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Some Skill Sleep Learning May Work

Some Skill Sleep Learning May Work

Hearing material while sleeping that you've already learned may improve sensorimotor skills related to the execution of the material. Christopher Intagliata reports

June 25, 2012
Confusion Helps Us Learn

Confusion Helps Us Learn

It may be a good thing to be confused during the learning process. Christie Nicholson reports

June 25, 2012
Toothy Expressions Grab Attention

Toothy Expressions Grab Attention

People looking at a crowd more readily spot those faces that show teeth, whether smiling or snarling. Sophie Bushwick reports

June 22, 2012
America Needs to Study Fractions

America Needs to Study Fractions

Recent research finds that a solid grade school knowledge of fractions and long-form division accurately predicts later success in high school math. Christie Nicholson reports

June 16, 2012
Quiz: How Nice Are You?

Quiz: How Nice Are You?

Answer these 10 simple questions to find out if you benefit from being highly agreeable

June 15, 2012 — Daisy Grewal and Ingrid Wickelgren

Another Perspective on Massive Brain Simulations

This excerpt from a leading neuroscientist's book on the brain's intricate connections levels a critique at the prospects for the Human Brain Project, profiled in the June issue

June 11, 2012 — Sebastian Seung
From Neuron to Whole Brain [Video]

From Neuron to Whole Brain [Video]

The spadework for a massively detailed computer representation of the entire brain has already begun—and questions about its usefulness have simultaneously arisen

June 11, 2012 — Gary Stix

Do Plants Think?

Scientist Daniel Chamovitz unveils the surprising world of plants that see, feel, smell—and remember

June 5, 2012 — Gareth Cook
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Think Outside the Gift Box