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How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

How a Walk in Nature Restores Attention

Time spent in nature is good for the heart and soul, new research shows that it is good for your brain, too.

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.

Gut-Brain Connection: How Hunger Effects Decision Making

Gut-Brain Connection: How Hunger Effects Decision Making

How a hunger hormone in the gut can directly impact the brain and influence activity. 

What an Animated Taco Reveals About Curiosity and Patience

What an Animated Taco Reveals About Curiosity and Patience

New research shows how curiosity can prioritize the journey over the outcome.

High Engagement, High Return: The Secret to Student Success

High Engagement, High Return: The Secret to Student Success

What researchers found when they observed real classroom tasks and coded them for student engagement. 

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.

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

How Dopamine Hacks Decision Making

New insight into how dopamine controls learning and decision-making processes.

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Whether a Task Feels ‘Easy’ or ‘Hard’ May Be Due to Dopamine

Why do physical efforts feel “easy” to some and exhausting to others? It may come down to the brain chemical dopamine (and why that matters).

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Are You Playing the Best Games for Boosting Math Skills?

Board games are already known to enhance learning and development including reading and literacy. Which ones help boost math skills?

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

From positive associations to preventing the release of too much cortisol, learn how daily exercise boosts resiliency in kids.

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Kids imagine themselves as different characters it builds creativity which can make them more resilient.