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.
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More recently research to relieve PTSD using propranolol and other drugs to quell traumatic memories has edged fiction closer to fact, but the method has produced mixed results.
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Even a seemingly simple behavior can tax our memories.
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Memory is our most prized human treasure. It defines our sense of self, and our ability to navigate the world.
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People with "photographic memory" are thought to be able to take and recall mental snapshots without error. But there is no evidence this type of memory exists.
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Almost everyone knows someone affected by Alzheimer's disease. The Forgetting is a documentary that includes lesson plans to help teach about the disease.
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Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory.
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Our brains’ recognition of objects depends on their orientation. What do you see in this image?
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Learn how your brain takes in your surroundings. These fun, hand-on group activities are great for primary students.
  • University of New England Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences
Let neuroscience help you in the classroom. This resource gives you a primer to brain-based education.
  • Illinois State University
The main active ingredient in marijuana alters the normal communication between cells and circuits in the brain.
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The giant sea slug Apylsia has a simple nervous system that makes them a useful model for neuroscience research. They also have rows of tiny sharp teeth, which cover a tongue-like structure.
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The brain receives information about the outside world via the senses. But how much of this information do we actually notice?
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3D Brain

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