Neuroscientists map intelligence in the brain
(PhysOrg.com) -- Neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted the most comprehensive brain mapping to date of the cognitive abilities measured by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence ...
Everyday travel and the cognitive map
Do you have a special way of getting to work or to a favorite restaurant? If so, then your cognitive map is doing its job.
Discovery gives insight into brain 'replay' process
The hippocampus, a part of the brain essential for memory, has long been known to "replay" recently experienced events. Previously, replay was believed to be a simple process of reviewing recent experiences in order to help ...
Getting lost in buildings: Architecture can bias your cognitive map (w/ Video)
Some people always know which way is north and how to get out of a building. Others can live in an apartment for years without knowing which side faces the street. Differences among people that include spatial skills, experience, ...
Researchers image earliest signs of Alzheimer's, before symptoms appear
(PhysOrg.com) -- Estimates are that some 10 percent of people over the age of 65 will develop Alzheimer's disease, the scourge that robs people of their memories and, ultimately, their lives.
Notre dame psychologist studies how we get our bearings in buildings (w/ Video)
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next.