Mind

Societal Changes Are Necessary To Reduce Prejudice

What is the best way for people to become less prejudiced? Shall we just provide opportunities so that we can all meet people from other racial, ethnic, religious groups, with diverging sexual orientations or different abilities, and everything will be fine? Is bringing people together across group boundaries the road to more equal societies? Literally,

Testing Emotional Awareness, Alexithymia, And Psychophysiology In A Rare Patient Who Could Not Experience Emotions

Some people are much more aware of their emotions than others. Emotion researchers often refer to this characteristic as “trait emotional awareness” (tEA). People who self-report having low emotional awareness (e.g., that they do not understand their own emotions) are also referred to as having “alexithymia,” which literally means “not having words for emotions.” In

Imaging Populations Of Neurons In A Sensorimotor System Reveals That Different Sensory Modalities Are Represented By A Combinatorial Code Of Excitatory And Inhibitory Responses

While you are reading this article, your brain is most likely being faced with a variety of different sensory stimuli such as noise from your surroundings, maybe smell coming from the restaurant across the street, and lots of visual inputs from the graphics on this website. It is up to your nervous systems to properly

Shakespearean Sentences In The Brain Of A Non-Native English Reader

Although the structure of academia might make us think of literature and neuroscience as widely separate matters, our daily literary experiences are intimately dependent on brain activity. A considerable number of studies has illuminated this link by studying neurocognitive patterns as people read texts in their mother tongue. However, much less is known about this

How Mobile Phones Represent Your Social Network

Mobile phones have quickly become a fundamental part of our life and, thus, an important element of our culture. As a cultural object, the mobile phone may now carry meanings. The meaning that the object carries, that is, the mental representations it is associated with, explains how we feel and behave when we engage with

Parents’ Brain Activity “Echoes” Their Infant’s Brain Activity When They Play Together

Humans are inherently social. This is particularly important in early development, as young infants spend the majority of their lives interacting with caregivers. However, almost everything that we know about how the brain subserves early attention and learning comes from studies that examined brain function in one individual at a time (largely because it is