Suppressed thoughts often come alive in dreams, because our mental control centers doze while we do.
Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.
Chimps and bonobos diverged from each other one to two million years ago.
Do you and your friends get along well? Well, that might be because your brain likes your friends!
Does thinking about someone make you dream about them? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Cognitive neuroscientists at Washington University in St. Louis have investigated the relationship between mood and cognitive performance by showing subjects ten-minute clips from both classic horror films and prime-time television comedies.
The prefrontal cortex is the region of the brain located just behind the forehead. This is where higher-level cognition occurs, such as recalling whether a word was heard aloud or read. Most people show evidence of more processing on the right side of the cortex. However, research has shown that many elderly people use both […]