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Same Genes Drive Maths and Reading Ability

Researchers leading a new study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits say around half the genes which influence how well a child reads also play a role in their math abilities.
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Bad Learning

Researchers discover a new form of neurotransmission which influences the long term memory created by addictive drugs.
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How Brains Remember and Correct

Researchers detect brief bursts of neural activity oscillating in two specific areas of a mouse brain just before the animal makes a correct choice, either when planning an action or correcting a mistake.