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How Does the Brain Process and Store Movement?

How Does the Brain Process and Store Movement?

What researchers discovered about how the brain processes movement changes not only to our understanding of how the brain works, but provides a better understanding of conditions ranging from Parkinson’s disease to autism.

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

How Sleep Builds Relational Memory

Our ability to remember connections between unrelated items may have more to do with sleep than previously thought.

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How do we learn from our mistakes? This important brain research helps us understand how our brains detect our mistakes.

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

How Naps Boost Early Literacy Skills in Preschoolers

New study offers clues to the relationship between sleep, memory development, and literacy skills; specifically, learning letter-sound mappings and using that knowledge to read unfamiliar words -- an important indicator of early literacy skills.

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

Toddlers whose mothers received special coaching in this activity grew into teenagers who experience better wellbeing.

Memory Formation Influenced By How Brain Networks Develop During Youth

Memory Formation Influenced By How Brain Networks Develop During Youth

Study suggests how ‘your brain is learning to multitask as you get older.

Singing & Fine Motor Control

Singing & Fine Motor Control

Scientists key in on the brain's mechanism for both singing and learning fine motor skills.

The Best Way to Avoid Procrastination

The Best Way to Avoid Procrastination

If you want someone to help you out with something, this is the best way to keep them from procrastinating.

How Do We Learn to Learn? New Research Offers an Education

How Do We Learn to Learn? New Research Offers an Education

Cognitive training designed to focus on what’s important while ignoring distractions can enhance the brain’s information processing, enabling the ability to “learn to learn."

Evidence That This 100-Year-Old Practice Enhances Learning

Evidence That This 100-Year-Old Practice Enhances Learning

This makes learning easier, faster, and more motivating.

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Building Your Child's Vocabulary? Learn by Doing!

Learning techniques that involve the performance of gestures instead of simple audio or visual information can benefit learners.

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Team Finds Brain Mechanism that Automatically Links Objects in our Minds

Scientists map the part of the brain that "links" similar objects, leading to new insights about how the brain processes information out of context.