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Alcohol-dependent individuals have problems transferring new knowledge to new contexts

Alcohol-dependent individuals have problems transferring new knowledge to new contexts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Chronic and excessive drinking is associated with structural, physiological, and functional changes in multiple regions of the human brain, including the prefrontal cortex, the medial temporal lobe (MTL), as well as structures of the brain’s reward system. This study of the ability of alcohol-dependent (AD) individuals to learn new reward-related contingencies and then transfer this knowledge to new contexts found the AD patients had transfer deficits.

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When it comes to accepting evolution, gut feelings trump facts

When it comes to accepting evolution, gut feelings trump facts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
For students to accept the theory of evolution, an intuitive "gut feeling" may be just as important as understanding the facts, according to a new study.
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Understanding the Difference Between Ability and Knowledge

Understanding the Difference Between Ability and Knowledge | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Abilities are those hardwired, innate capacities that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge.

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New testing program improves scores, knowledge retention for third-year internal medicine residents

An analysis by University of Cincinnati faculty members shows that a multiple-choice testing program coupled with a novel year-long clinical experience helps internal medicine residents improve their scores on the Internal Medicine In-Training Exam...
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