Cognitive Neuroscience

Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis Review

What is Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis? In the 1990s Elizabeth Gould discovered that adult mammalian brains could engender new neurons, confined primarily to the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus – a brain region known to be a substrate for learning and memory. (New neurons have also been reported in the neocortex (ref, ref, ref) and hypothalamus […]

Working Memory Brain Training Mechanisms

Neuroplasticity Mechanisms of Working Memory (WM) Training Transfer: How Brain Training Works Brain training neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganize its structure, function and connections as a result of training.  General principles Transfer can occur if the criterion and transfer tasks depend on shared networks. Working memory, attention control and fluid reasoning depend on […]

fronto-parietal network

Notes on the brain’s functional networks using the graph-theoretic approach

Brain’s Functional Networks ➤Fronto-Parietal Network ➤Dorsal Attention Network ➤Salience Network ➤Cingulo-Opercular Network ➤Ventral Attention Network ➤Default Mode Network ➤Auditory Network ➤Visual Network ➤➤Somatosensory-Motor Network ➤Subcortical Network 3 additional networks, including… ➤Memory retrieval Network?~ ➤Post-retrieval monitoring Network? Brain Regions and Functions . . Fronto-Parietal Network Anterior dorso-lateral prefrontal cortex (aDLPFC) Intra-parietal sulcus IIPS) and inferior parietal lobule […]