Bisphenol A, or BPA, is in almost every part of our modern world, but we know relatively little about the effects that this chemical has on our cognitive functions. Recent findings from a team led by Dr. John Elsworth suggest that BPA may affect our working memory
Movies have the ability to synchronize activity in viewers’ brains, especially when the film contains many cinematic effects.
Many people wish they had the memory of fictional detective Cam Jansen, who can remember scenes so vividly and so accurately, it is as if she is looking at a photograph. As amazing as this ability is in helping Cam Jansen solve mysteries, evidence suggests that it is not possible in real life.
A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.
Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation.
The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.
How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.
While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.
Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.