Category Archives: Neuroscience

Brain May be Able to Repair Itself from Within

June 3, 2014 Bioscience Technology Duke researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons. Though the experiments are in their early stages, the finding … Continue reading

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Truly learning math makes wise thinkers

Math educator Dr. Edward Burger, president of Southwest University in Texas, makes an excellent point about learning mathematics: By thinking through math, I mean understanding the material in a very deep way so that the student can appreciate and (ideally) … Continue reading

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Reading Fiction May Change the Brain for the Better

Neuroscientist Gregory Berns reports reading fiction — stories and novels — may help develop the human brain. Research conducted at Emory University shows that good stories and novels seem to develop neural connectivity, a mind-altering effect that may be long-lasting … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Brain Better Connected

A new study suggests Albert Einstein’s brain was unusually well-connected. Microscopic imagery of the corpus callosum, the neurons and fibers that connect the left and right hemispheres, revealed Einstein’s brain was better “wired” to send and receive information between the … Continue reading

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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

When it comes to the teenage mind: Nature and Nurture both matter. Researchers working to understand the influences of genetics and environment in shaping the teenage mind report kids with higher IQs may have an extended period in adolescence during … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing Makes Kids Smarter

Dr. William Klemm reports on the positive benefits of learning cursive writing for young brains in Psychology Today. “Much of the benefit of hand writing in general comes simply from the self-generated mechanics of drawing letters. During one study at … Continue reading

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Bad decisions arise from faulty information, not faulty brain circuits

Our brains may be better at decision making than we once thought possible. In fact, it may be more likely that we make mistakes in judgement due to faulty data rather than through a fault in our brain’s decision-making processes. … Continue reading

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