The decline of striosomal activity in the brain may explain why people lose the motivation to learn as they age.
Testing multiple computational models of the nervous system, researchers discover that just because a model can make accurate predictions about data, this doesn’t always translate into the underlying logic of the biological system it represents.
Genetic variants of ROBO1 in young children are associated with gray matter volume in the right parietal cortex. This, in turn, predicts mathematical tests scored by second grade.
Disrupted cannabinoid signaling impairs learning by altering behavioral states.
People make automatic and efficient decisions when learning to avoid others. When learning to avoid harming themselves, people make become more deliberative. The study also found people were more willing to repeat decisions that were previously harmful…
Neurons located in the medial temporal lobe become more active when we make a decision with confidence.
Children who learn to play musical instruments have an edge over their non-musical peers when it comes to learning, memory, and attention. Those who learn musical instruments showed greater activity in the inferior frontal gyrus and the supramarginal g…
The retrieval of mitochondria via a feedback loop is vital to sustaining synaptic transmission.
Fecal transplants could someday be a useful tool to help improve cognitive decline associated with aging, a new study reports.
Children learn more and remember better when writing by hand, a new study reports. The brains of children are more active when handwriting than typing on a computer keyboard.