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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  • 8 min.
Your selections: Learning and Memory
A song can remind you of an event that happened many years ago. Learn about the processes of memory and watch as a woman remembers her first date.
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  • 5 min
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation
You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
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Through complex systems that begin with cells that respond to physical stimuli and send signals through a maze of brain circuits, we can know — both consciously and otherwise — what goes on around us and within our bodies.
  • The Dana Foundation
This tiny pond snail is teaching researchers about the changes that take place in the brain when long-term memories form.
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I’ve been reflecting on issues of Personal Identity; last month I wrote a blog post on this. On Saturday evening I rented Memento (2000) and watched for the second and third times. This remarkable film features adventure, mystery, human drama, and fascinating movie technique.
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Ever had the experience of smelling something and then being automatically transported back in time? It’s as though your olfactory sense is the “on” switch to your memories.
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Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
My Grandmother once offered me her brain....
We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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The point of the article was that golfers, unlike other athletes, appear to have remarkable memories for athletic experiences.
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3D Brain

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