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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.

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2009-06-15 16:20:00

The human brain is a three-pound paradox: We use it every moment of our lives, yet so much about our brains remains a mystery to us. How do our brains make decisions?

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2009-05-06 08:10:50

Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds.

2009-03-16 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Right on time for Brain Awareness Week beginning today, The Conference Board, the global business research and membership organization, and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the launch of YourBrainatWork.org, a new, publicly accessible, interactive, online tool which promotes brain-healthy activities for employees of all ages. "Keeping up with the latest in ever-improving technologies and ever-evolving workplaces requires that people learn...

2009-02-16 14:56:19

Ever wonder why people who lose at the poker table don't stop gambling?


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