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Mice Learn Faster with Human Glia

By | March 7, 2013

Mice with human brain cells showed enhanced synaptic plasticity and learning, suggesting glia may be key to our cognitive prowess.  

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Playing for Words

By | February 28, 2013

Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.

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Hearing Through the Chaos

By | February 21, 2013

Using Bluetooth devices in classrooms reverses dyslexia and improves reading ability.

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Prions Involved in Learning

By | February 15, 2013

Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.

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Slime Mold Smarty Pants

By | October 9, 2012

A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.

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Learning During Sleep

By | August 26, 2012

Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.

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Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober

By | August 1, 2012

Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38

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Behavior Brief

By | January 31, 2012

A roundup of recent studies in behavior research

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Secrets of Aging

By | September 1, 2011

What does a normally aging brain look like? Are diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s inevitable?

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Lost in Space

By | September 1, 2011

Looking for a more realistic way to study memory, we turned to place cells­­—­a network of cells that record a rat’s memory of an environment. 

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