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Article ID: 693962

Decoding the Brain’s Learning Machine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In studies with monkeys, Johns Hopkins researchers report that they have uncovered significant new details about how the cerebellum — the “learning machine” of the mammalian brain — makes predictions and learns from its mistakes, helping us execute complex motor actions such as accurately shooting a basketball into a net or focusing your eyes on an object across the room.

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3-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693364

Study Explores Link Between Curiosity And School Achievement

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she may be to perform better in school — regardless of economic background — suggests a new University of Michigan study.

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30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693619

Making Sense of CDC’s Report on Increased Incidence of Autism

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

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26-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693452

U.S. Autism Rates Rise 15 Percent; New Jersey Rates Remain Highest

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

U.S. Autism Rates Rise 15 Percent; New Jersey Rates Remain Highest

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26-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693507

Napping Can Help Tired Teens' Performance in School

University of Delaware

A team of researchers found a positive relationship between midday-napping and nighttime sleep and believe it might be key to boosting neurocognitive function in early adolescents. The team measured midday napping, nighttime sleep duration and sleep quality, and performance on multiple neurocognitive tasks.

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25-Apr-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693365

How Your Brain Learns to Expect Mud Puddles in the Park (and Other Things)

Northwestern University

Updated expectations are vital for making decisions Your midbrain encodes the expectation error and relays it to the frontal lobe to revise Dopamine neurons are likely involved in encoding identity errors and new expectations in brain

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24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693230

What Learning Looks Like in the Brain

Thomas Jefferson University

Using advanced imaging technology, researchers observe new patterns of molecular organization as connections between neurons strengthen during learning.

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20-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 686324

Costa’s Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildlife News Source

Newswise

The latest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildlife News Source

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20-Apr-2018 2:25 PM EDT
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    18-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 692227

Making Sense of Senses: Researchers Find the Brain Processes Sight and Sound in the Same Two-Step Manner

Georgetown University Medical Center

Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way.

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12-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693058

MSU Expert Can Discuss Barbara Bush's Commitment to Family Literacy

Michigan State University

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18-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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