Scientists at the University of Illinois report that they have mapped the physical architecture of the brain with accuracy never before achieved. Their study, published in Brain: A Journal of Neurology is the largest, most comprehensive analysis so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence –which depends on a remarkably circumscribed neural system […]
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Intelligence is all about neural teamwork. One of the ongoing challenges in neuroscience is to do equal justice to both functional localization and functional integration in the brain. We know the brain is not equipotential, not every part can do everything, but we also know that individual brain regions rarely do much of interest on […]
Study of head injury patients helps identify regions involved in thinking abilities The physical architecture of intelligence in the brain has been mapped by scientists who used brain injury patients to conduct their research. The findings provide new insight about the specific brain structures involved in general intelligence and specific skills such as memory and […]
Scientists report that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence and to specific aspects of intellectual functioning, such as verbal comprehension and working memory. In a video, Aron Barbey discusses his work […]
Once we had evolved the necessary brain architecture, we could “do” religion, brain scans indicate. The research shows that, to interpret a god’s intentions and feelings, we rely mainly on the same recently evolved brain regions that divine the feelings and intentions of other people. “We’re interested to find where in the brain belief systems […]
Brain scans of participants thinking about God show activation in the same part of the brain where people empathize with others. One such brain region, called the precuneus (the upper green dot), is also associated with imagination, balancing complex tasks and self-consciousness. The human brain, it appears, responds to God as if he were just […]
Decision Neuroscience Laboratory
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Urbana, IL 61801
The Decision Neuroscience Laboratory provides ample opportunity for the development of innovative, focused research and a broad collaborative cognitive neuroscience experience through affiliations with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Carle Foundation Hospital, the Center for Brain Plasticity, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Psychology, and the Neuroscience Program.