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Puerto Rico’s ‘fear lab’ mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity

A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a 'fear lab' in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of...

Want to squelch fake news? Let the readers take charge

A new study shows that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources may effectively marginalize false news stories and other kinds of online...

Rocking motion improves sleep and memory, studies in mice and people...

Two new studies, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion...

‘Statistics anxiety’ is real, and new research suggests targeted ways to...

A new study uses an analytical technique called 'network science' to determine factors contributing to statistics anxiety among psychology majors.

In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone...

The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and...

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present...

Navigating our thoughts: Fundamental principles of thinking

It is one of the most fundamental questions in neuroscience: How do humans think? Until recently, we seemed far from a conclusive answer. However,...

How the brain decides what to learn

In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It also needs to...

Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather than...

Colored filter improves dyslexic children’s reading speed

Reading, one of the most difficult activities for children with dyslexia, can be improved by the use of green filters. A study described in an...

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