Chatterbox parents may boost tots’ intelligence

Young children who are exposed to large amounts of adult speech tend to have better cognitive skills Date:April 30, 2019Source:University of YorkSummary:A major new study has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness. Read the full report:


What makes memories stronger?

from Science Daily Researchers shed new light on how the brain solidifies important memories Date:April 29, 2019Source:VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)Summary:Scientists have found that highly demanding and rewarding experiences result in stronger memories. By studying navigation in rats, the researchers traced back the mechanism behind this selective memory enhancement to so-called replay processes in […]


Same brain cells active during sleep and exploration in mice

From Science Daily Date:April 29, 2019Source:Society for NeuroscienceSummary:Researchers have mapped the activity of individual neurons deep in the brain during sleep and exploration of novel objects in male and female mice. The study suggests these cells may facilitate memory formation. full story:


How the olfactory brain affects memory

This is from Science Daily Date:April 29, 2019Source:Ruhr-University BochumSummary: How sensory perception in the brain affects learning and memory processes is far from fully understood. Neuroscientists have discovered a new aspect of how the processing of odors impacts memory centers. They showed that the piriform cortex — a part of the olfactory brain — has […]


Act now before the price increase

This Wednesday at 7 PM EST Connie and I are doing a webinar for our Digital Obedience Guide on E-collar training. Proven to produce engaged dogs, offering powerful winning performances in the field, the ring and on the street. The online Guide has written instructions with video illustrations. This short video is from one of […]


When it comes to learning, what’s better: The carrot or the stick?

When it comes to learning, what’s better: The carrot or the stick? Date:April 16, 2019Source:Universit√© de Gen√®veSummary:Does the potential to win or lose money influence the confidence one has in one’s own decisions? Researchers investigated confidence bias in a learning context through a system of monetary punishment and reward. They demonstrated that we become more […]

By Pat Nolan | Brain Research