How Isolation Impacts our Information Processing and Memory

A study has shown that the repetitiveness of daily life, during quarantine from the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected individuals’ memory and cognitive ability. A recent study on a large sample of Italian individuals during a coronavirus lockdown last year, found that the increase in mind wandering and distractions was a common consequence. A professor from […]

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Mathematical Ability & Neurotransmitters

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate are two major neurotransmitters that are found in our brains. These two neurotransmitters work together to control several processes: GABA inhibits neurons, and glutamate makes neurons more active. In a study published in July 2021, researchers from the University of Oxford demonstrated that these neurotransmitters are involved in predicting mathematical […]

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