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
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
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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
Read this to discover some simple strategies to assist students with time management and other executive functions.
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You might think that having lots of colorful posters in your classroom will aid students but this may not be true in reality. Read more to find out why.
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Learn about the benefits that short but frequent breaks can have on easily distracted students.
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Online “brain-training” games claim to help strengthen your mental muscles through regular practice. But scientists haven’t found conclusive evidence that brain-training works.
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Our capacity to learn and remember and to feel a range of emotions all arise from signaling in distinct regions of the brain.
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This small group of cells help regulate your memories.
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Pat Metheny discusses music’s impact on the brain; the process of creativity in music, art, and science; and the role of music in healing.
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  • 100 min

3D Brain

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