Learning & Memory

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Recalling skills often depends on returning to your state of mind — or environment — where you first learned it.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min.
Your selections: Learning and Memory
Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
  • Mindyerbrain
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Try out a memory boosting technique called mnemonics with this hands-on activity.
  • Scientific American
This site provides information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many ways that it can affect cognition.
  • BrainLine
A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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It's one of the most common brain myths: we only use 10 percent of our brain. Fortunately for us, this one is 100 percent myth.
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  • 5 min
While it’s difficult to study déjà vu directly in a laboratory, scientists can test how the brain responds to familiar faces and places.
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Changes to cellular batteries known as mitochondria may be important for the development of new brain cells.
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Science writer Bruce Lieberman asked questions about memory and the brain of two leading researchers in the field: Bradford Dickerson and Mayank Mehta.
  • The Kavli Foundation
  • 50 min
While experts debate the type and length of practice that is optimal for success, one thing is clear: training improves performance and changes the brain.
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Scientists study fruit bats to figure out how our brains create mental maps.
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The most advanced surveillance system you will ever find is built into your own brain. Learn the science behind the 2014 Nobel Prize.
  • The Dana Foundation

3D Brain

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