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Eye-Opener: Pupils Enlarge When People Focus on Tasks

Eye-Opener: Pupils Enlarge When People Focus on Tasks

New study shows how eye sensitivity correlates with working memory.

Why Preschool is a Crucial Time to Boost Memory Skills

Why Preschool is a Crucial Time to Boost Memory Skills

New insights into the role of language in the development of autobiographical memory.

Brain Mechanism Found to Determine Which Memories Last

Brain Mechanism Found to Determine Which Memories Last

Which memories are tagged as important enough to linger in the brain until sleep makes them permanent?

Does Spaced Learning Work in the Real World?

Does Spaced Learning Work in the Real World?

Varying what we study and spacing out our learning over time can both be helpful for retaining memories — it just depends on what we’re trying to remember.

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Boost Fine Motor Skills AND Motor Memory With This One Habit

Anyone seeking to improve fine motor skills -- from young children to surgeons to gamers -- can benefit from this habit both before and after practicing their new skills.

AI Helps Explain Human Memory and Imagination

AI Helps Explain Human Memory and Imagination

Advances in generative AI help to explain how memories enable us to learn about the world, re-live old experiences and construct totally new experiences for imagination and planning.

Surprise! — How the Brain Learns to Deal with the Unexpected

Surprise! — How the Brain Learns to Deal with the Unexpected

For children, the world is full of surprises. Adults, on the other hand, are much more difficult to surprise. And there are complex processes behind this apparently straightforward state of affairs. Researchers at the University of Basel have been using mice to decode how reactions to the unexpected develop in the growing brain.

The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

The Most Significant Predictor of Writing Ability

Researchers discover the key to closing the achievement gap in English learners' writing abilities.

Why Our Brains Prefer Symbols to Words

Why Our Brains Prefer Symbols to Words

New study dives into our brain’s knack for recalling symbols and logos over their word counterparts.

How The Brain’s Internal Compass Works

How The Brain’s Internal Compass Works

New study reveals how the brain makes sense of changing environmental cues.

How The Instinct to Explore Helps The Brain Learn

How The Instinct to Explore Helps The Brain Learn

How an instinct to explore helps animals learn to map their environment.

What Happens When We Read? Decoding the Brain's Dual Networks

What Happens When We Read? Decoding the Brain's Dual Networks

New research reveals how two adjacent brain networks collaborate to make sense of what we read.