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Thinking about thoughts: how the brain evaluates confidence

Do you want to marry your partner? Do you want to quit your job? And perhaps more importantly, how sure are you about it? Even for “yes or no” questions, our decisions cannot be reduced to black or white. Decisions always come with a sense... click to read more

  • Alexander Unruh-Pinheiro | PhD Student at Epileptology Department, University of Bonn Medical Center, Bonn, Germany
  • Florian Mormann | Professor at Epileptology Department, University of Bonn Medical Center, Bonn, Germany
Views 1344
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 11, 2022
The Alcohol Hangover: A Thought Impairing Experience

Headache, nausea, and fatigue are all common symptoms experienced the morning after a night of heavy drinking. Individuals also describe effects on concentration, mood, and decision-making. However, the scientific literature investigating these effects is scarce and has often produced mixed results, preventing firm conclusions. Given that... click to read more

  • Craig Gunn | PhD student at Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Bath, UK
Views 2706
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 11, 2018
Short bursts of exercise improve brain function

We have known for a long time that sustained physical exercise, performed at moderate intensity, has a positive impact on the brain. Beyond brain health, exercise also improves cognitive abilities - people who exercise regularly have better memory, attention, or even intelligence, on average. A trend... click to read more

  • David Moreau | Research Associate at School of Psychology, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zeland
Views 6030
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 18, 2018