Unique brain patterns fire off when you tie various knots

Once researchers figured out the brain's patterns for tying different knots, they could predict which knot study participants would tie before they started.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brains learning science-and-technology imaging-technology

Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

The lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on where the reward lies.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: neuroscience biology memory learning research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute

Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning

Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.

Rebecca Spencer, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: children brain neuroscience memory sleep learning vocabulary hippocampus preschool preschoolers school-readiness early-education academic-performance health-outcomes naps cognitive-neuroscience

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education artificial-intelligence learning computers science-and-technology teachers

Teaching computers to teach boosts intelligent tutor systems

Intelligent tutoring systems can boost learning, but are difficult to create. A new method may simplify things so much that teachers could make their own.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education artificial-intelligence learning computers science-and-technology teachers

In a suddenly remote spring, library support services carry on

Despite closing campus locations, the MIT Libraries continue to provide vital support for teaching, learning, and research.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries • mit
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 pandemic learning online-learning research history-of-mit open-access libraries campus-services

How dopamine drives brain activity

A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience memory magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri learning research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-institutes-of-health-nih mcgovern-institute

How do we adapt if COVID moves teaching online?

The spread of COVID-19 in the United States may force some schools to close. How should they, and parents, prep for a stretch of teaching online?

Kat Stein-Penn • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents internet learning society-and-culture health-and-medicine

More time visualizing an action improves your learning

Giving the mind more time for visualizing an action substantially improves learning. That new finding upends our ideas about getting better with practice.

Stanford • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: brains learning muscles science-and-technology

Classroom tech beats lectures at boosting creativity

Lecture-based learning is no match for activity-based learning that takes advantage of tech for boosting student creativity, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: education higher-education learning mobile-devices society-and-culture college-students creativity

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