Tag Archive: brain

Strategies informed by neuroscience to improve memory

October 28, 2021 11:00 am
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A news article summarizes results from three neuroscientific research papers that provide evidence-based strategies to enhance memory consolidation.  The first paper suggests that if you would like to enhance your memory for prospective events or information, start asking yourself whether... View Article

Coding: Like language learning or solving math?

December 15, 2020 11:00 pm
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Is learning to code more like learning a new language or learning to solve mathematical problems? This study highlighted in this article explores this question.  As with human languages, coding involves learning new terms and symbols. To become fluent, you... View Article

Tips to keep the brain active

December 5, 2020 11:00 am
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This article provides some tips on how to keep the brain active throughout life. Since the brain is arguably the most important organ, one is advised to partake in physical activity and to stay fit and in shape, even as... View Article

Learning motivation and an aging brain

October 27, 2020 11:38 pm
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In a recent McGovern Institute study described in an article by Anne Trafton, researchers have identified the brain circuit that is responsible for maintaining the motivation to learn new things or engage in daily activities. The circuit was specifically involved... View Article

Neuroplasticity involves more than just neurons

July 30, 2020 11:00 am
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Neuroscientist Nathan Michaels makes the analogy that brains are like machines. In this article, he states that all machines are made of a combination of structural elements that work together to produce a specific function. Machines also require inputs in... View Article