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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:Université de GenèveSummary: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 […]

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Train your Brain, new research

Summary:Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main finding of a new study. According to the authors, the study may pave the way for the optimization and development of therapeutic approaches against stroke and Parkinson’s, for example. read […]

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Dogs can smell Epileptic seizure

French scientists say they have proof that dogs can pick up the smell of an epileptic seizure. This article was published in the BBC Health section click this link to read the full text The University of Rennes team hope the findings could lead to ways to predict when people will have a seizure. These […]

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Are we close to solving the puzzle of consciousness?

Giulio Tononi’s “integrated information theory” might solve neuroscience’s biggest puzzle By David Robson published in the BBC 27 March 2019 Can a lobster feel pain in the same way as you or I? We know that they have the same sensors – called nociceptors – that cause us to flinch or cry when we are […]

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Trained musicians perform better — at paying attention

Attention ! Musical training improves the ability to tune out distractions, and the more training, the better the control, study finds Date:March 26, 2019Source:ElsevierSummary:Musical training produces lasting improvements to a cognitive mechanism that helps individuals be more attentive and less likely to be distracted by irrelevant stimuli while performing demanding tasks. Read more

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Sound Sense

Researchers explore how the auditory system achieves accurate speech recognition Sound sense: Brain ‘listens’ for distinctive features in sounds Date:March 26, 2019Source:University of PittsburghSummary:For humans to achieve accurate speech recognition and communicate with one another, the auditory system must recognize distinct categories of sounds — such as words — from a continuous incoming stream of […]

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