Short stressful events may improve working memory
... mentally, and can have a detrimental effect on learning
and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may enhance learning
Researchers at the University at ... acute stress can produce a beneficial effect on learning
and memory, through the effect of the stress ...
Results from trials of DHA in Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline
... a change from baseline in CANTAB Paired Associate learning
(PAL), a visuospatial episodic memory test.
... the reduction in errors on a test that measures learning
and memory performance versus those who took a ... "The benefit is roughly equivalent to having the learning
and memory skills of someone three years ...
A young brain for an old bee
... division of labour among honey bees affects their learning
performance as they age. Surprisingly, they have ... social role, aging honey bees can keep their learning
ability intact or even improve it. The scientists ... foraging duration, their capacity for associative learning
was found to decrease. On the other hand, no ...
Common fish species has 'human' ability to learn
... animal shown to exhibit an important human social learning
strategy. The sticklebacks can compare the ... fish might have an unusually sophisticated social learning
capability not yet found in other animals, called ... people choosing the best technique through social learning
and improving on it, resulting in cumulative ...
Preclinical work shows how one gene causes severe mental retardation
... of cognitive development and language, typically learning
only a 2-3 words over their lifetime.
"When ... of the study. "Instead of studying a complex learning
model, we studied how connections between brain ... suggested that this is the basis for the profound learning
difficulties in these patients.
Songbird study from CSHL, CCNY provides concrete measure of biology's impact on culture
... new insights into how genetic background, learning
abilities and environmental variation might ... heard in the wild is the product of genes and learning
a combination of innate song that would be learned even in isolation, and the effects of a learning
process iterated over multiple generations. This ...
Rumbaugh's theory links positions of Wilson, Skinner
... 2002, offering a substantially new perspective of learning
and behavior that generates a new class of ... to his own research in comparative primate learning
and language, Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's language ... helped stimulate his comprehensive theory of learning
and behavior. Colleagues important to Rumbaugh's ...
The genetic X-factor
... the X chromosome that, when knocked-out, lead to learning
disabilities. The international team studied almost all X chromosome genes in 208 families with learning
disabilities - the largest screen of this type ...
Estimates suggest that the prevalence of learning
disability is ....
Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults
... sensitive to THC's negative effects on tests of learning
A new study, reported at the ... as adults, they performed more poorly on tests of learning
and memory diminished response time, increase in ... lasting effects on cognitive processes such as learning
and memory. He believes that illicit use of THC ...
Study to evaluate success of parental involvement in early childhood education
... of Texas Health Science Center's Children's learning
Institute (CLI) to combine two programs to test ... Texas Early Education Model (TEEM) and Play and learning
"The challenge is so great ... and executive director of the Children's learning
Institute at The University of Texas Medical ...
Preventing rangeland erosion: Developing better management practices in Iran
... their rangelands. After participating in the learning
sessions, the subjects were then given ... in workshop training. The workshop method of learning
had a significant impact on certain concepts such ... results confirmed previous studies conducted on learning
methods, in that workshops have shown to have a ...
TGen and ASU researchers find drug that could reduce risk of Alzheimer's
... blood flow to the brain also could help improve learning
and memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's ... form of the parent drug Fasudil, improved spatial learning
and working memory in middle-aged rats when ... proves to be safe and effective in enhancing learning
and memory, it could represent a viable new ...
DREAM: 1 gene regulates pain, learning and memory
... the brains of aged mice (18 months) showed learning
capacities similar to those of very young mice. ... may thus be the link between pain perception, learning
and memory. This is supported by observations of ... a gene which at the same time regulates pain, learning
and old age memory function", says Josef ...
New report on science learning at museums, zoos, other informal settings
... that wrote the report, and associate professor of learning
sciences at the University of Washington, ... settings can significantly improve science learning
outcomes for individuals from groups which are ... evidence that participation in informal science learning
-- for example, volunteering in the collection of ...
Practice as well as sleep may help birds learn new songs
... is well known to have a role in a broad range of learning
processes studied in humans, including acquiring complex skills such as video game playing and learning
new speech dialects. However, the neural mechanisms involved in the nighttime consolidation of learning
are not well understood. To study this, ...
Orangutan's spontaneous whistling opens new chapter in study of evolution of speech
... humans, but Bonnie's whistling indicates that the learning
capacities of orangutans and other great apes in ... compares with what scientists assume about social learning
in wild orangutan populations. For example ... of the plasticity in primate sound and vocal learning
and indicated that primates might have some ...
Wii bit of fun at Rice University has serious intent
... popular video game technology to codify learning
systems in ways that can be used in a range of ... pathways.
Think of hitting a tennis ball. learning
by trial-and-error is fine, but it would be much ... and figure out precisely where the most efficient learning
"I work with the sort of mathematical ...
Forgotten but not gone -- how the brain takes care of things
... show that new cell contacts established during a learning
process stay put, even when they are no longer ... inactivated "stock of contacts" enables a faster learning
of things forgotten. ( Nature , November 12, ... have learned.
The subtle difference between learning
Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida
... 14) Understanding Pitch Perception May Enhance learning
1) KILLER WHALES PICKY ABOUT THEIR SALMON ...
14) UNDERSTANDING PITCH PERCEPTION MAY ENHANCE learning
A team of researchers from Northwestern ... pitch to tailor their approaches to teaching and learning
about pitch in music, and vice-versa. An ...
NIH funds 16 Science Education Partnership Awards
Six Star Science for Student-Centered learning
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Three-Year ... Award: $504,000
FoodMaster: Impacting K-12 learning
Environments Phase II
Georgia State ... $771,500
Meta!Blast: An Immersive Interactive learning
Module for Cell Biology
Kansas University ...
Bee smart, bee healthy
... from the University of Leicester tested the learning
performance and immune responses of bumblebees ... To test the evolutionary relationship between learning
and immunity, they also took workers from the ... relationship between a bumblebee colony's learning
performance and their immune response, as Dr ...
Baby talk: The roots of the early vocabulary in infants' learning from speech
... tongue. For example, 6 month old babies who were learning
English were able to distinguish between ... words mean, children as early as 8 months start learning
the phonological (sound) forms of words and are ... who are familiar with a word's form are better at learning
what it means and are also able to differentiate ...
Salk researcher Terry Sejnowski elected to Institute of Medicine
... and how new representations are formed through learning
algorithms, which are rules for changing the ... the hippocampus, believed to play a major role in learning
and memory, and the cerebral cortex, which holds ... knowledge of how the human brain is capable of learning
and storing memories. This knowledge ultimately ...
Circadian clock may be critical for remembering what you learn, Stanford researchers say
... shown that the circadian system is crucial to learning
and memory. The finding has implications for diseases that include problems with learning
or memory deficits, such as Down syndrome or ... are about the size of a mouse.
The change in learning
retention appears to hinge on the amount of a ...
Entertainment Software Association Foundation awards grant to FAS for immune attack
... said Melanie Stegman, project manager for the FAS learning
Technologies Program. "We're interested in learning
how the game can best serve our audience. We ... bacteria. Immune Attack is a complement to the learning
that happens in the classroom. The visual ...
Integrated curriculum enhances academics
... engages students and teachers as co-planners of learning
In the early 21st century, ... school systems now focus on access to meaningful learning
experiences to help students keep up with ... gave teachers opportunities to offer powerful learning
tools to improve students' environmental and ...
UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome
... "We found that there are a variety of behaviors, learning
disabilities and emotional problems that are ... abnormal white matter that may explain some learning
Psychologically, the ... IQ scores within the mental retardation range. learning
disabilities were the more common cognitive ...
Relearning process not always a 'free lunch'
... find that the difference between free-lunch learning
and negative free-lunch learning
is due to the particular method used to induce ... strength of synaptic connections, then free-lunch learning
will be observed. However, the authors show here ...
UH researchers win top prize for research with humanitarian applications
Fofanov and Johnsson, both of UH's Texas learning
and Computation Center (TLC2), were named this ... can cause complete crop loss; however, by learning
how to manipulate them, farmers may one day be ... Science and Technology Directorate, the Texas learning
and Computation Center, and the Keck Center ...
Brain tweak lets sleep-deprived flies stay sharp
... tweaked a part of the brain involved in learning
and memory in fruit flies, the flies were ... fellow, revealed that sleep deprivation impairs learning
in flies. Seugnet put them through multiple runs ... to test if this messenger could be used to block learning
impairment in sleep-deprived flies. Seugnet ...
NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008
... found atrophy in areas of the brain involved in learning
and memory, and significantly higher CSF levels ... density in brain regions that are important for learning
and memory, and are susceptible to Alzheimer's. ... allele), using standardized measures of verbal learning
and memory, such ...
Scientists learn how food affects the brain
... fruit provide many benefits, including improving learning
and memory and helping to fight against such ... neurons and provide critical functions; much learning
and memory occurs at the synapses, Gmez-Pinilla ... the expression of several molecules related to learning
and memory that are found on synapses," ...
Drug reverses mental retardation caused by genetic disorder
... the findings offer new hope for addressing learning
disorders due to autism. Nature Medicine ... to demonstrate that the drug rapamycin can repair learning
deficits related to a genetic mutation that ... in humans. The same mutation in animals produces learning
disorders, which we were able to eliminate in ...
Study of marine snail leads to new insights into long-term memory
For 25 years, Glanzman has studied learning
and memory in the marine snail Aplysia, which is ... unravel the brain's mysteries. "Knowledge about learning
and memory in Aplysia will inform us about the ...
Scientists had thought that during learning
in snails, the neurotransmitter serotonin binds ...
Beaded viruses and geology-inspired paintings show the art in science
... planned to spend two months of his sabbatical learning
new lab techniques. He ended up learning
how to bead as well, and he strung together a ... learn a little painlessly."
In addition to learning
about viruses, visitors to the AAAS gallery will ...
Origins of the brain
... that give the nervous systems the property of learning
Remarkably, the study shows that ... the proteins involved in synapse signalling and learning
and memory are found in yeast, where they act to ... is necessary for a mouse to use the correct learning
strategy when solving mazes, and when this gene ...
Fixing the education digital disconnect one video game at a time
Immune Attack is a complement to the learning
that happens in the classroom. The game allows ... book," said Michelle Lucey-Roper, director of the learning
Technologies Program at FAS.
FAS is ... education and how people learn. These learning
games help students and workers learn globally ...
Green tea compounds beat OSA-related brain deficits
... in their brain tissue in areas involved in learning
and memory. Chronic IH in rats produce similar ... with potential long-term morbidities that include learning
and psychological disabilities , wrote David ... stress, as well as for performance in spatial learning
and memory tasksnamely a water maze in which the ...
When bears steal human food, mom's not to blame
... habituated to human food and garbage may not be learning
these behaviors exclusively from their mothers, ... feed on human food and garbage are not always learning
these habits from their mothers.
Distributed ... may seek out human food as a function of social learning
that may be independent of close relatives, or as ...
Learning and the brain
... Massachusetts at the end of this month.
& the Brain conference was co-founded by Kenneth ... for rewiring the brain to help overcome learning
disorders and to enhance memory, learning, IQ, ... Techniques for treating mood, ADHD, stress, and learning
How the brain can be retrained to ...