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 ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Medications
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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.

dateJan 20, 2010 in Neuroscience
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