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2009-08-28 10:09:51

Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word 'blog' did not yet exist – and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning.

2009-08-26 13:45:00

Researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have found that rats use a mental instant replay of their actions to help them decide what to do next, shedding new light on how animals and humans learn and remember.

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2009-08-21 13:35:00

Rui Costa, principal investigator of the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program at the Institute Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC), in Portugal, is one of only 219 recipients of the prestigious European Research Council Starting grants

2009-08-13 13:24:43

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded for the first time in devising a model that describes and identifies a basic cellular mechanism that enables networks of neurons to efficiently decode speech in changing conditions.

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2009-07-22 13:45:00

"Practice makes perfect" is the maxim drummed into students struggling to learn a new motor skill — be it riding a bike or developing a killer backhand in tennis.

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2009-07-21 11:55:00

"Practice makes perfect" is the maxim drummed into students struggling to learn a new motor skill - be it riding a bike or developing a killer backhand in tennis.

2009-07-21 08:18:09

Michael Frank, of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, has determined that variations of three different genes in the brain can predict whether individuals will make certain choices. His work, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Arizona, will be published in the August 2009 edition of Nature Neuroscience.

2009-07-21 08:00:51

"Practice makes perfect" is the maxim drummed into students struggling to acquire a new motor skill -- be it riding a bike or developing a killer tennis backhand. Research now reveals that the brain can also achieve this motor memory with a prosthetic device – like an artificial limb.

2009-07-17 08:11:52

A new study that investigates regions in the brains that are specifically used for social cognition could benefit children with autism.

2009-06-16 10:02:00

Lumosity.com, the leader in cognitive training and educational games, brings the first brain training game to the new Palm Pre phone. SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumosity.com announced the launch of Speed Brain, a brain fitness game that helps users quickly understand information and react to it, for the new Palm(R) Pre(TM) phone.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.