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General Knowledge Level Is Associated With Structural Brain Network Connectivity

An individual’s level of general knowledge is associated with structural brain network connectivity, neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have shown. “Although we can precisely measure the general knowledge of people, and this wealth of knowledge is very important for an individual’s journey through life, we currently know little about the links between […]

Nociceptin Neurons Become Active Before Loss Of Motivation

What happens when we give up? Inside the brain, a group of cells known as nociceptin neurons get very active before a mouse’s breakpoint. They emit nociceptin, a complex molecule that suppresses dopamine, a chemical largely associated with motivation. The findings offer new insight into the complex world of motivation and reward. The nociceptin neurons […]

Perception Is Fundamentally Linked To Visual Working Memory

Perception and thought are fundamentally linked, according to research from George Washington University. “We create a false separation between our perception of the world and the way that we’re thinking about it. But actually these two things occur at the same time, in the same place, and as a result they interfere with each other. […]