cognition

Reappraisal Defuses Strong Emotional Responses to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Reappraisal Defuses Strong Emotional Responses to Israel-Palestine Conflict

Reappraisal is a widely-used cognitive strategy that can help people to regulate their reactions to emotionally charged events. Now, new research suggests that reappraisal may even be effective in changing people’s emotional responses in the context of one of the most intractable conflicts worldwide: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Cognitive Effects Of Parkinson’s Disease

The Cognitive Effects Of Parkinson’s Disease

A new study released by researchers at Queen’s University investigates the cognitive effects of Parkinson’s disease. The study suggests that patients with Parkinson’s disease can perform a number of automated tasks better than those without the disease. However, patients with Parkinson’s disease have significant difficulty in switching between easy and hard tasks.

A Link Between Cognitive Control And Motivation Networks?

A Link Between Cognitive Control And Motivation Networks?

Researchers at Washington University have discovered a link between the brains cognitive control and motivation networks. The research could provide an insight into how people pursue goals and how motivation drives goal orientated behavior.

Angry People Pay More Attention To Rewards Than Threats

Angry People Pay More Attention To Rewards Than Threats

A new study from researchers at Boston College has discovered that angry people tend to pay more attention to rewarding stimuli than to threats.