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When Learning, Remembering and Recalling Don't Sync

When Learning, Remembering and Recalling Don't Sync

What happens in the brain when your mind goes blank? New research identifies critical processes that determine whether we remember or forget.

 

Can Children Map Read at the Age of Four?

Can Children Map Read at the Age of Four?

Children start to develop the basic skills that underlie map reading from the age of four – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Not All Preschool Math Games Are Equal

Researchers explore whether number line games based on the concept of the mental number line can improve children’s number knowledge and basic arithmetic skills.

Forgetting is Natural, But These Two Techniques Can Slow it Down

Forgetting is Natural, But These Two Techniques Can Slow it Down

Researchers find that using two well-known techniques together offer drastic changes in learning effectiveness.

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.