By Susan Scutti | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:33
Duke researchers discovered that the posterior cingulate cortex is necessary to monitor your performance and maintain your motivation when you are learning, particularly when you are most challenged.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 21:52
Obesity has been linked to age-related illness, such as Alzheimer's before, but how? Researchers have discovered that it could have something to do with a protein that metabolizes fat and aids in memory and learning.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:36
Babies exposed to three syllable sounds while still in the womb were able to remember them after birth, showing that language learning begins long before day one.
By Nsikan Akpan | Thu, 06/06/2013 - 12:24
Nuclear testing from the 1960s helps scientist determine whether adult brains generate new neurons.
By Amy Boulanger | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 15:19
Research suggests the surprising benefits of video games in teaching children valuable skills like problem solving and leadership.
By Jonathan Weiss | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:18
By blocking a certain protein, scientists were able to give mice longer lives and kept their brains in cognitive shape.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 00:57
Tonal language speakers hear musical pitch more finely than English speakers- consider raising your children in Cantonese if you want them to become multi-instrumentalists.
By Makini Brice | Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:35
Researchers are harnessing Sesame Street in order to study how brains are shaped.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 10:16
It's not how smart you are but how hard you try that determines how well you do on a math test.
By Amber Moore | Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:36
Lower grades at school might have an association with teenage behavior problems like delinquency or lower attention levels, rather than depression.
By Amber Moore | Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:06
Children who get good sleep at night are more likely to have good vocabulary as they can learn and retain new words better than kids who don't get enough sleep.
By Amber Moore | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:20
A Yale University study has found that children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy have poor reading abilities.