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Lemon Not Melon: How Our Brains “Time-Stamp” Sounds to Process the Words We Hear

Lemon Not Melon: How Our Brains “Time-Stamp” Sounds to Process the Words We Hear

While the brain’s role in processing individual sounds has been well-researched, there is much we don’t know about how we manage the fast auditory sequences that constitute speech.

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

Making Memories While We Sleep: One Brain Region Teaches Another

As the body moves between REM and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact in ways that are key to memory formation.

What You Know Changes How You See Things

What You Know Changes How You See Things

Which brain regions process objects? It depends on what we know about its purpose.

How Consistent Practice Improves Learning

How Consistent Practice Improves Learning

Researchers discover how the brain changes with consistent practice, and what could be the first step toward new strategies to improve and speed up learning.

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.