Topic : The Human Brain

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    Are older people better learners?

    Older people may be able to learn more from visual information than their younger… more

  • A teacher gives a lecture at a cram school in a Goshichon in Seoul Forum Article

    What’s the best teaching method?

    Seventy teachers from the UK were sent to Shanghai to study classroom methods to investigate why Chinese… more

  • A man poses for photos as solar halo is seen in the sky of Brasilia Forum Article

    Pay attention: how to improve your memory

    Memories don't just happen on their own. You have to, quite literally, pay attention. "The process [of… more

  • A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya Forum Article

    How brains store forgotten birth languages

    How robust are languages learned in childhood but disused later in life? A new study by researchers at… more

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    How anxiety is contagious

    Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society. Continual reports about… more

  • Apples are displayed in a wheel barrow during an event promoting Polish apples in Warsaw Forum Article

    Food for thought: the best diets for your brain

    As their children submit themselves to the ordeal of all-important end-of-year exams, parents of high… more

  • Traditional Incandescent light bulbs are seen at an apartment in Munich Forum Article

    How philosophy shapes your world

    Today is UNESCO World Philosophy Day, a day aimed to “underline the enduring value of philosophy for… more

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    How older brains can learn new tricks

    Ever heard someone say you can't teach an old dog new tricks? New research suggests it may be time to… more

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    How a lack of sleep affects the brain

    If you yawn during the day, conk out as soon as your head hits the pillow or re-read this sentence a few… more

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    A brief history of sleep

    Sleep is having its moment in the sun -- or, more appropriately, its moment in a darkened room, with… more

  • A mother smiles at her baby as they wait to board a train at a railway station in Hangzhou Forum Article

    Why we need to talk to babies more

    The baby diaper market -- led by Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark -- is… more

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    The neuroscience of poverty

    Recently I’ve seen news reports with headlines like this one: “Can Brain Science Help Lift People Out Of… more

  • A teacher writes on a blackboard during class at a public school in Madrid Forum Article

    How learning a language improves your brain

    Being forced to learn French or Spanish in school might seem like a chore, but according to a new study, you… more

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    The potential of regenerative medicine

    Regenerative medicine, where soft tissues, organs or bone are extended or regrown is an increasingly… more

  • Visitors look at the bourse at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why we’re drawn to people like us

    Race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage… more

  • FOCS-1 Atomic Clock Forum Article

    How to make atomic clocks smaller

    What time is it? The answer, no matter what your initial reference may be — a wristwatch, a smartphone… more

  • Joggers run past as the skyline of Singapore’s financial district is seen in the background Forum Article

    A breakthrough in healing joint injuries

    We live with the same cartilage -- the tissue that connects our joints -- for a lifetime. And since we… more

  • A woman uses her Apple iPhone while waiting to cross 5th Avenue in New York Forum Article

    How do we make decisions?

    Every day we make simple decisions — what to eat, what to wear — that may be influenced by the views… more