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

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

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

A.I. could spot students struggling in educational games

A new artificial intelligence model can predict how much students are learning while playing educational games, and even who'll answer questions correctly.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Feb. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence learning gaming science-and-technology

Rewards improve visual learning, but only after sleep

Rewards can boost visual perceptual learning tasks but only after getting some quality shut-eye, new research shows.

Brown University • futurity
Jan. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: vision sleep brains learning science-and-technology rewards

Little kids learn gratitude, but revenge comes naturally

Children are eager to retaliate but need some help learning to repay a favor, research on reciprocity suggests.

Pat Harriman-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: learning preschoolers featured science-and-technology social-lives

Sleep is key for zebra finches learning to sing

Sleep may allow birds learning to sing to remember the useful things they learned during the day, and forget what's not important.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds memory sleep brains learning science-and-technology singing motor-skills

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