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brain science

Perceptual learning
Shorter breaks, better learning
Published Jan 18, 2018
Research suggests that for certain types of learning, success depends on the length of breaks during practice
Neuroscience
Why we can't always stop what we've started
Published Jan 18, 2018
It takes a lightning-fast interaction among several areas in the brain to stop, reverse, or otherwise change a plan already in progress, neuroscientists find
Mmmmm chocolate
Junk food science
Published Jan 18, 2018 Video
Food has the power to sneak in and grab our attention—especially junk food, study finds
Mental exercise
Training for your brain
Published Jan 18, 2018 Video
Hopkins researchers identify specific exercise that boosts memory, attention
Science of Learning
Six proposals get seed funding
Published Jan 18, 2018
Science of Learning Institute supports cross-disciplinary projects that aim to further our understanding of how humans learn
Brain science
Serotonin: The key to unlocking Alzheimer's?
Published Jan 18, 2018
Brain scan study from School of Medicine adds to evidence that lower brain serotonin levels are linked to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia / School of Medicine
Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron
Published Jan 18, 2018
A mathematician and a computer scientist join interdisciplinary effort to create a complete map of a portion of a fruit fly larva brain
Sound science
Exploring how bats navigate
Published Jan 18, 2018
Research team receives $1M NSF award that supports interdisciplinary brain science
Science of Learning
What learning research looks like
Published Jan 18, 2018
About 150 educators take part in first-ever Science in Action Day at Johns Hopkins
Visual thinking
Memorable moves
Published Jan 18, 2018 Video
The way an object moves affects how well you remember it, Hopkins researchers find