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EEG Researchers Investigate Cortical Response To And Memory Of Touch

Neuroscientists of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now been able for the first time to document deliberate control of touch sensations in human working memory. It has been shown that the human brain can remember several touch sensations at the same time and consciously retrieve the touch if concentration is focused on these touches. […]

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The Neural Origins Of Expert Intuition

What makes experts different from the rest of us? Over the past century, this question has prompted a range of studies on various aspects of human cognition that reveals clues about the psychological and neurological origins of intelligence, perception, and memory. While board games such has chess have provided the most productive setting for such […]

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The Mind Increases Efficiency Based On Predictability And Redundancy

Like musical compression saves space on your mp3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power. To whittle a recording of your favorite song down to a manageable pile of megabytes, computers take advantage of reliable qualities of sounds to reduce the amount of information needed. Collections of neurons […]

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The Impact Of Chronic Diseases Depends On Patient Perception Of The Disease

What do we mean by “common sense” when we talk about a disease? What affects the ideas and beliefs that patients have of their disease? Researchers at the University of Granada have developed a test for measuring and assessing chronic patients’ cognitive representation of their disease. This advance will enable the development of clinical psychological […]

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