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Learning Without Conflict

Researchers have developed a mathematical equation which explains how equilibrium is achieved by two forms of synaptic plasticity during learning.
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Elderly Brains Learn, but Maybe Too Much

Older people retain the mental flexibility needed to learn visual perception tasks, but are not as good as filtering out irrelevant information as younger people, a new study reports.