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Remember being drilled multiplication tables? Or taking a timed math exam? These have been common activities in school, but Stanford experts say they’re not really helpful to kids learning math facts. In fact, they deter students who might otherwise be excellent mathematicians.
Feb 3 2015 | Stanford News
Depressing but true: people are less able to form new brain connections as they grow older. Undergraduate Richie Sapp was part of a team whose research could make it easier for adults to learn, and possibly heal after brain injuries.
Jan 30 2015 | Stanford Report
Differences in connectivity in the brain predict face blindness in adults, say Stanford neuroscientists. They plan to observe these surprising differences in children to discover how this visual deficit develops.
Jan 29 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford Professor Jo Boaler says that students most effectively learn "math facts" working on problems that they enjoy, rather than through exercises and drills they fear. Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization damage children's experience of math, she says.
Jan 27 2015 | Forbes
A raft of rodent experiments has demonstrated that blood transfusions from a young donor reverse the effects of aging in older recipients over recent years.
A talk with Lisa Monteggia, professor of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern, about a mouse model of autism, investigating depression by studying a clinically effective antidepressant, and how working in industry informs life in academia.
Jan 24 2015 | World Economic Forum
How can a better understanding of the neural basis of emotional disorders and neurodegenerative disease lead to more effective treatments?
This session is part of the Human Brain series, which explores the latest developments in neuroscience.
Jan 23 2015 | Stanford Report
William Maloney, professor of orthopaedic surgery, told the Faculty Senate on Thursday that while concussions are a problem in football, they also are a big concern in other sports, including soccer, water polo and club sports, involving both male and female players. University Architect David...
Jan 23 2015
A panel of scientists from the Stanford Neurosciences Institute discussed team-based efforts to tackle stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and mental health conditions at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos.
A talk with Prof. György Buzsaki, the Biggs Professor of Neuroscience in the Dept. of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU about the crucial importance of brain rhythms, the hippocampus and how memories are stored, and Professor Buzsaki’s favorite philosopher.

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