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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.

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

Taking Short Breaks May Help our Brains Learn New Skills

The resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of what was just practiced.

Sugar: High Consumption Affects Learning, Memory

Sugar: High Consumption Affects Learning, Memory

New research shows high sugar consumption early in life affects learning and memory.

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Puzzle Play Helps Boost Math Skills 

Researchers have found that children who played with puzzles at a young age later perform better on tasks utilizing spatial skills.

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Paper Notebooks vs. Mobile Devices

Unique, complex information in analog methods likely gives brain more details to trigger memory.

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Solving the Screen Time Puzzle

Contradictory to previous findings, children who learn how to solve a puzzle using a touchscreen can then apply this learning to the same puzzle in the physical world. 

New Experiences Enhance Learning by Resetting Key Brain Circuit

New Experiences Enhance Learning by Resetting Key Brain Circuit

A study of spatial learning in mice shows that exposure to new experiences dampens established representations in the brain’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, allowing the mice to learn new navigation strategies.

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Blink! The Link Between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Researchers have found evidence that spontaneous eye blink activity, which reflects activity in the dopaminergic system, explains the connection between fitness and cognitive function.

We Hear What We Want to Hear

We Hear What We Want to Hear

New findings on the importance of anticipation in brain organization, specifically in auditory processing.