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Alpha Waves Inhibit Obvious Ideas To Enable Creative Thinking

Brainwaves play a crucial role in inhibiting habitual thinking modes to pave the way to access more remote ideas, a new study shows. The researchers found that these brainwaves, or alpha oscillations in the right temporal area of the brain, increase when individuals need to suppress misleading associations in creative tasks. These obvious associations are […]

Neuronal Coupling Breakdown Could Explain Working Memory Limits

Trying to keep too much information in our working memory leads to a communication breakdown between parts of the brain responsible for maintaining it, a new study from City, University of London and MIT has found. Everyday experience makes it obvious – sometimes frustratingly so – that our working memory capacity is limited and we […]