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Prefrontal Cortex of Brain Provides Feedback to Redirect Attention

brain showing flurorescent prefrontal cortex cells

To enable animals to shift their attention in response to changing circumstances, the prefrontal cortex of the brain helps keep track of which types of stimuli have recently been most relevant, suggests a preclinical study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. This discovery could lead to new treatments to help restore cognitive flexibility.

“Animals and people make split-second decisions about what to do in changing circumstances and what to pay attention...

Mind & Body: From Cognitive Deficits to Stroke, Some COVID Patients Face Serious Neurological Symptoms

an illustration of a brain with gears

By Amy Crawford

Last spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City with full force, Dr. Daniel MacGowan, a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular disease, was asked to consult in a COVID...

The Birth of a Parent: Navigating the Transition to Parenthood

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Dr. Kathryn L. Bleiberg, Ph.D.

Associate Attending Psychologist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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