Cognition

Our Memories Are Geo-Tagged

New research shows that the brain's "place cells" fire when we recall an event.

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How Poverty Taxes the Brain

Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.

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Distracted Walking Puts 1,500 People Into the Hospital a Year

Injuries to pedestrians on their cell phones have climbed steadily since 2005, according to a new study.

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City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.

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The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior

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City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

A growing body of evidence connects urban pollution with harmful brain alterations