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2009-04-27 13:32:00

PITTSBURGH, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation has renewed a five-year, $25 million grant to continue the work of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center (PSLC), founded by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 to study how people learn and how to use those findings to develop teaching tools that can foster consistently high achievement in the nation's classrooms.

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2008-09-03 09:10:00

Being an athlete or merely a fan improves language skills when it comes to discussing their sport because parts of the brain usually involved in playing sports are instead used to understand sport language.

2008-07-31 09:00:31

Ganglia, an open source scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems, announced today the release of Ganglia 3.1.

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2008-06-02 10:10:00

Research team's work with brain scans and computational modeling an important breakthrough in understanding the brain and developing new computational tools

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2006-07-24 16:20:00

Your parents were right, don't study with the TV on. Multitasking may be a necessity in today's fast-paced world, but new research shows distractions affect the way people learn, making the knowledge they gain harder to use later on.

2005-09-09 18:10:00

By examining how sounds are registered during the process of learning, UC Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a neural coding mechanism that the brain relies upon to register the intensity of memories based on the importance of the experience.

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2005-02-19 09:55:10

Remembering phone numbers, names at a party, directions to a restaurant: All are tasks that demand short-term, but not necessarily long-term, memory.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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