Society for Neuroscience

Adult brain processes fractions 'effortlessly'

Although fractions are thought to be a difficult mathematical concept to learn, the adult brain encodes them automatically without conscious thought, according to new research in the April 8 issue of The Jo ...

Apr 07, 2009
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Sleep selectively stores useful memories

After a good night's sleep, people remember information better when they know it will be useful in the future, according to a new study in the Feb. 2 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that the br ...

Feb 01, 2011
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Hormone important in recognizing familiar faces

Oxytocin, a hormone involved in child-birth and breast-feeding, helps people recognize familiar faces, according to new research in the January 7 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Study participants who had one dose o ...

Jan 06, 2009
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