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July 12, 2023

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Burns Take a Toll on Academic Outcomes

A common childhood injury has been shown to slash school completion rates, adding to evidence that found being hospitalized can have a long-lasting effect on young ...

Unraveling the Humanity in Metacognitive Ability: Distinguishing Human Metalearning from AI

'Metarecognition' is the ability to objectively monitor, control, and improve one's learning ability. Researchers demonstrated that the human brain exhibits metacognitive abilities that regulate implicit motor learning to maximize monetary rewards. ...

Board Games Are Boosting Math Ability in Young Children

Board games based on numbers, like Monopoly, Othello and Chutes and Ladders, make young children better at math, according to a comprehensive review of research published on the topic over the last 23 ...

Helping Adolescents to Feel Competent and Purposeful -- Not Just Happy -- May Improve Grades

Encouraging adolescents to feel capable and purposeful -- rather than just happy -- could improve their academic results as well as their mental health, according to new research which recommends changing how wellbeing is supported in schools. The ...

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How Does Dopamine Regulate Both Learning and Motivation?

A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives ...

New Tool May Help Spot 'Invisible' Brain Damage in College Athletes

一个人工智能电脑掠夺爱博网投官方网站ram that processes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately identify changes in brain structure that result from repeated head injury, a new study in ...

Unexpected Wins in Both Humans and Monkeys Increase Risk Taking

Researchers have developed 'Dynamic Prospect Theory,' which integrates the most popular model in behavioral economics -- prospect theory and a well-established model from neuroscience -- ...

Students Positive Towards AI, but Uncertain About What Counts as Cheating

Students are positive towards AI tools such as ChatGPT in education, but 62 percent believe that using chatbots during exams is cheating. However, where the boundary for cheating lies is highly ...

Multi-Site Trial of Belonging Exercise Improves College Students' Academic Persistence

一项新的研究发现,传入的理想配偶的学生cipated in an online belonging exercise completed their first year as full-time college students at a higher rate than their peers, but only when ...

60 Years Later, High School Quality May Have a Long-Term Impact on Cognition

Attending a high school with a high number of teachers with graduate training was the clearest predictor of the impact of school quality on late-life cognition, researchers ...

Structured Exploration Allows Biological Brains to Learn Faster Than AI

Neuroscientists have uncovered how exploratory actions enable animals to learn their spatial environment more efficiently. Their findings could help build better AI agents that can learn faster and ...

New Machine-Learning Method Predicts Body Clock Timing to Improve Sleep and Health Decisions

A new machine-learning method could help us gauge the time of our internal body clock, helping us all make better health decisions, including when and how long to ...

Nanowire Networks Learn and Remember Like a Human Brain

Scientists have demonstrated nanowire networks can exhibit both short- and long-term memory like the human ...

Older Adults May Achieve Same Cognition as Undergrads

A set of recent studies demonstrates for the first time that learning multiple new tasks carries benefits for cognition long after the learning has been completed. One year after they learned new ...

Research Shows Why Some Children May Be Slower to Learn Words

A new study investigates where toddlers look when they learn new words. It finds that children with larger vocabularies looked quickly towards objects when learning new words. Meanwhile, children who ...


School Discipline Can Be Predicted, New Research Says. Is It Preventable?

Researchers have documented wide fluctuations and racial disparities in school discipline -- and ways educators might be better able to prevent incidents ...

No Magic Number for Time It Takes to Form Habits

A new study now shows how long it takes to form the gym habit: an average of about six months. The same study also looked at how long it takes health care workers to get in the habit of washing their ...

How Music Can Prevent Cognitive Decline

Normal aging is associated with progressive cognitive decline. But can we train our brain to delay this process? A team has discovered that practicing and listening to music can alter cognitive ...

In Sync Brainwaves Predict Learning

Students whose brainwaves are more in sync with their classmates and teacher are likely to learn better than those lacking this 'brain-to-brain synchrony,' shows a new study by a team of ...

Teachers Who Struggle to Cope With Stress Report Far Lower Job Satisfaction

As teacher shortages continue to worsen across the United States, a new study gives insight into why so many stressed and burnt-out teachers are leaving the profession. The study found teachers who ...

How an Antidepressant Increases Brain Plasticity

A recent study sheds light on the mechanisms of neural plasticity induced by the antidepressant ...

学龄前儿童喜欢学习一位称职的无袖长衫t Than an Incompetent Human

Researchers found that preschoolers prefer learning from what they perceive as a competent robot over an incompetent human. This study is the first to use both a human speaker and a robot to see if ...

Early Morning University Classes Correlate With Poor Sleep and Academic Performance

Sleep scientists' analyses show associations between early classes, less sleep, poor attendance and reduced grade point average. Studies in secondary and junior college students have shown that ...

Astrocyte Cells Critical for Learning Skilled Movements

When astrocyte function is disrupted, neurons in the brain's motor cortex struggle to execute and refine motion, a new study in mice ...

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