Learning & Memory

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Recalling skills often depends on returning to your state of mind — or environment — where you first learned it.
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The exercises in this video will help you understand what it’s like to have Alzheimer’s.
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Our existing beliefs can distort the way we process information.
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The memories stored in our brains can change for many reasons.
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And other neuroscience news in August 2021.
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Some things we think we know about learning and focus just aren’t true. Find out if you can separate fact from fiction.
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A century old test to identify children struggling in school evolved into assessments to determine intelligence. But should it have?
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org
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Spacing out study sessions enhances long-term memory and retention — and is far better than cramming the night before an exam.
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Explore what’s new in neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience’s Global Connectome.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.