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How deep learning can advance study of neural degeneration

Researchers have demonstrated the utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in identifying and categorizing neural degeneration in the model organism C. elegans. The tool uses deep learning, a form of AI, and should facilitate and expedite research into neural degeneration.

Busy pictures hinder reading ability in children

A new study shows extraneous images draw attention from text, reducing comprehension in beginning readers.

Meditation for mind-control

Scientists have discovered that mindful meditation can help subjects learn and improve the ability to mind-control brain computer interfaces (BCIs).

Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with adverse outcomes during middle childhood

Research shows prenatal cannabis exposure may impact child behavior later in life.

Sport and memory go hand in hand

If sport is good for the body, it also seems to be good for the brain. By evaluating memory performance following a sport session, neuroscientists demonstrate that an intensive physical exercise session improves memory. How? Through the action of endocanabinoids, molecules known to increase synaptic plasticity. School programs and strategies aimed at...

Quizzes improve academic performance

Students who are quizzed over class material at least once a week tend to perform better on midterm and final exams compared to students who did not take quizzes, according to a new meta-analysis. The researchers found in addition to frequency, immediate feedback from instructors also seemed to positively impact student performance.

Teacher stress linked with higher risk of student suspensions

Just how stressed are teachers? A recent Gallup poll found teachers are tied with nurses for the most stressful occupation in America today. Unfortunately, that stress can have a trickle-down effect on their students, leading to disruptive behavior that results in student suspensions.

Gender harassment and institutional betrayal in high school take toll on mental health

High school students who endure gender harassment in schools that don't respond well enter college and adulthood with potential mental health challenges, according to a study. Researchers found that 97 percent of women and 96 percent of men from a pool of 535 undergraduate college students had endured at least one incident during high school.

FABP4: Preschool-aged biomarker discovered for autism spectrum disorder

Researchers have discovered a biomarker that can detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in preschool-aged children. The new study found that levels of the protein FABP4 were much lower in four- to six-year-old children with ASD than they were in other typically developing children. Experiments in mice that lacked FABP4 revealed changes in neurons that...

Exercise improves learning and memory in young adults

Just a single exercise workout has positive effects on learning and memory in young adults, according to a recent review of published studies.

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