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Scientists gain insight into how we learn to learn

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If we could know more about the process of memory: training our neurons to make recall easier, maybe we could fix learning defects.

Music processing linked to foreign language learning

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The brain does better at processing auditory information in general when either a musical hobby or foreign language studies reinforce those parts of the brain,

About those important lessons in kindergarten

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What could the long-term effects be for toddlers who are growing up in a world without playdates and other social interactions?

Social distancing affects a fish’s brain

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The amount of a chemical in the brain of zebrafish is altered by the population density of the animal's social environment.

Distracted learning can be a big problem

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Distractions can impair learning, drawing resources from the same brain regions as the mastery of course material. What to do?

Exercise harder, remember more

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Scientists have found that the more vigorously you exercise, the stronger the response in the brain that helps your memory.

Mice shed light on mental health, kids, COVID

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The pandemic has forced many of us into isolation, which can lead to loneliness and other mental health concerns, especially for young people.

Monkeys beat humans in cognitive flexibility

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When we go about solving problems, we are sometimes so fixed in our ways that we fail to explore more efficient solution strategies.

Cerebellum less involved than thought in dyslexia

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Treatments, such as wobble blocks, that focus on the cerebellum in certain forms of dyslexia, may be ineffective.

No downside for colleges recruiting middle schoolers

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The brain parts that make decisions aren't fully developed in 6th graders, so why do colleges ask them to make decisions that affect their lives?