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How babies integrate new events into their knowledge more

Telomeres on human chromosomes change together with brain structure more

The brains of young children get thinner as they grow. At least that's what scientists used to believe. Now, an international collaboration of leading neuroscientists suggest, in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, it may be partly an illusion. more

Among the top researchers in Europe who will receive an ERC Grant is Michael A. Skeide. His 5-year project "SLANG - How the brain learns to see language" will give fundamental insights into how the developing brain makes learning to read possible. more

In their study on motor learning Jost-Julian Rumpf and Gesa Hartwigsen describe that the solidification of practiced processes probably begins during short interruptions of practice and can be improved by brain stimulation. more

Using an experiment that combines learning in virtual reality and brain scans, a team of researchers led by Jacob Bellmund and Christian Doeller describes how a temporal map of memories is created in the entorhinal cortex. more

Rachel Zsido and Julia Sacher found that oestradiol plays a crucial role in keeping the structure of networks in the female brain structurally intact and the memory healthy, especially in mid-life. more

Roland Benoit and Philipp Paulus together with Daniel Schacter from Harvard University have examined the question, how neutral places suddenly become valuable to us, in a study published in the journal Nature Communications. They show that our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we imagine. more

How does the brain represent our knowledge of the world? Does it have a kind of map, similar to our sense of direction? And if so, how is it organized? Stephanie Theves and Christian F. Doeller have come one step closer to demonstrating the existence of such a mental navigation system. more

The first prospective study with statistically verifiable numbers for MRI safety has now been presented by a research team led by Nikolaus Weiskopf in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. more

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