Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.
Researchers shed light on how the brain responds to unexpected sounds.
Researchers have identified four cognitive profiles associated with menopause. Findings reveal women who experience stronger verbal learning and memory, in addition to better attention and executive function during menopause, are less likely to experie…
Reductions in reaction time, memory, and other neuropsychological problems persist for at least seven days following a ten-day period of insufficient sleep.
Self-reported engagement in the narrative of a TV show synchronizes across people at the same points in the storyline. The synchronization was driven by the emotional content of the narrative. Neuroimaging reflected the similarities in brain activity s…
A new study finds a relationship between declines in cognitive performance and attention, and the severity of respiratory symptoms COVID-19 patients experienced. Those with more server COVID symptoms fared worse on cognitive tests, specifically associa…
Puppets could be a useful tool to help young children on the autism spectrum improve their social engagement and attention.
Hyperactivity of the dopamine system may explain the prevalent traits and conditions associated with ASD more commonly found in males.
Adolescents and older adults pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than young adults.
When people make eye contact with another person, their attention is immediately solicited and this causes a distortion in temporal perception. However, the shift in time perception does not change when people glance at non-social items or objects.
Our ability to act fast is based on estimates of whether and when specific events will occur that demand immediate attention.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced includ…
Children who experience cognitive difficulties, such as attention problems or problems with working memory, have an increased risk of developing mental health disorders as young adults.
Contrary to popular belief, exposure to television does not, in itself, raise the risk for toddlers developing attention-deficit problems.
Neuroimaging reveals when babies focus their attention, they utilize areas of the frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with more advanced functions and previously believed to be immature in children under a year of age.
Study reveals a significant number of COVID-19 survivors suffer from a range of neuropsychological and cognitive problems following recovery. Coronavirus survivors report experiencing PTSD, depression, memory impairments, and attention impairments upon…
Young drivers say it’s “almost impossible” for them to concentrate on driving and road conditions without listening to music while on the road.
Older adults can be more focused, less mentally restless, and not as impeded by anxiety than those in younger generations.
Increased alpha waves in the prefrontal cortex and decreased P3 activity in the parietal cortex are potential neural biomarkers for breaks in our attention span.