1 June 2020

A two-way street: aligned progress in theories of cognition and neuroimaging

In the 30-year history of neuroimaging research, a reciprocal relationship between techniques – most prominently, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) – and cognitive theories has matured. These techniques test predictions on real-time neural brain activity.
1 June 2020

Human perception has a bandwidth problem

Human perception and attention are intrinsically linked cognitive processes. Perception is the process of stimuli recognition and interpretation through the five senses, while attention is the selection process of these perceptual systems (Broadbent, 1958). Mediator classifiers include psychological, cognitive and interaction effects as well as neurological impairments.
1 June 2020

Operations of cognition: understanding the Stroop effect

Almost a century ago, John Ridley Stroop, a pioneering American psychologist, identified an innate feature of human visual processing which provided breakthrough insight into how brains functions.
2 February 2020

Time to demote monoamine hypotheses of depression to a historical footnote

The monoamine hypothesis of major depressive disorder fails to account for the disorder’s complex aetiology.
29 January 2020

Evidence for individual differences in stress response

Individual stress reactivity is complex and not easily disentangled. Individual differences emerge within and across the interplay of physiological, environmental and genetic factors.
25 January 2020

The power of situation is often underestimated

Most of us can remember an occasion when someone or some people have persuaded us to do something we did not want to.
20 January 2020

The role of the MT/V5 brain region in the visual perception of motion

Neuroscientists’ discovery that different attributes of the visual system are processed by distinct regions within cerebral cortex can be traced back more than 150 years.