Structural connections between frontal and parietal areas in children’s brains can predict their ability to reason later in life, reports new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Carter Wendelken, Silvia Bunge and colleagues previously found that coordinated activity of the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex (RLPFC) and inferior parietal lobe (IPL) is associated with the ability to solve novel problems in adolescents 12 years of age and older. (August 7, 2017)
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What if you had a choice between a fortune cookie dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles or a plain fortune cookie that contained a personalized fortune, which would you eat? A new study finds that feeling curious can help people make smarter, and even sometimes healthier, decisions.
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