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Watching neurons learn

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What happens at the level of individual neurons while we learn? This question intrigued the neuroscientist Daniel Huber, who recently arrived at the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the UNIGE.
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Don’t Just Tell Kids What Not to Do: Show Them What to Do

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Healthy Coping Strategies are the Key to Risk Prevention

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New computers respond to students’ emotions and boredom

New computers respond to students’ emotions and boredom | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Emotion-sensing computer software that models and responds to students' cognitive and emotional states – including frustration and boredom – has been developed by University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor of Psychology Sidney D'Mello

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Good aerobic capacity promotes learning

Good aerobic capacity promotes learning | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Aerobic fitness has a favorable effect on cognitive functions. For example, physically active elderly people are less prone to aging-related cognitive decline than those who lead a sedentary lifestyle.
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BPS Research Digest: Hearing about scentists' struggles helps inspire students and boosts their learning

BPS Research Digest: Hearing about scentists' struggles helps inspire students and boosts their learning | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Science suffers from an image problem. Many students see the subject as too difficult and they think scientists are aloof boffins with big brains. A new study out of Taiwan tests the benefits of teaching high-school physics pupils about the struggles of eminent physicists - Galileo, Newton and Einstein.

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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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The Republican Brain

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Are political differences inborn or learned? Are Romney and Obama more alike than different? Perhaps Jefferson and Pavlov, with the help of Eysenck, can tell us something?

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Majority-biased learning: In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle

Majority-biased learning: In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle. Chimpanzees are more likely to copy an action performed by a large number of individuals than an action that was performed more frequently.
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Preschoolers Take Notice Of Pointing

Preschoolers Take Notice Of Pointing | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

If you want a preschooler to get the point, point. Children are willing to attribute knowledge to a person solely based on the gesture they used to convey the information

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Electric shock treatment 'improves academic performance

Electric shock treatment 'improves academic performance | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Stimulating the brain with tiny electric shocks can boost people’s learning and memory ability, research has found.

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New neurons help us to remember fear

New neurons help us to remember fear | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley’s Daniela Kaufer and colleagues have discovered one way by which emotions such as fear affect memory. The brain’s emotional center, the amygdala, induces the hippocampus, a relay hub for memory, to generate new neurons.
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Revolutionary Machine Reveals Baby Geniuses

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The latest brain-imaging technology reveals scientific evidence of everyday baby geniuses. Scientists at the University of Washington have shown the "first-in-the-world images of a real baby brain" in action and revealed stunning possibilities related to language building and baby/toddler reading.

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