Learning & Memory

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Recalling skills often depends on returning to your state of mind — or environment — where you first learned it.
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  • 8 min.
Your selections: Learning and Memory
Science writer Bruce Lieberman asked questions about memory and the brain of two leading researchers in the field: Bradford Dickerson and Mayank Mehta.
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  • 50 min
While experts debate the type and length of practice that is optimal for success, one thing is clear: training improves performance and changes the brain.
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Scientists study fruit bats to figure out how our brains create mental maps.
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The most advanced surveillance system you will ever find is built into your own brain. Learn the science behind the 2014 Nobel Prize.
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Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
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The brain links smells and sensations to create lasting memories.
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The brain has complex architecture crucial to our thoughts and memories.
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A song can remind you of an event that happened many years ago. Learn about the processes of memory and watch as a woman remembers her first date.
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  • 5 min
Even without a disease such as Alzheimer's, the aging brain does show signs of wear. Researchers look to the molecular level to see if they can slow the healthy, normal progress.
  • The Dana Foundation
You may think multitasking makes you more productive. In actuality, it slows you down, increases the mistakes you make, and temporarily changes the way your brain works.
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Through complex systems that begin with cells that respond to physical stimuli and send signals through a maze of brain circuits, we can know — both consciously and otherwise — what goes on around us and within our bodies.
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This tiny pond snail is teaching researchers about the changes that take place in the brain when long-term memories form.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.