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A Direct Link From The Brain’s Emotion Areas To The Motor Cortex

In high stress situations like making a goal in soccer, some athletes go through a quick slump in performance under pressure, known as “choking.” Now, Salk Institute researchers have uncovered what might be behind the phenomenon – one-way signals from the brain’s emotion circuit to the movement circuit. The research[1] could lead to new strategies […]

Hand Posture Can Change Our Brain Maps

Our brains are brimming with maps. Visual maps of our external environments, as well as motor maps that define how we interact physically within those environments. Somehow these separate points of reference need to correspond with, and to, one another in order for us to act, whether it’s grasping a coffee cup or hitting a […]