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Academic and Research stuff. Main topics are about anatomy of the brain - the four lobes -, memory and their systems, attention processes, reasoning speed, learning processes.
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Visual Cortex can Take Important Decisions Just Like the Brain's Higher Level Areas

Visual Cortex can Take Important Decisions Just Like the Brain's Higher Level Areas | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
The visual cortex actively switches between different interpretations of the visual input without any help from traditional 'higher level' areas of the brain.
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Horizon: How video games can change your brain - BBC News

A growing body of evidence suggests video games can affect the development of the brain.
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Brain Anatomy | White Matter, Cerebellum, Cerebral Cortex, Medulla

Brain Anatomy | White Matter, Cerebellum, Cerebral Cortex, Medulla | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
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Madelynn's curator insight, September 22, 2015 2:25 PM

This article explains the general parts of the brain. It gives an insight to the way the brain works and how it operates. As well as how certain injuries and disorders may affect us.

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Here's What Breaking Up Does to Your Brain

Here's What Breaking Up Does to Your Brain | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
When the love of your life dumps you, you’re going to go a little nuts. But it’s a very specific form of crazy: There are actually conflicting neural systems active inside your brain. It’s like you’re falling in love all over again, only in reverse. Here’s how neuroscience explains it.
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The Frustrating Search For Free Will

The Frustrating Search For Free Will | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Imagine sitting in a chair, flexing your wrist at random. As far as you know, you decide to flex your wrist, and then you flex it. Decide, flex. Decide, flex.



But what if you found out that while you're sitting peacefully, not planning your next movement, your brain is ahead of the game? What...
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Researchers map new area of language in the human brain.

Researchers map new area of language in the human brain. | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
For 140 years, scientists' understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke.  Based on language impairments caused by stroke, scientists believed a single area...
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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language
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Your Brain Is Primed To Reach False Conclusions

Your Brain Is Primed To Reach False Conclusions | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Paul Offit likes to tell a story about how his wife, pediatrician Bonnie Offit, was about to give a child a vaccination when the kid was struck by a seizure. Had she given the injection a minute so...
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"Illusion of Causality"

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Neuroscientists find a key to reducing forgetting—it's about the network

Neuroscientists find a key to reducing forgetting—it's about the network | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
A team of neuroscientists has found a key to the reduction of forgetting.
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Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory. | Video on TED.com

Can we edit the content of our memories? It’s a sci-fi-tinged question that Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu are asking in their lab at MIT. Essentially, the pair shoot a laser beam into the brain of a living mouse to activate and manipulate its memory.
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Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Problems with Memory, Thinking ...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Problems with Memory, Thinking ... | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
People who develop atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heartbeat common in old age -- may also be more likely to develop problems with memory and.
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USC study charts exercise for stroke patients' brains · USC News

USC study charts exercise for stroke patients' brains · USC News | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study has found that stroke patients' brains show strong cortical motor activity when observing others performing physical tasks — a finding that offers new insight into stroke rehabilitation. ...
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Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Can you imagine a drug that would make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?
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Videogames for Seniors Boost Brainpower - WSJ

Videogames for Seniors Boost Brainpower - WSJ | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Playing videogames can improve seniors’ abilities to multitask, and boost concentration and working memory, too
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Brain Areas: frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, cerebellum, stem

Brain Areas: frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, cerebellum, stem | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
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Matthew Stumpf's curator insight, September 17, 2015 9:43 AM

Excellent resources for understanding functions of each area of the brain

Madelynn's curator insight, September 22, 2015 2:32 PM

This chart simply lists the different functions of the brain. It separates each section of the brain into its parts.

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Why Men and Women Process Language Differently

Why Men and Women Process Language Differently | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
A brain-imaging study suggests the hormone might play a role in differences in how men and women speak.
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How the brain perceives time

How the brain perceives time | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
To perceive time, the brain relies on internal clocks that precisely orchestrate movement, sensing, memories and learning.
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Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination

Pre-Crastination: The Opposite of Procrastination | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Why we do some tasks before their time—and why pigeons do, too
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International Training Programme on Ageing: Call for Applications

International Training Programme on Ageing: Call for Applications | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
International Training Programme on Ageing- Call for Applications 2015 Theme: Dementia and Memory Impairment 
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Attribution: How People Explain Behavior

Attribution: How People Explain Behavior | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
In social psychology, attribution involves making inferences about the behaviors of others. Attributions, however, are often prone to errors and biases.
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Abagail Celsky's curator insight, September 17, 2015 8:25 AM

explains why we connect the place or thing with a memory 

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This article explains the term, attribution, and the cause and effects of cognition towards our behavior,

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Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process

Study provides new insight into what occurs in the brain during the learning process | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Why are some people able to master a new skill quickly while others require extra time or practice? That was the question posed by UC Santa Barbara's Scott Grafton and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University.
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Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines

Gartner's 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Maps Out Evolving Relationship Between Humans and Machines | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
The evolving relationship between humans and machines is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s (Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. In-memory and predictive analytics are a fact.
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Computer vs human memory

Computer vs human memory | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Memory management is an essential skill that every programmer develops over time. To develop that skill you need to have a sense of how computer memory works. Surprisingly,  memory is not a simple ...
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Anthropologist in the Attic: Brain Frontal Lobes Not Sole Center of ...

Anthropologist in the Attic: Brain Frontal Lobes Not Sole Center of ... | Cognitive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research into the comparative size of the frontal lobes in humans and other species has determined that they are not -- as previously thought -- disproportionately enlarged relative to other areas of the brain, according to the ...
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