Flexibility and selection precision’ predicts your susceptibility to learning

Dynamic reconfiguration of human brain networks during learning Danielle S. Bassett ∗, Nicholas F. Wymbs †, Mason A. Porter ‡ §, Peter J. Mucha ¶ ￿, Jean M. Carlson ∗ , and Scott T. Grafton † ∗Complex Systems Group, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA,†Department of Psychology and UCSB Brain … Continue reading

Brain Rule 5: Repeat to remember – Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping

Retrieval Practice Produces More Learning than Elaborative Studying with Concept Mapping Jeffrey D. Karpicke* and Janell R. Blunt Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. ABSTRACT Educators rely heavily on learning activities that encourage elaborative studying, while activities that require students to practice retrieving and reconstructing knowledge are used less frequently. … Continue reading

Molecular Basis of Plasticity: SynCAM 1 Adhesion Dynamically Regulates Synapse Number and Impacts Plasticity and Learning

Neurons that fire together wire together. Adhesion molecule SynCAM1: promotes new synapses in the developing brain, holds synaptic junctions together, and impacts the maintenance and function of these structure. Elissa M. Robbins, Alexander J. Krupp, Karen Perez de Arce, Ananda K. Ghosh, Adam I. Fogel, Antony Boucard, Thomas C. Südhof, Valentin Stein, Thomas Biederer Summary … Continue reading

Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus

Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus Nature Neuroscience 2, 266 – 270 (1999) doi:10.1038/6368 Henriette van Praag1, Gerd Kempermann1, 2 & Fred H. Gage1 1 Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA 2 Department of Neurology, University … Continue reading

Investigating the neurobiology of music: BDNF modulation in the hippocampus of young adult mice.

Investigating the neurobiology of music: brain-derived neurotrophic factor modulation in the hippocampus of young adult mice. Behav Pharmacol. 2007 Sep;18(5-6):491-6. Angelucci F, Fiore M, Ricci E, Padua L, Sabino A, Tonali PA. Fondazione Don C. Gnocchi, Catholic University, Largo Gemelli, Rome, Italy. angeluccifrancesco@rm.unicatt.it Abstract It has been shown that music might be able to improve … Continue reading

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