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.
Curiosity motivates us to understand the world, our communities, our bodies, and our brains.
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We may be hardwired to look at spiders and snakes differently than other critters, but we aren’t born afraid of them.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison untangles the misinformation around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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  • 2 min
How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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  • 7 min
Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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  • 23 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
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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

3D Brain

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