How the Brain Handles Different Goals

The best-laid plans: How we update our goals based on new information Princeton University researchers have identified mechanisms that govern how the brain incorporates information about new situations into our existing goals…. updating goals takes place in a region known as the prefrontal cortex, and appears to involve signals associated with the brain chemical dopamine. […]

“…peoples’ cognitive skills – such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships – peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27.”

A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples’ cognitive skills – such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships – peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27. Read more at: http://phys.org/news156751524.html#jCp

Scientific Definitions: Motivation (Geeky Science Version – Dopamine)

Here is a good technical discussion on motivation In view of the fact that motivational stimuli usually are available at some physical or psychological distance from the organism, the only way to gain access to these stimuli is to engage in behavior that brings them closer, or makes their occurrence more likely.  This phase of […]