News tagged with cognitive tasks

The psychology of food cravings

Swimsuit season is almost upon us. For most of us, the countdown has begun to lazy days lounging by the pool and relaxing on the beach. However, for some of us, the focus is not so much on sunglasses and beach balls, but ...

May 17, 2010
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Do recreational drugs make us fail to remember?

Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational drugs, this kind of memory ...

Feb 23, 2010
4.4 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

The human brain uses a grid to represent space

'Grid cells' that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments.

Jan 20, 2010
4.6 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast