_Forgetting is more important than remembering _

"From misremembering the names of our acquaintances, to failing to recall a memory accurately, for decades we have viewed forgetfulness as a shortcoming of the human mind. Yet recent neuroscience and psychology demonstrates this to be a myth, argues Scott A. Small. From creativity to intelligence and empathy to courage, the art of forgetting may be more vital to the human condition than remembering."

iai.tv/articles/forgetting-is-

Consciousness is supported by near-critical slow cortical electrodynamics

“Here, we empirically identify a mathematically specific critical point near which waking cortical oscillatory dynamics operate, which is known as the edge-of-chaos critical point, or the boundary between stability and chaos.„

pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2024

Adults who stayed active late in life were found to have higher amounts of synaptic proteins in the parts of the brain associated for memory and cognitive function
health.harvard.edu/exercise-an

The prefrontal cortex and (uniquely) human cooperation: a comparative perspective

Amazing open access article:
”Taking a comparative approach, we consider shared and unique aspects of cooperative behaviors in humans relative to nonhuman primates, as well as divergences in brain structure that might support uniquely human aspects of cooperation.”


nature.com/articles/s41386-021

Short but concise video explaining the neuroscience behind our listening to music and the way it affects brain. By Suzanne B. Hanser, music therapy professor. suzannehanser.com/music-strate

Fluctuations in narrative engagement while paying attention to the same narrative –like a TV show– relate to patterns of brain coactivation and may predict later recall, according to new research from the University of Chicago.

Neuroimaging reflected the similarities in brain activity synchronization at the same points of the story across the subject participants.

biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20

AI system may diagnose dementia in a day

"For those patients presenting with mild cognitive impairment – signs of memory loss or problems with language or visual/spatial perception – the algorithm was over 80% accurate in predicting those individuals who went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. It was also able to predict how fast their cognition would decline over time"


[1]turing.ac.uk/news/ai-could-det

6 Essential Cognitive Skill

The diagram mostly focuses on executive and visuospatial functions only, respectively mapped in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and posterior area (at the temporoparietal junction). Nevertheless, still interesting and helpful info!

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