Cortical Blinks (microsleep) occur during wakefulness affecting behavior

Local sleep in awake rats Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Umberto Olcese, Erin C. Hanlon, Yuval Nir, Chiara Cirelli & Giulio Tononi AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature 472, 443–447 (28 April 2011) doi:10.1038/nature10009 Received 30 August 2010 Accepted 17 March 2011 Published online 27 April 2011 ABSTRACT In an awake state, neurons in the cerebral cortex fire irregularly and … Continue reading

Flexibility and selection precision’ predicts your susceptibility to learning

Dynamic reconfiguration of human brain networks during learning Danielle S. Bassett ∗, Nicholas F. Wymbs †, Mason A. Porter ‡ §, Peter J. Mucha ¶ ￿, Jean M. Carlson ∗ , and Scott T. Grafton † ∗Complex Systems Group, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA,†Department of Psychology and UCSB Brain … Continue reading

Baddeley’s Model of Working Memory

Working memory. Baddeley A. Medical Research Council, Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Science. 1992 Jan 31;255(5044):556-9. Abstract The term working memory refers to a brain system that provides temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for such complex cognitive tasks as language comprehension, learning, and reasoning. This definition has evolved from the concept … Continue reading

Political Views reflected in brain structure in young adults

Political Orientations Are Correlated with Brain Structure in Young Adults by: Ryota Kanai, Tom Feilden, Colin Firth, Geraint Rees Curr Biol (7 April 2011) doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.017 Key: citeulike:9119964 Highlights Political liberalism and conservatism were correlated with brain structure Liberalism was associated with the gray matter volume of anterior cingulate cortex Conservatism was associated with increased right … Continue reading

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