Disregarding lab animals' circadian rhythms can hamper reproducibility, validity, and reliability of research, researchers say.
The resting brain repeatedly and rapidly replays faster memories of what a person has recently learned and practiced. The more a person replays the memory during rest, the better they become during subsequent sessions where they practice their newly learned skill.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.
Neuroimaging study reveals a biological deficit in some children with dyslexia that impairs phonological decoding.
By three months, babies are already enlisting the hippocampus to help recognize and learn patterns, researchers report.
Children show improved ability in their math skills when they are trained to practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks.