The ability to remember to carry out future intentions, known as prospective memory, is still developing in early childhood.
As children's self-regulatory capacities and the prefrontal regions of their brains develop, so does their ability to carry out their future intentions.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
When children are bombarded with outside noises, it becomes harder to hear in class – and to learn.
Chronic environmental noise, like cars zooming past or airplanes overhead, can make children struggle with reading comprehension and affect their memory.
This sign might actually be appealing to treasure hunters in the distant future.
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Our natural difficulties in thinking about the future, low probabilities and considering risk make many of our views about nuclear power problematic.
Most drivers recognise the need to observe a lower speed in school zones, so why do many still break the limit?
Blaming motorists for their speeding may at times be undeserved. We have recently shown that, rather than intentional wrong-doing by drivers, cognitive factors can explain speeding behaviour. Policies…