Tag: Learning

Taking Short Breaks Helps Solidify Memory When Learning A New Skill

A new study suggests taking short breaks can help when trying to learn a new skill. It is during the breaks that the mind helps to 'solidify' the new skill in our memory.

Neuroscience April 12, 2019

Learning Physics Activates Part Of The Brain Linked To Episodic Memory

Students who learned from a physics course that used modeling instruction showed changes in brain activity. Using fMRI, researchers found that the posterior cingulate cortex became more active after learning.

Feature | Science May 26, 2018

Enzyme Inhibitor May Safely Reverse Alzheimer's Disease And Improve Memory

Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?

February 16, 2018

Wild African Elephants Are Shortest Sleepers Among Land Mammals

A new study finds that wild African elephants sleep an average of two hours a day, the currently known shortest sleep time among land mammals. Find out other discoveries on animal sleep when the team made use of Fitbit-type trackers.

Animals March 2, 2017

Bumblebees Demonstrate Impressive Brain Power Through Soccer

Bumblebees are capable of scoring a goal and advanced learning, according to a new study from researchers in London. This can aid them in developing new behaviors amid ecological pressure.

Animals February 24, 2017

Sleep Actually Makes The Brain 'Forget,' Form New Memories

Two new studies have found that people sleep to forget certain things learned every day to pave the way for new memories every waking day. They appear to provide direct evidence of the so-called synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Slime Mold Doesn’t Have A Brain But Researchers Say It Can Learn And Teach

Slime mold, a unicellular organism living in forest litter, offers a curious case of learning without a brain. This blob-like creeping organism learns from experience and imparts the knowledge to peers.

Animals January 1, 2017

Practice Makes Perfect: Learning By Taking Practice Tests Found To Protect Memory Against Stress

Learning by taking practice tests is a strategy known as retrieval practice. It was found to protect memory against the negative effects of stress.

Life & Style November 28, 2016

Eating More Cinnamon Could Improve Learning Ability

Here's another reason to spice up your life or your coffee and toast with a dash of cinnamon. Researchers find that eating more cinnamon can help improve learning and memory abilities.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Want To Forget Unwanted Memories? This Is How Your Brain Does It On Purpose

Want to rid of yourself of some unpleasant memories? A new study suggests you can do so purposely by changing the context of these memories.

Neuroscience May 7, 2016

Constant 'Retweeting' Can Interfere With Your Memory, Learning

Constant retweeting or sharing information on social media networks can affect memory and learning process. Researchers have found that those who often repost information experience some form of cognitive overload.

Neuroscience May 1, 2016

Nurturing Your Child During Preschool Years Is Linked To Better Learning, Memory Response

It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016

Study: Eating Late At Night Might Affect Learning And Memory

Eating late at night or at times normally intended for sleeping may affect memory and learning. Experiments on mice shows that those who ate early had better memory than those who ate late or just before sleeping.

Life December 26, 2015

Studies Explore How Epilepsy Leads To Memory Decline

Four studies presented during the 69th annual conference of the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) discussed how epilepsy impacts the memory and learning competency of patients. The researchers identified certain regions of the brain significantly affected by epileptic seizures.

Life December 9, 2015

Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom

Microsoft and Mojang are launching a portal where teachers can share ideas about how to incorporate Minecraft into the classroom.

Video Games June 30, 2015

Here's How Newly Learned Concepts Form In Your Brain's 'Filing System'

Carnegie Mellon University researchers were, in effect, able to read the minds of people while they contemplate a new thought. Their experiment also revealed how the brain stores information.

June 12, 2015

Google's Upgraded Cardboard Viewer Brings VR To The Classroom

Affordable VR in classrooms? It's a reality, thanks to Google's new 'Expeditions' project for Cardboard. Teachers are going to love it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 28, 2015

US Department Of Education Sees Future Of Education In Video Games

This month's Games for Learning summit in New York City, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, looks to bring together gaming and education in a productive way.

Geek April 14, 2015

Element Of Surprise Makes Babies Learn Better

Babies are drawn to the unpredictable, which arouses their curiosity to learn, researchers say. Objects or events that surprise them make them learn better, a study finds.

Life April 6, 2015

Using Robots To Mimic Infant Learning Shows That Posture Affects Memory

Cognitive scientists recently discovered by using robot models, that the bodily posture of infants when learning names for objects affects that learning, as well as remembering those object names later.

Life March 19, 2015

Scientists Discover The Brain Functions Behind Learning How Things Work

The brain is capable of understanding technical concepts — but how? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered the process.

Life March 17, 2015

Can Robots Help Teach Children How To Write?

A new program designed by École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne puts together students with robots, allowing the students to teach the robots how to write, which improves the children's learning.

March 4, 2015

How Does The Brain Tackle Problems That Evolution Didn't Teach It?

Although the human brain is adept at tackling new problems with little new learning involved, evolution didn't necessarily create the brain to do so. So how does the brain do this automatically?

February 27, 2015

Sleep, Memory and Learning Are More Connected Than You Think

Trying to remember a bunch of facts and figures for tomorrow's exam? You brain might do a better job of it if you're asleep than if you stay awake, researchers suggest.

Life January 26, 2015

Want to Work in Java? Expert Offers Tips for Newbie Java Enthusiasts

The demand for Java-certified individuals is high in the IT enterprise, making it an optimal time for prospective programmers to learn the language. Tech Times taps an expert to provide tips for those interested in moving into the hot tech career segment.

Apps/Software January 22, 2015

Napping Often May Help Babies Learn Better Says Study

Babies already sleep a lot but a study is saying let them sleep some more as it helps them learn better. Napping is more than just about replenishing energy now.

Life January 13, 2015

Video Gaming Boosts Learning, But it Must Be Fast Action

Fast-paced video games like 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' actually make people better-equipped to learn, according to a new study. And, the effects aren't fleeting.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2014

It Turns Out Video Games Can Actually Make You Smarter

New research by the University of Rochester shows that playing action video games doesn't just boost learning skills for use while gaming, but also boosts learning new skills in general.

Geek November 14, 2014

Curious about how to boost memory? You’re doing it right: Curiosity is key

Curiosity about one subject could help you learn and remember new information, even about topics you don't find as interesting. A new study shows more about the connection between curiosity and learning.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2014

Curiosity boosts brain learning and memory power: Go, get curious

Curiosity stimulates the brain's ability to learn and retain new information. New study reveals curious people have increased activity in areas of the brain associated with reward and memory formation.

Life October 4, 2014

Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat, but it does boost memory, says study

Curiosity changes our brain, improves learning and memory, study suggests. Scientists track changes in the curious mind.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2014

Chimpanzees learn from each other how to use tools: Social learning in wild spotted

Chimpanzees learn new skills by observing other chimps, a trait that influence chimpanzee culture and explains the animals' varying behaviors.

Earth/Environment October 3, 2014

Chimps experience Cultural Revolution by sharing new tools

Chimpanzees are able to teach each other new ways of using tools in the wild, a new study from Uganda reveals.

Animals October 2, 2014

Human ‘language gene’ makes mice smarter and reveals insights

A team of researchers found that mice that were genetically enhanced with the Foxp2 gene were able to learn their way around a maze faster than a control group.

Internet Culture September 17, 2014

Musical training bolsters learning, academic process in young and older students

New research reveals playing an instrument and singing while attending school can boost everything from memory to cognitive thinking. It can have an impact on young students' brains as well as college students' brains.

Life August 9, 2014

Obese women may have a learning deficit when it comes to food, reveals new study

Researchers say reward-based learning study uncovers one reason why obese females are dealing with a weight issue. It may be tied to a learning deficit and food.

Life July 19, 2014

Verbal cues during sleep can boost the memory, at least when it comes to vocabulary

A new study reveals that it may be easiest to learn that second language if you incorporate some verbal cuing during a snooze right after studying.

Life July 2, 2014

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