitivity to detect potential additional threats, as researchers found brain changes are analogous to those found in soldiers exposed to combat.
A new investigation by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Cambridge, demonstrates that the human brain is not always primed to learn new things, and absorb information.
Men and women differ in the way they anticipate an unpleasant emotional experience, which influences the effectiveness with which that experience is committed to memory, according to new research.
I recently went to see Christopher Nolan’s film Inception with a large group of friends. As the only neuroscientist in the group, I was, of course, asked my opinion of the films scientific plausibility. Four days and six pages of typing later, I’m posting part 1 of my discussion of Inception.
It's a good time to be communicating with computers. No longer are we constrained by the mouse and keyboard. A startup called Emotiv Systems even sells a cap that reads brain activity, allowing the wearer to control a computer game with her thoughts.