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brain science

Brain science
How we can tell trash from treasure
Published Feb 8, 2018
The brain can assign value to an object in less than a tenth of a second—roughly the same amount of time it takes to recognize an object
Mind of a medalist
Quick thinking
Published Feb 6, 2018 Video
For Olympic athletes, world-class brain power often separates the best from the rest
Science of Learning
Research gap analysis
Published Jan 18, 2018
Science of Learning symposium brings together experts from diverse range of fields
Perceptual learning
Shorter breaks, better learning
Published Dec 18, 2017
Research suggests that for certain types of learning, success depends on the length of breaks during practice
Why we can't always stop what we've started
Published Dec 7, 2017
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 Oct 26, 2017 Video
Food has the power to sneak in and grab our attention—especially junk food, study finds
Mental exercise
Training for your brain
Published Oct 17, 2017 Video
Hopkins researchers identify specific exercise that boosts memory, attention
Science of Learning
Six proposals get seed funding
Published Sept 14, 2017
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 Aug 18, 2017
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 Aug 10, 2017
A mathematician and a computer scientist join interdisciplinary effort to create a complete map of a portion of a fruit fly larva brain