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Insights On the Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance

A study reveals both aerobic exercise and sitting in an upright posture improves visual working memory. A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise. Electroencephalography readings were taken … Continue reading

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Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning

This handbook provides a cohesive overview of the study of associative learning as it is approached from the stance of scientists with complementary interests in its theoretical analysis and biological basis. These interests have been pursued by studying humans and animals, and … Continue reading

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Toward an Organizational Cognitive Neuroscience

The research strategy adopted in this article is to connect two different discourses and the ideas, methods, and outputs they contain—these being cognitive neuroscience and organization theory. The main contribution of the article is to present an agenda for the … Continue reading

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Towards a cognitive neuroscience of self-awareness

Self-awareness is a pivotal component of the conscious experience. It is correlated with a paralimbic net-work of medial prefrontal/anterior cingulate and medial parietal/posterior cingulate cortical “hubs” and associated regions.Electromagnetic and transmitter manipulation have demonstrated that the network is not an … Continue reading

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Dynamic reorganization of brain functional networks during cognition

How cognition emerges from neural dynamics? The dominant hypothesis states that interactions among distributed brain regions through phase synchronization give a basis for cognitive processing. Such phase synchronized networks are transient and dynamic, established on the timescale of milliseconds in order to perform … Continue reading

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History of Cognitive Neuroscience

History of Cognitive Neuroscience documents the major neuroscientific experiments and theories over the last century and a half in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, and evaluates the cogency of the conclusions that have been drawn from them.  Provides a companion … Continue reading

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Cognitive Abilities Seem to Reinforce Each Other in Adolescence

Study reports cognitive abilities mutually assist each other during development. This results in improved cognitive skills and general intelligence over time. One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related – on … Continue reading

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Mapping the Neurological Processes of Learning and Deciding

Researchers have mapped the neurological processes behind how new information can influence a person to change their mind, providing new insight into the mechanisms of learning. Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can now map what happens neurologically … Continue reading

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Illusory Memories – A Cognitive Neuroscience Analysis

Memory illusions and distortions have long been of interest to psychology researchers studying memory, but neuropsychologists and neuroscientists have paid relatively little attention to them. This article attempts to lay the foundation for a cognitive neuroscience analysis of memory illusions … Continue reading

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Family income, Parental Education and Brain structure in Children and Adolescents

Socioeconomic disparities are associated with differences in cognitive development. The extent to which this translates to disparities in brain structure is unclear. We investigated relationships between socioeconomic factors and brain morphometry, independently of genetic ancestry, among a cohort of 1,099 … Continue reading

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