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Positive vs Negative Feedback: What's Better for Motivation?

Positive vs Negative Feedback: What's Better for Motivation?

Researchers examining how feedback affects mental effort finds positive feedback boosts confidence, while negative feedback makes tasks seem harder, both boosting motivation. 

Does Cognitive Control Training Really Work?

Does Cognitive Control Training Really Work?

Training exercises designed to improve cognitive control in children aim to improve their ability to delay gratification and their academic achievement. But do they really work?

People Without an Inner Voice Have Poorer Verbal Memory

People Without an Inner Voice Have Poorer Verbal Memory

The first researchers to investigate whether the lack of an inner voice has consequences for how people solve problems.

How Practice Forms New Memory Pathways in the Brain

How Practice Forms New Memory Pathways in the Brain

Researchers use novel microscope to reveal how neuron activity changes through repeated training.

Brain Food: A New Link Between Diet and Brain Health

Brain Food: A New Link Between Diet and Brain Health

New research has highlighted a 'profound' link between dietary choices and brain health.

Eye-Opener: Pupils Enlarge When People Focus on Tasks

Eye-Opener: Pupils Enlarge When People Focus on Tasks

New study shows how eye sensitivity correlates with working memory.

New Insights Into How the Brain Regulates Emotions

New Insights Into How the Brain Regulates Emotions

New study is among the first of its kind to separate activity relating to emotion generation from emotion regulation in the human brain.

One-Size-Fits-All Brain-Controlled Gaming

One-Size-Fits-All Brain-Controlled Gaming

New research on brain-computer interfaces to help improve the lives of people with motor disabilities.

A New Link Between Movement and Developmental Language Disorder

A New Link Between Movement and Developmental Language Disorder

A part of the brain associated with movement is abnormal in children with developmental language impairments.

Brain Mechanism Found to Determine Which Memories Last

Brain Mechanism Found to Determine Which Memories Last

Which memories are tagged as important enough to linger in the brain until sleep makes them permanent?

How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

Time spent in nature is good for the heart and soul, new research shows that it is good for your brain, too.

AI Helps Explain Human Memory and Imagination

AI Helps Explain Human Memory and Imagination

Advances in generative AI help to explain how memories enable us to learn about the world, re-live old experiences and construct totally new experiences for imagination and planning.